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Senior Research Scientist

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Hartford Hospital


Hartford, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
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Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network. 


Hartford Hospital is one of the largest and most respected teaching hospitals New England. We are a Level 1 Trauma Center that provides cutting edge treatment to its patients. This is made possible by being home to the largest robotic surgery center in the Northeast and the Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI), one of the most-advanced medical simulation training centers in the world. When hospitals cannot provide the advanced care, expertise and new treatment options their patients require, they turn to us.

Job Summary:

Performs a variety of responsibilities in designing and directing highly complex research projects and acts as a specialist in a research area in order to ensure that research efforts reflect credibly upon the medical and teaching status of the hospital.

This is a fully funded position at hire with anticipation of acquiring salary support and moving to Senior Scientist Level 2 within 5 years.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Designs and performs specialized, highly complex and unique experiments utilizing specialized knowledge and skills
  • Designs and develops project protocols by researching literature, determining research methodology and recruitment mechanisms in order to ensure high quality outcomes
  • Assists in preparing research grants proposals and over time begins to develop independent research grant proposals
  • Manages grant budget(s) for complete projects to ensure effective utilization of project resources. Negotiates with outside agencies for placement and/or funding of studies
  • Trains and assists research assistants, post-doctorate fellows or graduate students, while also increasing additional knowledge in areas of interest.
  • Directs and conducts the analysis and interpretation of project results for publication or presentations. Publishes results and may collaborate with other Principal Investigators or Senior Scientists
  • Works with Director of CAIRD and Laboratory Manager to determine study priorities and scheduling.
  • May also provide clinical coverage for the clinical trials program.



  • Master’s degree, Doctor of Pharmacy, PhD or MD with graduate /post-doctoral training in infectious diseases, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Epidemiology, or related field.
  • An exception may be made to the education requirement above for candidates that do not meet these criteria but have equivalent/exceptional experience in a related field that would be of benefit to the Center for Anti-Infective Research and Development.
  • Active CT State license in appropriate discipline.

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With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth.  Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children.  We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.  Every moment matters.  And this is your moment.

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