Senior Research Specialist - Mile Square Health Center (Job ID #156705)
Mile Square Health Center - Main
The Senior Research Specialist develops implements and evaluates health
research and service to promote the health and well-being of MSHC patient
populations. The Senior Research Specialist promotes innovation that results
from MSHC's diverse programs and services. In addition, the Senior Research
Specialist manages the Center's grant development, budget, program, staffing,
compliance, reporting, and public relations activities and harmonize
priorities between and among research and service across the agency's many
Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence in research and evaluation,
consistent quality of administration and systems; recommend timelines and
resources needed to achieve strategic goals
In conjunction with agency leadership, the community board, the QI
division and the research division, develop annual research priorities.
Monitor National Institute of Health (NIH or equivalent) research
funding opportunities, among other scientific funding sources, and play a
leadership role in positioning MSHC for successful application, award, and
implementation of funded scientific activities aligned with MSHC
Working with the agency's develop and grants management teams, identify
opportunities for external funding to support research and service
priorities and submit grants in priority areas.
Responsible for the overall budget for this section and oversee project
budgets embedded within the section when the agency is the primary
awardee, subcontractor or subcontracted entity to ensure fiscal integrity
and compliance with sponsor regulations.
Monitor and analyze local, regional and national policies with relevance
to FQHC/underserved health and lead agency efforts to develop and
implement strategies to advance research and service priorities and goals.
Manage the agency's research portfolio, identify and review opportunities
to advance the agency's research priorities, and participate in research
initiatives as an investigator, where applicable.
Participate actively in leadership positions within local and national
coalitions and professional groups to advance research and evaluation with
underserved and community health.
Work in collaboration with the community outreach and engagement team to
develop and manage a community-engaged plan to inform internal and
external stakeholders about agency and collaborative initiatives research
and service areas relevant to community priorities.
Actively disseminate findings from research and evaluation initiatives via
public presentations, conference proceedings and peer-reviewed or other
Lead, coach, develop, retain and supervise the research core in areas of
research and evaluation.
Develop relationships with other academic partners across the institution
to foster research partnerships relevant to the priority areas of our
Participate and help lead the community needs assessment and evaluation
with internal and external partners
Build strong working relationships and communications with internal and
external PIs. Network to identify and recruit new internal and external
Bachelor's degree in science or related field required. Master's degree in
A minimum of 5 years related research experience.
Possess and applies advanced knowledge of research principles, concepts,
practices and methods.
Proficient in specific lab research techniques.
Prior supervisory and management experience, including experience with
fundraising, grant writing, budget and programmatic management
Prior experience conducting research or evaluation in a lead or supporting
Track record of securing external funding for research initiatives.
Track record of authorship in research, education and/or policy areas
including policy papers, white papers, or peer-reviewed publications
Experience shepherding one or more NIH scientific funding awards from
application to successful implementation.
Record of accomplishment supporting research compliance activities in
accordance with government regulations and scientific best practices.
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills; excellent oral and written
communication skill, versed in many different types of communications and
audiences, is essential.