Research Scientist IV (req13354)

University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine
Tucson, Arizona
$69,796 - $94,700 per year + benefits

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The College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking a Research Scientist IV. This position represents a unique and exciting opportunity for a Research Scientist to develop, design, and oversee operations of an NIH-funded psychology research program. Specifically, they will oversee the research team and the design, collection, processing, and dissemination of data from a nationwide randomized clinical trial of service dogs for military veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (NIH R01).

The ideal candidate should exhibit excellent leadership and research skills. They should also have a high level of organization, professionalism, reliability, interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and in a team environment. They should be interested in and motivated to lead a productive research group in the field of psychology.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate as a senior collaborator to design and conduct cutting-edge and societally important research initiatives, including a nationwide randomized clinical trial (NIH R01) of service dogs for military veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), leading substantive aspects of the overall project. Responsible for day-to-day operation of the OHAIRE research group with support for innovation and independent decision making in the development, planning, design, and conduct of the research methods. Oversee day-to-day operations of the research group and supervise other research and support personnel. This may include: 
    • Fostering and maintaining an inclusive, productive working environment. Maintaining systems to oversee and coordinate day-to-day research tasks, providing guidance and troubleshooting. Design, organize, manage and carry out innovative new research projects. Collaborate in the development of novel research methods and measures.
  • Lead publication and dissemination efforts of study findings. Actively participate in acquiring research funding, including initiating and writing grant proposals. Contribute to ensuring regulatory compliance of the research program by coordinating with granting agencies and regulators including the Institutional Review Board (IRB), Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and Data Safety and Monitoring Board (DSMB).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Ability to guide, supervise, and support students and staff Ability to work independently on complex projects requiring problem solving

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD or equivalent terminal degree in Psychology, Human-Animal Interaction, Human Development and Family Studies, Neuroscience, Education, Public Health, Social Work, Nursing, or related field required. Minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience developing and carrying out experimental protocols (e.g., clinical trials) Experience managing IRB and IACUC protocols Experience writing Peer-reviewed publications Experience writing conference abstracts, poster presentations and oral presentations Experience with grant writing

Researcher/Scientist IV (req13354)

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