Staff Scientist, SMD

Rochester, NY


The Staff Scientist will work closely with the Chief of the Supportive Care in Cancer (SCC) Division (Janelsins) within the Department of Surgery on several high-priority grant proposals and grant renewals as well as other scholarship activities related to these grant activities. Currently, the SCC Division is mobilizing to develop a P01 application within the next 2 years. The scope of research includes supportive care in cancer research trigals, accelerated aging, health equity, and other areas of research supported by the SCC Division.


  • Organizes local multi-disciplinary research meetings with faculty in the SCC Division as well as members of Wilmot Cancer Institute and external faculty collaborators involved in a developing program project grant application. Prepares meeting materials, organizes agendas, assists with organizing meeting topics with Dr. Janelsins and other faculty. In addition to faculty, collaborates with graduate students, T32 fellows and staff

  • Organizes, updates, and creates sections to federal and non-federal grant proposals including: research strategy sections, methods and design sections, ancillary sections, tables, graphs, budget justifications, letters of support, biosketches and other sections as needed. Reviews and organizes needed components of an RFA for these documents to ensure allowable submission per sponsor guidelines. Keeping up to date with current advances in clinical, translational and biomedical research. Keeps abreast of trends in field of interest by reading current research literature, abstracting scientific articles of value in the prosecution of research problems

  • Analyzes and evaluates experimental data and interprets results within the scope of the study; assesses the importance of findings in relation to the general research program. Prepares written reports on all phases of research processes involved in research projects. Contributes to the design, interpretation and final writing of research publications with faculty and co-authors, including the Staff Scientist.

  • Create figures, graphs, tables, etc with software programs (e.g. Biorender, Excel, Illustrator, etc) for inclusion in grant sections.

  • Involved in clinical research protocol development writing and review. Participates in pilot study activities as needed.


  • Doctoral degree (e.g. PhD, MD, DO or equivalent) with major course work in the field of assignment required

  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant postdoctoral training or other relevant training, research, or clinical experience required

  • Experience writing manuscripts, publishing and writing grant sections for research in the areas of cancer control and supportive care, cancer, aging, and/or health equity is preferred. Experience with graphical programs a plus.

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Location: School of Medicine & Dentistry
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 055 Sugery-Cancer Control
Schedule: 8 AM-5 PM
Schedule: 8 AM-4:30 PM

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