The Project Scientist will work independently and in cooperation with Principal Investigators at the Cedars-Sinai Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CS-CORE) to make significant and creative contributions to major digital health science research initiatives. The Project Scientist will work with an internationally recognized multi-disciplinary team that investigates how digital health technologies can strengthen the patient-doctor bond, improve outcomes, and reduces costs of care. The Project Scientist will use advanced skills in biostatistics, database management, data analytics, and data visualization. Because CS-CORE places special emphasis on digital health science, the Project Scientist will conduct research to test mobile health smartphone applications, electronic health record (EHR) interventions such as clinical decision support (CDS), social media analytics, virtual and augmented reality platforms, and wearable biosensors. The Project Scientist will actively engage in writing high quality grants with minimal oversight and work harmoniously within a multidisciplinary and dynamic health delivery science team. There are opportunities to develop intellectual property (IP) in partnership with the Cedars-Sinai technology transfer office, and potential opportunities to conduct research in partnership with digital health startup companies aligned with the Cedars-Sinai / Techstars healthcare accelerator.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Asist in preparation of grant proposals, submissions, publications and presentations.
Serve as Principal Investigator for certain grants as approved by supervising member of the Professorial Series.
Participate in publications and presentations as author or co-author.
Develop, adapt and implement new research techniques and protocols.
Assist in preparing and submitting research applications to the institutional review board (IRB)
Analyze, interpret, visualize, and summarize complex datasets.
Lead and train Staff Research Associates and Research Fellows.
Appointees on an academic trajectory will be expected to commit a portion of their time to developing an independent range of research.
DEPARTMENT AND/OR UNIT SPECIFIC – ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Independently analyzes datasets using biostatistical software (SAS and/or Stata preferred)
Constructs and maintains complex datafiles in partnership with informaticists
Writes grant applications with minimal oversight
Serves as primary researcher or, at times, Principal Investigator for research projects
Attends weekly lab meetings and actively provides creative input into research strategies
Uses data visualization software (e.g. Tableau) to present elegant and instructive visual reports
May use qualitative text analysis software (e.g. ATLAS.ti) to analyze unstructured datasets, such as patient and provider transcripts, EHR documents, or social media data
Supervises and advises CS-CORE Research Staff in conducting projects
Works collaboratively, constructively and positively in parentership with CS-CORE team members and its collaborators across Cedars-Sinai Health System.
PhD in a related field. Expertise for this position may be found in many fields, including biostatistics, computer science, health services research, epidemiology, psychology, business, design, informatics, and biomedical engineering, among others.
Demonstrated significant, original, and creative contributions to digital health research programs. Knowledge of CS-CORE areas of research specialization. Demonstrated technical competency in biostatistics, database management, data analytics, and data visualization. Ability to carryout essential job responsibilities, listed below.
Has lead meaningful digital health research projects, preferred.
Has published peer-reviewed research on at least two separate digital health research projects, preferred.
Able to perform moderate lifting. Able to sit, stand and walk for prolonged periods of time. Able to read papers and online documents. Able to operate standard office equipment. Able to exercise physical ability and perspective acuity to satisfactorily perform essential job functions.
In addition to professional development opportunities, Cedars-Sinai offers competitive compensation and benefits package: Medical, Dental, 403(b) with match in addition to Cedars-Sinai’s paid Retirement Program, Tuition Assistance, Credit Union, Wellbeing Program Rideshare, Employee Discounts, Healthcare and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts, Group Life/AD&D and Long Term Disability Insurance, start at 16 vacation days/year.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research... and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.