Sr Research Scientist

The Center for Behavioral and Preventative Medicine (CBPM) located at The Miriam Hospital a major teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University seeks an outstanding Senior Research Scientist to join our Center. Successful applicants will be mid- or senior-career level and conduct innovative research in the area of behavioral and preventive medicine broadly construed and will have NIG or other grant funding have published in peer-reviewed journals and have interest in and/or experience mentoring fellows and early career researchers. The Senior Research Scientist will be expected to maintain a vigorous program of externally funded research. The CBPM community is collaborative dedicated to diversity and equity in all forms and to creating an inclusive environment where the contributions of all are recognized and valued.

CBPM is directed by Dr. Laura Stroud PhD and is home to multiple research scientists senior research scientists and affiliated faculty as well as fellows and students. CBPM has a 30+ year history of conducting innovative research involving inter-disciplinary behavioral approaches to the prevention and treatment of disease. Our research ranges from biobehavioral mechanisms to behavioral factors in health and disease and from translating these discoveries into interventions for health promotion and disease management and implementing and disseminating evidence-based interventions. CBPM serves as a home for the COBRE Center for Stress Trauma and Resilience (STAR) and the Qualitative Science and Methods Training Program (QSMTP). Current areas of research strength at CBPM include: complementary and integrative health; tobacco and substance use; mHealth; physical activity promotion sexual health qualitative and quantitative methods; behavioral interventions in chronic illness (e.g. cardiovascular disease diabetes HIV aging); women's and maternal-child health; as well as stress trauma and resilience. We conduct research in clinical community laboratory and online venues. Research focus for this position is open to any area of behavioral and preventive medicine. Researchers focused on health inequities and historically marginalized and minoritized groups will also be given special consideration.

CBPM provides a strong research infrastructure with support for pre-and post-award research-related activities. In addition to our primary research mission we also serve as Brown University's official training site for behavioral and preventive medicine and stress trauma and resilience. We mentor and provide research experiences for undergraduate and graduate students psychology residents from our world-class clinical psychology internship program and postdoctoral fellows supported through multiple NIH-funded T32 training grants. Our culture is highly collaborative and embodies the values of integrity respect and inclusion. Our investigators collaborate actively with each other with other centers and departments and nationally and internationally. 


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 and Brown appointment at Associate Professor or Professor rank.

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 significant experience in research in field of study.


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


Performs independently within the department�s policies and practices. Refers specific complex problems to the supervisor when clarification of the departmental policies and procedures are required.




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: The Miriam Hospital USA:RI:Providence


Work Type: Full Time


Shift: Shift 1


Union: Non-Union