Community Health Center

  • Research Scientist -- Full Time - Weitzman Institute- Middletown

    Job Locations US-CT-Middletown
    Posted Date 2 years ago(2 years ago)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Weitzman Research Institute (Research & Development)
  • Overview

    Community Health Center, Inc. (CHCI). CHC is one of the country’s most creative and dynamic providers of primary medical, dental and behavioral health services, and a leader in practice based research, health professionals training, and use of innovative technologies to advance health and health care.CHCI is designated as a federally qualified health center and a patient centered medical home by HRSA, the Joint Commission, and NCQA, respectively. WE deliver more than 500,000 patient visits per year from primary care hubs and community clinics across the state of Ct, all connected by technology and common standards for quality. We employ several hundred medical, dental, and behavioral health providers who are engaged in practice, teaching, and research. Our Weitzman Institute is devoted to research and practice transformation, and is recognized around the country as one of the premier research institutes focused on improving health care and health outcomes for special and vulnerable populations. In addition, the organization has developed three wholly owned subsidiaries from the original pilot developments within the Weitzman Institute, the National Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Training Consortium (NNPRFTC), the National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement, and the Community eConsult Network.National Nurse Practitioner Residency and fellowship training Consortium, National Institute for the Advancement of Medical Assistants and the Community eConsult Network.




    The Research Scientist is a doctoral-prepared health care research professional who conducts independent research in alignment with the mission and vision of the Weitzman Institute. The position is also expected to support and contribute to the work of the Institute by assisting other staff with their research projects and providing education and mentoring to junior staff and students. The position will be responsible for securing funding to support independent research through management of existing projects and obtaining new grants and other funding sources for independent research.




    • Provide direct project management for one or several individual research projects
    • Provide content and support for Weitzman manuscript and grant preparation
    • Work with WI staff and outside collaborators to expand the research program through collaboration with other academic entities, and further development of internal CHCI and WI staff.
    • Work closely with the Associate Director for Research to identify opportunities for additional investigation within existing WI projects and initiatives
    • Lead regular, recurring, cross disciplinary research team meeting   
    • Work closely with the Associate Director for Research to coordinate research staff assignments and allocations
    • Provide support and mentoring to students and WI research staff to help in developing their research interests and capabilities.




    • Formal Education & Certification: PhD/doctoral degree in a related discipline and at least two years public health research experience


    • Knowledge & Experience:


        • Proven experience and expertise in conducting independent research.
        • Strong analytical and writing skills,   
        • Experience with grant preparation and manuscript preparation


    Personal Attributes

        • Strong planning, organizational and interpersonal skills
        • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
    • Clear, concise and persuasive writing, communication and presentation skills.
    • An orientation to deadlines and details.
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with employees at diverse levels.
    • Excellent and detailed research and analytical skills. 
    • Exceptionally self-motivated and directed.



    Research Team.

    All levels of internal employees.

    Community contact including federal, state and other external partners



    Works primarily in a moderately sedentary environment. Physical effort generally involves occasional walking between building sites and frequent travel to all locations.



                Flexible, full time at 40 hours per week.



    Confidentiality of business and patient information is a requirement. Confidentiality must be maintained according to CHC policies.




    Doctorate: Public Health (Required)

    Work Experience
    Research & Development
    Project Management

    Program Management


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