Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, the research arm of Marshfield Clinic and largest private medical research institute in Wisconsin, has been renamed Marshfield Clinic Research Institute (MCRI). The newly named institute was established in 1959, and currently employs 31 Ph.D. and M.D. scientists and 155 other staff. In addition, approximately 150 physicians and other health care professionals are engaged in medical research through the institute.
The mission of the Marshfield Clinic Research Institute (MCRI) is to discover and communicate scientific knowledge that substantially improves human health and well-being. The MCRI mission supports the Marshfield Clinic mission to serve patients through accessible, high quality health care, research and education.
MCRI consists of research centers in clinical research, agricultural health and safety, epidemiology, human genetics, and biomedical informatics. It also provides a range of support services for physician and scientist investigators, including biostatistics, protocol and grant preparation, research publication and core laboratory support. Approximately 450 clinical trials and other research projects are active at any one time. Marshfield Clinic investigators publish extensively in peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals addressing a wide range of diseases and other health issues, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, eye disease, neurological disease, pediatrics, radiology, women's health, agricultural safety and genetics.
MCRI is seeking an Executive Director to lead the research for the Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS) by providing policy direction, operational guidance and scientific leadership while promoting medical research throughout the system. This individual serves as the lead spokesperson for medical research efforts, mentors researchers and oversees the productivity and professional development of scientists and senior staff within MCRF. The Executive Director-MCRF appoints various individuals to the committees such as the Chair of the Research Center and Chair of the IRB, supporting MCRF, and assists individuals with securing extramural grant and contract funding for research efforts. This individual will work collaboratively with various leaders throughout the Marshfield Clinic Health System to develop and implement complementary strategic plans in the research foundation in support of the overall health system.
Marshfield Clinic Health System is committed to enriching the lives of others through accessible, affordable compassionate healthcare. Successful applicants will listen, serve and put the needs of patients and customers first.
Qualified applicants must have a Doctorate in medicine (MD), osteopathic medicine (DO), philosophy (PhD) or related scientific field plus a minimum Five years of progressive leadership experience in medical research. Demonstrated interest and proven success in medical research.
Marshfield, Wisconsin was recently ranked 5th in the Forbes Magazine list of “Small Cities to Raise a Family.” It provides all the benefits of a small city lifestyle with convenient access to metropolitan areas, including Minneapolis, Milwaukee and Chicago. The community offers a rewarding and low stress lifestyle with short commute times, an excellent school system, affordable housing, cultural events, and outdoor recreational activities. The Washington Post has ranked Marshfield High School as the best in Wisconsin.
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Marshfield Clinic Research Institute
1000 N. Oak Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449
Marshfield Clinic is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.