Junior Research Scientist - HRSA Bridging the Gap (P.I.: Dr. Courtney Chinn)

New York University

United States

June 10, 2022


Junior Research Scientist - HRSA Bridging the Gap (P.I.: Dr. Courtney


New York University: NYU - NY: College of Dentistry: Pediatric Dentistry Location

New York, NY

Open Date

May 10, 2022


NYU College of Dentistry Department of Pediatric Dentistry Junior Research Scientist (Full Time)

The Department of Pediatric Dentistry, at New York University College of Dentistry, has established a one year Bridging the Gap (BTG) training program focused specifically on oral health care for persons with disabilities and complex health conditions (PWDCMC). This position is funded through a five-year HRSA training grant: D88HP37550. The purpose of the BTG training program is to create a sustainable primary care dental workforce that is equipped and empowered to increase the quality, acceptability, and timeliness of oral health care services for PWDCMC. This includes increased knowledge in the prevalent medical conditions, physical and neurodevelopmental disabilities that impact this population. This position will involve researching and training in approaches that help achieve optimal oral health for these underserved populations.

Principal Duties:

The BTG Junior Research Scientist will working closely with the program PI to meet the grant goals of providing comprehensive dental services at the NYU Dentistry Oral Health Center for Persons with Disabilities (OHCPD) and Bringing Smiles Comprehensive Care program (Bringing Smiles). The BTG Junior Research Scientist will engage in didactic instruction which includes curriculum focused on special needs populations, cultural competence in oral health care delivery for PWDCMC, quality improvement in community-based oral health programs, interprofessionalism, advocacy for vulnerable populations, teledentistry, and dental public health.


Position Qualifications:

Required Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Required Licensure:

Must have active NYS dental hygiene license by July 1, 2022

Required Experience:

U.S. accredited dental hygiene program

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Excellent communication skills, strong command of dental procedures/treatments, desire to work with special needs and/or underserved populations, organized and highly motivated, works well with teams

Preferred Education:

Training in behavior management

Preferred Experience:

Community-based or school-based care, work with children or adults with special needs

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Knowledge of EHR systems and teledentistry, Spanish fluency

HRSA Requirements:

Associate must be a US citizen or permanent resident.

Application Instructions

Qualified candidates must apply through Interfolio. Applicants must submit: 1) Cover letter / Letter of Interest; 2) Curriculum Vitae; and 3) Names and contact information of at least three professional references. To access the application, please click the "Apply Now" button located on the right.

Application Process

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