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Billings Clinic Research Scientist in BILLINGS, Montana

You’ll want to join Billings Clinic for our outstanding quality of care, exciting environment, interesting cases from a vast geography, advanced technology and educational opportunities. We are in the top 1% of hospitals internationally for receiving Magnet® Recognition consecutively since 2006.

And you’ll want to stay at Billings Clinic for the amazing teamwork, caring atmosphere, and a culture that values kindness, safety and courage. This is an incredible place to learn and grow. Billings, Montana, is a friendly, college community in the Rocky Mountains with great schools and abundant family activities. Amazing outdoor recreation is just minutes from home. Four seasons of sunshine!

You can make a difference here.

About Us

Billings Clinic is a community-owned, not-for-profit, Physician-led health system based in Billings with more than 4,700 employees, including over 550 physicians and non-physician providers. Our integrated organization consists of a multi-specialty group practice and a 304-bed hospital.Learn more ( about Billings Clinic (our organization, history, mission, leadership and regional locations) and how we are recognized nationally for our exceptional quality.

Your Benefits

We provide a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to all permanent full-time employees (minimum of 24 hours/week), including Medical, Dental, Vision, 403(b) Retirement Plan with employer matching, Defined Contribution Pension Plan, Paid Time Off, employee wellness program, and much more.Click here ( for more information ordownload the Employee Benefits Guide ( .

Magnet: Commitment to Nursing Excellence

Billings Clinic is proud to be recognized for nursing excellence as a Magnet®-designated organization, joining only 97 other organizations worldwide that have achieved this honor four times. The re-designation process happens every four years. Click here ( to learn more!

Pre-Employment Requirements

All new employees must complete several pre-employment requirements prior to starting. Click here ( to learn more!

Research Scientist

Billings Clinic (BILLINGS CLINIC 1045 N 30TH BUILDING)


Shift: Day

Employment Status: Full-Time (.75 or greater)

Hours per Pay Period: 1.00 = 80 hours (Exempt)

Starting Wage DOE

The Research Scientist will facilitate and coordinate the development and implementation of a program of research and evidence-based practice in collaboration with Billings Clinic health care staff and disciplines and with professionals and scientists from academic institutions and research organizations. This person will be recognized as a professional role model and will promote a professional environment that supports continuous learning, positively impacts clinical and healthcare outcomes and interdisciplinary collaborative activities. This person will be expected to seek grant funding and grant opportunities to support research activities. This person will educate the staff about the use of evidence-based practice and research.

Essential Job Functions

• Supports and models behaviors consistent with the mission and philosophy of Billings Clinic and department/service.Utilizes philosophical, theoretical, and conceptual foundations to guide Billings Clinic health care professionals in the discovery of new knowledge in health care.

• Conducts theory-guided quantitative and qualitative research to test and generate new knowledge, and to educate members of the health care team.

• Develops and maintains appropriate records, information databases and other related information necessary to conduct analyses, produce statistical findings/results, and prepare a variety of reports on research results that are credible and reproducible. Evaluates and analyzes data to establish relevance to the problem or problems being evaluated.

• Prepares, oversees, and presents posters, power point presentations, and manuscripts to disseminate work locally, regionally, and nationally.

• In collaboration with senior and physician leadership, medical staff, and other health care professionals, leads, develops, and devises research and quality initiatives which align with Billings Clinic strategic goals to improve health services and clinical outcomes and quality and patient safety locally, regionally, and nationally. Oversees all phases of the research process. Acts as a recognized research and evidence-based practice expert throughout the Billings Clinic healthcare system.

• Seeks grant funding to support research activities. Coordinates grant/federal appropriations development/management efforts. This includes researching potential granting entities, trusts, foundations, businesses, and government entities to identify prospects for submittal of written grant/funding requests.

• Engages with other academic and healthcare institutions as an active collaborator of research endeavors.

• Identifies needs and sets goals for own growth and development; meets all mandatory organizational and departmental requirements.

• Maintains competency in all organizational, departmental and outside agency environmental, employee or patient safety standards relevant to job performance.

• Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.

• Incorporate population specific needs into all aspects of communication and patient care; scope of services provided will encompass age groups from infant through geriatric

• Communicate clearly and effectively, both verbal and written

• Establish and maintain collaborative relationships

• Serves as a resource for patient/resident care. Accountable to provide clinically sound information. Must develop and maintain good working relationships with other departments, physicians, patients/residents, families, outside agencies, and other professionals.

• The nature of outputs generated by this position has far reaching impacts that affect the current and future quality of care provided at Billings Clinic. Therefore, the accuracy and integrity of the information is critical.

• Completes assignments of a broad nature while exercising considerable independent judgment and originality.

• This position interacts primarily with management and nursing personnel and is viewed as a position that should bring significant value to Billings Clinic by proactively bringing solutions and recommendations to the organization

Minimum Qualifications


• PhD in a health-related field, nursing preferred


• Experience as the Principal Investigator of at least one clinical research protocol in which the candidate carried the study from concept through dissemination

Certifications and Licenses

• CITI Training preferred

Or an equivalent combination of education and experience relating to the above tasks, knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered. Employees that require a licensed or certification must be properly licensed/certified and the licensure/certification must be in good standing.

Billings Clinic is Montana’s largest health system serving Montana, Wyoming and the western Dakotas. A not-for-profit organization led by a physician CEO, the health system is governed by a board of community members, nurses and physicians. Billings Clinic includes an integrated multi-specialty group practice, tertiary care hospital and trauma center, based in Billings, Montana. Learn more (

Billings Clinic is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity. All policies and processes are designed toward achieving fair and equitable treatment of all employees and job applicants. Employees are encouraged to discuss any concerns they have in this regard with their immediate supervisor and/or the Vice President People Resources. All employees and job applicants will be provided the same treatment in all aspects of the employment relationship, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, genetic information or disability.