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at The Geneva Foundation

Posted: 4/13/2019
Job Reference #: 2116
Keywords: investigator

Job Description

  • Job LocationsUS-TX-San Antonio
    Req No.
    Grants and Contracts
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Geneva Foundation is seeking applicants for 2 co-investigator positions to join an existing Department of Defense affiliated laboratory and team in San Antonio, Texas. The successful applicant will work with an internationally renowned lung injury and multiorgan failure researcher that specializes in Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) therapy and novel interventions in traumatic brain injury and polytrauma. The individuals selected will play a key role in the scientific conduct at the laboratory, and will carry out testing in collaboration with the laboratory's Principal Investigator. Grant writing and the submission of proposals as an independent investigator will be expected. The positions also require mentoring and directing laboratory technicians and post-doctoral fellows on the studies. We are seeking individuals at an academic rank of assistant professor or above that has received a research grant as an independent investigator equivalent to an NIH R01 or equivalent. The nature of the position requires that the candidate author peer-reviewed abstracts, poster and manuscript publications; proficiency in oral and written English is a requirement. The ideal candidates will be prolific writers with a proven publication record and motivated, energetic translational researchers. An MD and experience in critical care with ECLS, traumatic brain injury and translational research is desired, PhD in cardiovascular physiology, neuroscience or molecular biology is essential. Foreign MD and PhD graduates are welcome to apply.

    Site: San Antonio Military Medical Center / Ft. Sam Houston, TX


    Management Responsibilities

    • Supervise Managers and staff to ensure optimal performance
    • Assure all staff complies with Foundation and site policies, procedures and SOPs
    • Develop, manage, and mentor staff by providing training, guidance and feedback through reviews, regular one: one meetings and constant communication
    • Provide support, as needed, in the development and documentation of policy and best practice guidelines and internal controls
    • Manage multiple programs/study managers
    • Responsible for overall direction, coordination and evaluation of the site’s process and procedures within the scope of the Foundation
    • Delegates responsibility to trained, qualified, proficient staff able to perform the tasks, as needed
    • Provide technical direction and overall supervision and guidance to department to ensure compliance with all federal, state and governing regulations/laws
    • Spearhead the development, communication and implementation of effective growth strategies and processes
    • Develop and implement plans for department systems, processes and personnel design


    • Promote safety and confidentiality of research participants at all times when working on human research studies
    • Promotes humane and ethical treatment of animal research subjects when working on animal research studies
    • Adhere to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and infection control procedures
    • Demonstrate proficiency in performing basic study related procedures (i.e., vital signs, ECG, phlebotomy), as required
    • Manage study budget in accordance with the research proposal
    • Comply with the Employee Handbook and Standard Operating Practices of The Geneva Foundation as applicable
    • Participate in the hiring, training, motivation, and supervision of other research personnel (e.g. Project Director,
    • Research Assistant, Data Manager)
    • Maintain a collaborative research environment with all site personnel, research participants, The Geneva Foundation and the funding organization
    • Execute and maintain research study
    • Manage study documentation
    • Recruit and enroll study subjects as required
    • Conduct research subject visits as needed
    • Collect data
    • Prepare interim and final progress reports
    • Document correspondence and communication pertinent to the research
    • Procure supplies and equipment as authorized per research budget guidelines
    • Disseminate research results
    • Analyze data and the preparation of the final manuscript
    • Maintain an updated literature library of journal articles related to the research topic
    • Maintain the security and confidentiality of all research records
    • Maintain and update files of all applicable regulatory documentation for IACUC or IRB (including protocols, approvals, amendments, modifications, etc.) as well as any communications with the sponsor or any other Federal or regulatory office (including prior approvals, change in scope, etc.)


    • Doctorate degree required - MD or PhD
    • 2-4 years knowledge and experience with Department of Defense (DoD) Grants and Agreements administration and management, preferred
    • 2-4 years Medical research project management experience strongly desired, preferably with Department of Defense
    • Experience with advanced medical technologies, preferred
    • Knowledge of military system, preferred.
    • Demonstrate competence in oral and written communication
    • Must be organized, attentive to detail, and possess a positive, friendly and professional demeanor
    • Ability to be flexible with changing priorities and available to interact with employees, clients and sponsors of all levels
    • Ability to exercise independent judgment in fast-paced, high-pressured environment with strict deadlines and to manage multiple projects
    • Ability to develop strong trusting relationships in order to gain support and achieve results
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