HRI Scientist

Post #
Health Research Inc. (HRI) Roswell Park Division
Center for Personalized Medicine
Full-time; M-F / 8:30AM - 5PM or variable if needed/40 hours
HRI offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.
Description of Duties

Health Research, Inc. (HRI) Roswell Park Division is seeking a full-time HRI Scientist. The HRI Scientist
Performs basic and applied research involving the formulation, conduct, analysis, interpretation and reporting of scientific investigations of phenomena or problems associated with the cause, cure, treatment, and prevention of cancer; conducts and may supervise phases of creative, original and independent scientific research studies in a specific field of assignment; defines problems and issues that enhances the development of scientific research programs; contributes significantly to a base of scientific knowledge; may teach in graduate education programs; generates peer-reviewed funding for organization scientific research projects. Supervises and conducts all phases of creative, original scientific research studies in an appropriate field of focusing and developing more selective and/or specific anticancer treatments and prevention. Defines scientific research problems and issues; develops complete, comprehensive scientific research solutions; utilizes professional expertise and judgement to select appropriate methodologies and techniques for scientific research studies. Designs methodologies that will facilitate an understanding of how genes are inherited, modified, expressed and regulated. Develops and designs research programs that will uncover new leads for the treatment of neoplastic disease; develops treatments for neoplastic disease. Develops and obtains grants and/or other sources of external funding. Prepares budgets and analyzes project resource requirements; participates in presentations as needed. Supervises and coordinates all facets or designated portions of scientific research projects; assumes major responsibility for the completion of projects; documents, identifies and solves problems encountered throughout the normal course of scientific research. Authors or co-authors papers or reports of significance to the appropriate field. Obtains peer recognition as evidenced by the publication of papers in favorable peer-reviewed journals, citation in the peer reviewed work of others within the scientific community, and/or presentations at professional societies. Solves problems encountered in the normal course of scientific research and modifies existing techniques or methods as appropriate to the study; directs work of staff assigned to the project; coordinates with support functions and outside resources as needed. Consults experts when difficult technical or theoretical issues surface. Interprets results of scientific research; prepares reports and supporting documentation; maintains required records, reports and statistics as directed. Publishes in refereed journals and/or other significant publications periodically as a significant contributor or primary author; presents his/her work at major scientific conferences. May teach in the graduate education programs associated with the Institute. Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance programs, safety and compliance standards. Enhances professional growth and development by participating in educational programs, distributing and reading current literature, conducting and participating in in-service meetings and workshops. Prepares other written documentation as required by the profession and the department; maintains, distributes, analyzes and projects information for required records, reports and statistics as directed. Attends meetings as required. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.


The applicant must have a M.D. or PhD in an appropriate field; or a Master’s degree in an appropriate field. The preferred candidate will have the following: PhD or equivalent degree in Cancer Biology or Biomedical Imaging; First author peer reviewed publications; Experience with grants writing Minimum two years of experience in pharmaceutical industry or academia in the related disciplines of cancer biology or genetics; Research experience with image analysis methods; Experience working with clinical data and/or clinical trials; and experience in supervising technicians and students. The preferred candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills; significant attention to detail and self-directed; strong customer service skills; possess the ability to work in fast pace environment; take initiative; and strong ability to multi-task and organize; possess the ability to perform duties and problem solve with minimal supervision; also Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and graphic design for presentations.

This is a grant-funded position.  Compliance with funding requirements such as time and effort reporting, grant deliverables, and contract deliverables is required.
Health Research Incorporated (HRI) Roswell Park Division participates in the E-Verify program.
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