Research Scientist

Reports to a departmental or divisional director and is responsible for direction of the research activities of a laboratory.  Prepares writes and presents research papers.  Provides consultation within area of expertise to individuals both internal and external to the hospital.



Supervises postdoctoral fellows research assistants and other lab personnel including hiring training assigning work to complete providing feedback evaluating performance and when necessary disciplining.

Assumes primary responsibility for the development communication and ensuring compliance with policies and procedures for research and administrative functions in research setting.  This includes but is not limited to conforming to all policies/procedures of relevant mandatory committee(s) including IRB and IACUC committees. 

Identifies internal and external funding opportunities and works with departmental and Lifespan Office of Research Administration on completion of grant application.

Reviews current literature to update approaches to research being conducted.  Assigns review of specific literature to assistance.

Determines the direction of research efforts by reviewing data from previous research and external research papers to identify problem areas. Sets up hypothesis and designs experiments to test them.  Responsible for the development of research methodology used.

Ensures accurate collection and analysis of data gathered in research experiments.  Interprets data using statistical methodology.

Prepares writes and presents papers for publication as the principal investigator on research projects.

Participates in Hospital committees both research and non-research.

Contacts individuals both internal and external to the Hospital to provide professional consultation within area or expertise and to exchange information.


Other information:


Requires completion of a M.D. and/or Ph.D. in the appropriate scientific field.

Requires an in-depth knowledge of the scientific field in which research is being performed.

Requires supervisory and administrative skills to direct a small group of research assistants.

Requires the interpersonal skills to interface both externally and internally to the Hospital.


Requires one year experience in research.


Works in a laboratory environment with possible exposure to human and animal serum chemical reagents animal subjects and radioactive materials.


Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


Location: Rhode Island Hospital USA:RI:Providence


Work Type: Full Time


Shift: 1