Director, Member Scientist

HMH HOSPITALS CORPORATION Nutley Requisition # 2022-119854 ShiftDay StatusPer Diem Weekend WorkNo Weekends Required HolidaysNo Holidays Required On CallNo On-Call Required Shift Hoursvaries Address111 Ideation Way, Nutley, 07110

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The Director, Member Scientist in the HMH Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) shall perform such duties/objectives as requested by the Chief Scientific Officer of the CDI for the conduct of basic scientific and/or translational research.

The Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI), was established by Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) as an academic basic and translational research enterprise to rapidly translate science innovation to the clinic to improve outcomes for patients with cancer, infectious diseases, autoimmune disease and other acute and chronic diseases.  The CDI has grown rapidly since its origins in 2019, and now has 18 labs, 150 scientists and support personnel, who are supported by more than 85 grants and contracts. Areas of expertise include genomics, epigenetics, drug resistance, stem cell biology, drug discovery, diagnostics and biomarker development, and pharmacology.


A day in the life of a Director, Member Scientist at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:

  • The CDI expects the Dir, Member Scientist to cover at least 50% of their salary as direct costs on research grants. The Dir, Member Scientist is expected to use reasonable professional effort to acquire grant funding and philanthropic support to cover as much as possible of the operating expenses and salaries of support personnel for their research laboratory at the HMH CDI.
  • Maximum allotted time for professional activities away from the Hackensack University Medical Center of 60 days. Professional activities include; scientific consulting, editorial work, seminar participation, scientific training, service on NIH study sections and review panels and attendance at national and international science meetings.
  • Plans and oversees the operation of the lab processes and lab staff.
  • Establishes, maintains, and administers the financial longevity of the lab.
  • Develops and works within the budget of the lab.
  • Establishes and develops strategic goals of the lab.
  • Creates, develops, and implements policies, practices, and procedures of the lab.
  • Designs quality and productivity standards of the lab.
  • Responsible for approving personnel decisions such as hiring, terminating, and disciplinary actions.
  • Responsible for guiding, mentoring, and evaluating the performance of the appropriate lab staff.
  • Minimum on site work of 40 hours each week.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Hold a M.D. or Ph.D. degree from an accredited medial school or graduate level institution.
  • Demonstrated involvement in program development, performance improvement, and research activities.
  • Minimum 3 years in a funded research program at the Associate Member, Full Professor or equivalent rank.
  • Extensive experience/independent NIH and/or foundation funding.
  • Professional peer-review experience as an ad hoc manuscript or grant reviewer or on either Editorial Boards of Journals or Grant Review Committees.
  • Minimum publication of 50 articles in scientific journals or book chapters. The candidate must be first or last author on the majority of these publications.



If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!

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