Research Scientist

General Summary:

Under minimal supervision of the Director, Informatics & Biostatistics, and with a high degree of autonomy, the Research Scientist works as a team leader and co-investigator to lead research aspects of the department. Research Scientist will design, collaborate, plan, perform data analysis and prepare reports.  The Research Scientist will develop collaborative research with existing
Beaumont researchers, as well as maintain their own research.


Essential Duties:

  • Maintain an active research program through the identification of relevant areas of study, developing appropriate approaches, and presenting the  results. Collaborate with other researchers and trainees to generate research ideas and develop protocols. 
  • Research Scientist – Health Economist will manage all aspects of the
    research laboratory, including staff selection and training, project assignment
    and scheduling, monitoring of project funds, coordination of data generation
    and analysis, and acquisition and use of equipment and facilities.
  • Review current literature in relevant fields. Critically evaluate
    research data and prepare research results for publication in refereed journals
    and presentations at scientific meetings.
  • Seek grant support for new and/or continuing research activities,
    including identification of funding sources, grant development and preparation,
    managing of awarded grants.
  • Participate and/or lead routine departmental research meetings;
    serve on research committees as delegated.
  • Provide research methodology training to research fellows, postdocs,
    residents, technicians, and students.
  • Perform related departmental/divisional duties as assigned.

Standard Qualifications:  


  • PhD degree in economics, health economics, health management and/or policy, health services research or related fields. The Laboratory, Clinical Research Scientist and Health Economist must have evidence of research productivity and independence.
  • 5 years relevant research training and/or experience.
  • Experience working with graduate students and/or medical students.
  • Evidence of authorship and successful grant submissions. Basic understanding of
    statistics; experience with specialized techniques and procedures used in
    research specific department; strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience collaborating with medical and/or public health professionals in a multidisciplinary setting.