Neuroscientist

Overview

Date Posted:
1/29/2019
Job Code:
NEUROSCI
Location:
Centre for Neuro Skills Corporate Building
Address:
5215 Ashe Road
City:
Bakersfield
State:
CA
Country:
United States of America
Category:
Research

Description

 

 

Laugh, create, give, and love. These are just a few of the positive words of affirmation that describe the culture at Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS).  We work together as a team and continually inspire each other to lead positive change, learn, and grow.  Our commitment to research, innovation, and advances in technology drives us to reach for what could be possible.  Every day is a new day to smile, do, and change. We are passionate about our work and making a difference in the lives of our patients and their families.

Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS) helps people with brain injury find hope, independence and a meaningful life - and you can play a key role in that journey.

Since 1980, CNS has provided post-acute medical treatment, rehabilitation and disease management, and offers residential, inpatient, outpatient and assisted living programs. Locations include Bakersfield, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston.

Our facilities have been honored many times by the prestigious Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF International) for excellence in therapeutic programs, staff education, patient treatment, and leadership. We also conduct research on brain injury and recovery, with a dedicated, in-house team of Ph.D. researchers who collaborate with major U.S. universities. Please see our moving corporate video, "The Story of Centre for Neuro Skills" at http://www.neuroskills.com/about-us/tour-cns.php

The Neuroscientist will use fundamental concepts, practices and procedures in neuroscience to perform varied scientific research tasks requiring application and adaptation of established techniques, procedures and criteria.  Prepares and submits grant proposals and manuscripts. Consults with outside facilities and/or agencies as necessary.  Work is part- or full-time during weekdays with occasional weekend and/or night work.  Work may be performed in a home office or at the clinic/corporate office.

CNS offers a competitive salary and benefits, including paid time off, extended sick leave, health/dental/life insurance, paid holidays, 401(k), etc.

Minimum Requirements

 

 

A high degree of accuracy in documentation and observation, adaptability to a variety of situations, strong organizational and communication skills, and an ability to evaluate situations and make decisions is needed for this position.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND REQUIREMENTS:

1.  Performs research assignments involving a number of variables and applies or uses scientific procedures, equipment and computer technology which may involve complex functions or features.

2.  Designs and conducts research studies. Evaluates, selects and applies standard scientific techniques, procedures, and criteria to accomplish a variety of research assignments. Makes preliminary selections and adaptations of scientific alternatives requiring the exercise of judgment.

3.  Collects, analyzes and interprets data; prepares statistical and narrative reports and/or graphs.

4.  Performs data collection to ensure data integrity, quality control and protocol compliance. 

5.  Prepares research grant proposals and contracts.

6.  Prepares interim and final reports, and communicates the results through conference presentations and papers for academic, professional and lay organizations.

7.  Works with Research Department staff and other staff and/or students engaged in associated research support activities.

8.  Will interface with other agencies and research partners as requested.  Will travel to other CNS programs and research agencies as requested.

9.  Will participate in the activities of the non-profit, Clinical Research and Education Foundation (CNS-CREF). 

10.  Will present research information in the community as requested, as well as participate in staff education as requested.

11.  Uses special equipment as required by each patient including, but not limited to wheelchairs and other devices at any given time according to the outline of each patient's program.  May require fine motor manipulation, lifting, reaching, carrying, pushing and pulling when working with equipment.

12. Maintains professional and ethical relationships with staff, patients, patient families, and other visitors.

13. Attends staff meetings, in-services, and all scheduled shifts.

14. Comprehends and follows instructions:

a. Maintain attention and concentration for necessary periods

b. Apply common sense understanding and carry out instructions (written, oral or diagrammatic)

c. Adapt to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards

15. Performs simple and repetitive tasks:

a. Ask simple questions or request assistance when needed

b. Perform routine, concrete, organized activities

c. Remember locations and work procedures

d. Make decisions based on simple sensory data

16. Maintains work pace appropriate to given work load:

a. Perform activities on schedule, maintain regular attendance, and be punctual within specified tolerance

b. Complete normal workday and/or week, perform at a consistent pace without excessive rest periods

17. Performs complex or varied tasks:

a. Synthesize, coordinate and analyze data

b. Perform job requiring precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards

18. Relates to other people beyond giving and receiving instructions:

a. Can get along with co-workers or peers without exhibiting behavioral extremes

b. Maintain open door policy to encourage active, empathetic listening

c. Perform work activities requiring negotiating, instructing, supervising, persuading or speaking with others

d. Respond appropriately to criticism from a supervisor and/or other staff member(s)

19. Effectively influences people on a consistent basis:

a. Convince or redirect others

b. Understand the meaning of words and use them effectively

c. Interact appropriately with people which includes the provision of appropriate internal and external customer service

20. Makes generalizations, evaluations or decisions without immediate supervision:

a. Recognize potential hazards and observe appropriate precautions

b. Understand and remember detailed instructions

c. Make independent decisions or judgments based on sensory data or known guidelines

21. Accepts and carries out responsibility for direction, control and planning:

a. Set realistic goals or make plans independently of others

b. Negotiate, instruct or supervise people

c. Respond appropriately to changes in the work setting

PREFERRED DUTIES AND REQUIREMENTS

1. Attends internal meetings as requested, as well as educational seminars and conferences to keep current on ideas and techniques in the field. 

2. Performs other duties as assigned.

SPECIAL SKILLS UTILIZED, EDUCATION LEVEL, TRAINING

1. Doctorate Degree in psychology, neuroscience, epidemiology, statistics or related field, or Masters degree during completion of doctoral degree. 

2. 1 - 3 years of experience in research and grant writing preferred.    

3.  Knowledge of relevant computer programs is necessary.