Research Scientist Share this Job Life Chiropractic College West Posted June 20, 2019 Employment Type Full-time, Exempt Compensation Depends upon Skills and Experience Company Life Chiropractic College West
Location 25001 Industrial Boulevard
Hayward, CA 94545
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Act as Research Scientist within the Research Department, working on assignments with Director of Research (DoR) to carry out the activities of the department, including but not limited to research, research administration, and education and training. In addition to conducting and/or collaborating on high-quality research studies that support the LCCW research effort, the Research Scientist may be assigned to serve on research-related assignments such as administration, vetting, and oversight (e.g. IRB, Research Compliance Board (RCB), Scientific Review Committee (SRC)), to serve as research mentor, and to participate in evidence-informed training of chiropractic students. Maintain and be responsible for confidential and sensitive information.
The Research Scientist position ordinarily requires a Ph.D. or its equivalent in research skill and subject knowledge. The Research Scientist typically works with Staff Scientists, Senior Staff Scientists or faculty members in attaining the goals of specific research project(s), which can include instrumentation and methodology development, and/or user support.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Conduct and collaborate on assigned Research projects including:
Serve as Research Mentor:
As requested by DoR, advise and mentor staff, faculty and students in research design.
Facilitate RCB transition:
Update RCB policies and procedures.
Convene and facilitate RCB committee for reviews of proposed research studies.
Train LCCW RCB members.
Serve on IRB :
As requested by DoR, assist faculty, staff, and student research investigators with submission of research study applications to RCB and/or IRB.
As requested by DoR, assist IRB Chair and Vice Chairs.
ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assumes additional responsibilities, performs special projects, and assists with other duties as needed or requested.
Exhibits collegiality with faculty and administrators, and supportive student centeredness in performance of all job duties.
Treats all others with respect; understands the impact of culture/background on the behavior of others; respects differences among the Life West community and demonstrates inclusive behavior.
Education, Training and/or Experience
Terminal degree in an associated field required
PhD or equivalent research doctorate
A demonstrable research record evidenced by successful grant acquisition or publications or peer-reviewed presentations
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics
Have a good understanding of research principles and methods, and the collection, management, and analysis of data from both subjective psychomodulated measures, and objective biomarker measurements.
Possess high-quality research skills in clinical or translational research, human performance research, or other human subjects research.
Ability to perform assigned duties with frequent interruptions and time pressures.
Ability to perform effectively as a team member on multiple teams simultaneously.
Possess a high level of creativity and efficiency and be self-directed.
Ability to maintain mental concentration for significant periods of time.
Ability to utilize personal computer and various general and scientific productivity software packages (e.g., Word Processing, Spreadsheet, Statistical Analysis, and Graphing programs).
Possess effective verbal and written communication skills.
Have the ability to work flexible hours as required by a research project.
Familiarity with chiropractic research and chiropractic education and training.
University or college research experience
Nature of work requires an ability to operate standard business office equipment.
Requires ability to communicate and exchange information, collect, compile and prepare work documents, set-up and maintain work files.
Much time may be spent concentrating on specific task work, identifying and updating information and performing some data entry.
Must be able to lift 10 lbs., retrieving and placing materials on high shelves and on floor-level shelves; standing, walking, carrying, grasping, hearing, seeing, sitting, kneeling, climbing, balancing, stooping, crouching, and reaching.
This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties or skills required for the job and is subject to review and change at any time, with or without notice, in accordance with the needs of Life Chiropractic College West. Since no job description can detail all the duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time in the performance of a job, duties and responsibilities that may be inherent in a job, reasonably required for its performance, or required due to the changing nature of the job shall also be considered part of the jobholder’s responsibility.
- Conduct and collaborate on assigned Research projects
- PhD or equivalent research doctorate
- Dental Insurance
- Health Insurance
- Vision Insurance
- Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)