Scientific Investigator

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Job posting number: #7076560

Posted: March 30, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job-Specific Responsibilities

This position is primarily responsible for assisting the Senior Scientific Investigator in the forensic analysis of laboratory notebooks, and electronic data collected and sequestered in research misconduct cases at HMS and across its affiliated institutions. Federal regulations require each institution sequester all data, documents, computer files, compact discs, computer diskettes, and any other written or non-written account or object that reasonably may be expected to provide evidence or information regarding the proposed, conducted, or reported research that constitutes the subject of an allegation of plagiarism, falsification, and/or fabrication. The Research Record includes, but is not limited to, grant or contract applications, grant or contract progress and other reports; laboratory notebooks; notes; correspondence; videos; photographs; X-ray film; slides; biological materials; computer files and printouts; manuscripts and publications; equipment use logs; laboratory procurement records; animal facility records; human and animal subject protocols; consent forms; medical charts; and patient research files.

This position will be responsible for assessing all materials identified for any given case, meet with investigators and respondents, conduct forensic analyses of the data and materials as directed by our faculty panels using techniques and tools approved by the federal Office for Research Integrity, and preparing reports for review and consideration by our faculty panels. This position will also provide forensic support to the Research Integrity Officers at HMS’s affiliated institutions as requested.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required. 2+ years of research, research management, and/or compliance experience.

Additional Qualifications and Skills

Advanced scientific degree preferred. Experience in research integrity or data/image analysis work can replace degree.

Additional Information

Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values

Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events, and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Harvard Medical School strives to cultivate an environment that promotes inclusiveness and collaboration among students, faculty and staff and to create new avenues for discussion that will advance our shared mission to improve the health of people throughout the world.

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