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Faculty Principal Investigator - Department of Psychiatry
Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio
Date Posted 02/23/2022
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Faculty Principal Investigator - Department of Psychiatry

Full Job Description

Designs experiment and develop protocols required to conduct meaningful research in a specific area of scientific research. Trains and guides technical staff involved in specific projects and performing particular techniques. Plans future directions, and seeks sources of funding for a research group. Records, collects and analyzes data from research studies, and publishes results in appropriate refereed scientific journals. Presents study results to Research Institute (RI) staff as well as at national scientific conferences. Collaborates with other RI investigators in a manner that will enrich the overall institutional research effort. Prepares for seeking and obtaining external research funding. Serves as a mentor to RI post-doctoral research fellows (Research Scientists).

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Designs experiments and develops protocols necessary to conduct meaningful research in a specific scientific area. Does “hands-on” performance of techniques as needed to complete projects. Assures that research projects are conducted efficiently, correctly, and in a timely manner. 2. Trains subordinate research staff such as technicians, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, etc. so that they can perform techniques required for conducting the studies. 3. Records, collects and analyzes study data so as to be able to reach valid conclusions. With the results in mind, plans for future research directions and studies. 4. When study data has been analyzed statistically, prepares papers and publishes results in appropriate scientific journals. Presents results and conclusions to scientists at the weekly CRI research meetings and at national conferences. 5. Collaborates with other RI and OSU investigators so as to mutually benefit research efforts. Serves as a resource in a particular area of scientific expertise. 6. Provides mentorship to graduate students and post-doctoral fellows (Research Scientists) in preparing them to be independent researchers. 7. Performs appropriate duties as a member of the faculty of the Ohio State University College of Medicine. 8. Prepares scientific proposals to seek external research funding whenever possible. 9. Prepares and monitors capital budget for the area of responsibility. Responsible for authorizing expenditures from approved grant funds. 10. Recruits, hires, terminates and trains assigned staff. Trains staff for compliance to hospital policies, RI, NIH, NRC, AALAC requirements and OSHA standards and regulations. Also conducts training on animal care and use as appropriate.

KNOWLEDGE , SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED 1. Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D. or equivalent degree and having completed a post-doctoral fellowship in a pertinent area of scientific expertise. 2. Good communication skills, and ability to prepare scientific publications, presentations and proposals. 3. Technical skills in an appropriate area of research. 4. Ability to teach and train junior scientists. 5. Desire to pursue a career in biomedical research, and knowledge of the research process. MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Pressure in this position will vary depending on the workload. The workload will be heavy but manageable most of the time. Pressure may arise in the face of deadlines associated with grants, required documentation related to the physician’s OSU faculty appointment, etc. The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. EOE M/F/Disability/Vet
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