Associate Research Scientist – Trauma Research

Marshfield Clinic Research Institute (MCRI) is seeking a doctoral-level scientist to serve as the primary collaborator and mentor to clinician researchers. The scientist will be housed within the MCRI and serve as the primary collaborator in support of the Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS) mission to execute a Trauma Research Program that satisfies the requirements of a Level I Trauma Center designation. The position is classified as non-tenure track.

It is a priority for MCHS to move from an Adult Trauma Level II (T2) to a Trauma Level I (T1) center.  Level I trauma centers are distinguished from Level II centers in that they must conduct trauma-related research, demonstrate trauma-related scholarly activities and be a leader in education and outreach activities. MCRI is providing research support to MCHS to meet the research competencies of Level I Trauma Center designation.  The American Academy of Surgeons (ACS) standards to fulfill the research criteria for Level I verification include publication of 10-20 research articles (indexed in PubMed) within three years, and demonstration of trauma-related scholarly activity.

This individual will work collaboratively with various leaders throughout the MCHS, as well as external parties, to substantially contribute to the Trauma Research Program’s primary mission of designing and executing quality research and scholarly activity to meet and exceed the research requirements and standards established for level 1 trauma center designation. This role is responsible for collaborating with trauma research program scientists and clinician investigators on study design, protocol development, project management, manuscript preparation, scientific presentations, and other scholarly activities. Successful collaborations with MCHS surgeons is emphasized. This individual will serve as a key partner for trauma research within MCHS, including support for clinician-led research. The scientist will facilitate research to meet level 1 trauma research requirements are completed within timeframes and budgets.

This individual will be knowledgeable on the Level 1 trauma center research and scholarly requirements set forth by the American College of Surgeons. Regular assessment and status reports of the trauma program’s research and scholarly activities will be performed.  Generation of novel research ideas or development of research concepts with the clinicians, formulation of program goals, oversight of projects and studies and successful publication of trauma related research will be elements of success in the role.

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About Marshfield Clinic Research Institute

Marshfield Clinic Research Institute (MCRI) is the research division of Marshfield Clinic Health Systems (MCHS). Founded in 1959, today MCRI is the largest private medical research institute in Wisconsin.  The Research Institute is comprised of nationally recognized centers in Clinical Research, Cancer Care and Research, Clinical Epidemiology and Population Health, Precision Medicine Research, and National Farm Medicine. These centers are supported by the Integrated Research and Development Laboratory, the office of Research Computing and Analytics, Office of Research Support Services and Research Compliance.  More than 40 PhD and MD scientists, 200 research support staff, approximately 150 physicians and other health care professionals through the Health System are engaged in medical research.

MCHS is an integrated multispecialty health care system with over 700 physicians, 8 hospitals and 50+ regional centers. The Health System provides ambulatory and inpatient care through a network of clinics and hospitals that have developed a regional structure to address the health needs of a predominantly rural population.