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Research Scientist I

Job ID REQ-2022-15 Omaha, Nebraska

Business: Boys Town National Research Hospital

Job Summary:
The Research Scientist I develops and implements an independent research program. Develops and maintains a research program with national impact. Develops and maintains the appropriate facilities for the research program. Participates in collaborative research projects with other members of the research faculty.


  • Works directly in the laboratory to implement the research program, collects data, develops new procedures, and in other ways ensures success of the program.
  • Begins the process to obtain independent, external research funding from government agencies such as NIH and/or other funding agencies. Aids in the preparation of grant proposals and contributes sections to proposals being submitted by other members of the research faculty.
  • Participates in BTNRH training programs by coordinating or making presentations as part of core courses, working with graduate fellows and summer interns, and supervising graduate students and/or postdoctoral fellows where appropriate.
  • Publishes research results in refereed journals and makes presentations at national meetings.
  • Recruits and supervises research assistant(s) or other staff supported by non-BTNRH funds to facilitate research progress.
  • Collaborates with other members of the research faculty on research problems of mutual interest.
  • Contributes to the national research effort in the field of interest through reviews of manuscripts and grant proposals, helping to organize national meetings, and service on committees of national organizations.

Required Qualifications:

  • Incumbent will normally have the education and experience equivalent to that of a faculty member at a research university, including a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in neuroscience, psychology, engineering or a related discipline, including work in one or more major laboratories where research was performed relevant to the current research program
  • Incumbent should have demonstrated the potential for success in development of a research program with national impact, as indicated by a significant record of publication in refereed journals and presentations at national meetings, commensurate with the number of years (i.e. generally 0-7 years) since a doctoral degree was received
  • Recognition in the form of invited presentations and publications, and other honors and awards.
  • CITI Certification

Date Posted: April 21 2022

About Boys Town:

Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.

Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.

This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

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