Clinical Research Scientist, Physical Therapist, Research, Full-time

Brooks Rehabilitation
September 16, 2022
Jacksonville, FL
Job Type


A Clinician-Scientist is a practicing healthcare provider at Brooks that has additional research-related training and experience, and is actively engaged in both clinical practice and research.


Develop Research     

  • Identify research questions that help advance rehabilitation science and practice.
  • Assist in generating scientifically sound research protocols that are feasible to implement and answer clinically important questions.
  • Assist in identifying and submitting for extramural research funding
  • Assist in submitting research protocols for IRB approval
  • Comply with BRCRC policies and procedures related to applying for new research activities

Conduct Research     

  • Coordinate enrollment and obtain informed consent from study participants.
  • Work with research team to implement study protocols with an emphasis on accuracy and safety.
  • Carry out study-related assessments, interventions, or other data collection procedures with research participants in accordance with study protocols.
  • Maintain appropriate documentation and study records.
  • Comply with data collection and record keeping standards outlined in IRB-approved protocols.
  • Maintain privacy, confidentiality, accuracy, objectivity, and professionalism in all written documentation and medical records
  • Document and communicate Adverse Events (AEs) and Serious Adverse Events (SAEs) and unanticipated problems in a timely manner in accordance with regulatory and protocol requirements.

Disseminate Research Findings

  • Participate in submitting research findings for presentation and/or publication to national audiences.
  • Participate in preparing and delivering presentations of research findings.
  • Participate in preparing manuscripts and other publications related to research findings.
  • Provide educational sessions to Brooks clinicians related to research findings.
  • Participate in events highlighting research conducted at Brooks Rehabilitation.


  • Facilitate communication with research team in writing, through conference calls and regular meetings.
  • Maintain frequent communication with the BRCRC operations manager and research director regarding research activities, current study status, and future directions.
  • Communicate resource needs and utilization (human, physical space, materials, etc.) to operations manager
  • Maintain professional communication skills when interacting with others; facilitate a harmonious working environment.
  • Assists in annual peer reviews of co-workers.

Professional Development     

  • Maintain skills appropriate to clinical practice and research activities.
  • Consistently reflect on learning needs and seek out opportunities to expand both clinical and research knowledge and skills.
  • Attend national scientific conferences related to area of practice and research.
  • Participate in professional service activities in areas related to practice and research.


  • Minimum qualification is a Master’s level professional degree and active license as a healthcare professional.
  • Must also demonstrate additional research-related training and experience such as a professional or academic doctorate, residency training, or extensive prior research experience.
  • Discipline-specific clinical skills and experience required.
  • Must also be self-motivated, able to work well both independently and with a team, demonstrate high levels of critical thinking and complex problem-solving, and be able to communicate effectively to a wide range of audiences.
  • Proficient in developing visual and written scientific communications such as presentations and manuscripts.
  • Good time management and independent follow through on work is also critical to this position.
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