Senior Scientist – Faculty PhD –Translational Research Institute – Orlando
Florida Hospital Orlando seeks to hire a Senior Scientist – TRI Faculty PhD who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.
Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,107-bed Florida Hospital Orlando, serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America. Florida Hospital Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country. We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year.
The Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes (TRI) is the product of an innovative affiliation between Florida Hospital and Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute that bridges the gap between discovery research and clinical care. The TRI brings together the complementary strengths of Sanford-Burnham's basic science prowess and advanced research technologies and Florida Hospital's compassionate, comprehensive clinical care and clinical/translational research expertise to accelerate the discovery and development of new approaches to diagnose, treat, and prevent obesity, diabetes, and their cardiovascular complications.
Monday – Friday; 8a – 5p
The Senior Scientist is responsible for leading the development and conduct of translational research at the TRI and participating in Industry/NIH/Pharmaceutical research that supports the TRI scientific research plan. Responsible for developing assigned Core program, has annual revenue accountability and provides guidance to other support staff in the performance of protocolspecific tasks. The Senior Scientist ensures that all research performed under their direction is in compliance with all Florida Hospital, TRI, local, state, and federal laws, policies and procedures. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
Knowledge of all regulatory requirements that pertain to clinical/medical research
Knowledge of the development and operation of MRI/MRS equipment and MRS/MRI analysis
PhD in Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, exercise physiology, chemistry, biology, or related field
At least 5 years of research experience working in area of expertise
Proficiency in research and the regulatory environment as evidenced by published research and peer-reviewed work.
At least one year of experience in imaging research utilizing high-field magnets
For Energy Expenditure
Experience working with Calorimeters (Hood and Whole-Room)
Experience leading exercise and energy expenditure studies as primary investigator
NIH and/or Pharmaceutical research in the areas of expertise (Preferred)
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital's Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization's Performance Excellence Program
Manages and annually reviews performance of Core staff
Participates in scientific presentations and publications in his/her area of expertise
Participates in research grant application preparation
Participates in Research Protocol planning and IRB submissions
Fosters and supports external academic and research collaborations including data management
Annual revenue accountability
Other duties and responsibilities as determined by the scientific director
Designs and implements magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MR/MRS) experiments/sequences using a clinical 3T MRI/MRS instrument
Maintains and services Imaging Core equipment and vendor relations
Selects, maintains and optimizes MR coils specific to each research application
Ensures research volunteer safety including - but not limited to - calculation of and monitoring of specific absorption rates (SAR's) for research imaging and spectroscopy and patient/research volunteer screening
For Energy Expenditure
Develops exercise and energy expenditure Core
Leads research in the develop of novel biomarkers related to exercise resistance and diabetes
If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Senior Scientist – TRI Faculty PhD opportunity with Orlando and apply online today.
Florida Hospital is dedicated to improving lives not only in Central Florida, but also around the world. As a destination hospital, we are committed to serving the health care needs of our patients with a holistic approach to heal the mind, body and spirit. We strive to be the hospital of choice for patients, physicians and employees. Over the last 100 years, Florida Hospital’s mission remains unchanged: to extend the healing ministry of Christ.