We seek a motivated physician-investigator interested in a career in pediatric hospital medicine research in an academic setting. As a team, we strive to recruit, support, and grow talented people from diverse backgrounds with the aim to create a work environment that embraces diversity, fosters inclusiveness, and treats everyone with respect. We have identified needs in hospital-based research programs in translational, clinical, health services, and implementation science research. This could include hospital-based researchers with expertise in qualitative or quantitative methods.
The Division of Hospital Medicine includes one of the largest groups of pediatric hospital medicine researchers in the country with primary research faculty members partnering with clinical faculty to publish ~100 peer-reviewed manuscripts and receive >$500,000 in grant funding in the most recent fiscal year. The Division has a proven track record of K-award or equivalent career-development funding. Individualized career development is provided through mentoring within the Division of Hospital Medicine and across the institution. Opportunities for collaboration are fostered through weekly divisional research meetings as well as other collaborative research groups throughout the Department of Pediatrics and with the neighboring University of Cincinnati. The candidate would spend the majority of her/his time in research with the expectation of independent funding within 2-3 years of hire (e.g. career development award).
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is a leading medical research and teaching hospital, consistently ranking among the top 3 pediatric hospitals in the nation, according to the US News & World Report, and among the top 3 in NIH funding. Cincinnati Children's has nearly 700 licensed beds and more than 170,000 Emergency Department visits and 33,000 admissions per year. The Division of Hospital Medicine at Cincinnati Children's has a successful history of quality improvement, translating evidence into practice, family-centered care, and leadership in education and research, including a robust hospital medicine fellowship program. Dr. Samir S. Shah leads the division, which consists of over 60 faculty and staff physicians and 9 fellows. We currently provide care through the Hospital Medicine Services at 2 campuses as well as consultation and co-management for surgical inpatients through the Hospital Medicine Surgical Service and for adults through the Hospital Medicine Adult Care Service.
Formal research training, including a Master's of Science degree in Epidemiology or comparable degree attained (or in progress with completion prior to or shortly after hire) is required. Candidates should have a strong track record of scholarly productivity. The additional content expertise in common diseases that result in hospitalizations for children and/or problems encountered by hospitalized children is preferred. Experience working clinically as a pediatric hospitalist, teaching medical school students and resident trainees, and leading quality improvement projects are not required but are differentiating factors.
Additional requirements include an MD or DO, status as board-certified or board-eligible in Pediatrics, and potential for licensure in the State of Ohio. Pediatric Hospital Medicine board certification or eligibility is a differentiating factor.
Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to: Samir S. Shah, MD, MSCE Director, Division of Hospital Medicine Professor, Department of Pediatrics c/o Nathan Gohlke, Senior Physician & Faculty Recruiter: Nathan.Gohlke@cchmc.org.
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Capable of relating to diverse age and demographic backgrounds.
Analytical ability required to evaluate data, and make judgments with regard to medical/surgical, and clinical research material.
Possess organization and prioritization abilities.
Knowledge of research methodology, practice specialty, growth and development, family centered care, pathophysiology and/or pharmacology.
Organizational ability to work effectively within a highly matrixed and complex medical center. Possesses expert knowledge and experience of medical specialty.
§ MD or PhD degree in a related scientific or research field.
§ Three years related experience in research field research, and/or laboratory environment and assisting with the preparation of data for presentation at scientific meetings.
§ Assistant Professor appointment or eligibility.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Research, Teaching and/or Training: Conduct research both independently and collaboratively that is often dependent upon or associated with other ongoing research projects, or is service related. Ensure that all research functions operate at the highest level of quality, while maintaining fiscal soundness. Participate in collaborative research projects through interactions with researchers as well as individuals from other divisions/departments. Participate in mentoring graduate students, post-doctoral and research fellows, residents, and students to be involved in functions related to the research mission. Contributes to research and teaching including: serving as a teacher, role model and mentor internally; participate in the development and direction of research and/or educational program at the division, department or system level. Complete evaluations for students, residents and peers. Maintain currency in field through continuing education, literature and seminars. Enhance professional knowledge by attending seminars and professional meetings. Implement knowledge into research.
2. Service and/or Administration: Participates in program development for service and/or administration as evidenced by one of the following: contributes to the development of research or educational programs; or participates in the administration of a research program area; or provide input on a specific program development; or participation in performance improvement programs; participates in local or regional research/scientific affairs through membership in societies or specialty governing boards. May take a role in the development of departmental policies, procedures and standards. Promote interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships and encourage team concepts. Assist in the development and implementation of long and short term goals and objectives and ensures that they are appropriate to the Division. Complete evaluations for students, residents and peers. Coordinate, evaluate and manage annual fiscal operating and equipment budgets. Conduct fiscal analysis and monitor fiscal utilization of scope of services.
3. Scholarly Activity: Participates in scholarly activities. Responsible for initiating, soliciting, and coordinating new well-designed research projects that have potential for external funding. Present experimental results at scientific meetings. Applies advanced training in research methods to design and conduct clinical research on various areas of clinical specialty. Collaborate and write major grant proposals that will result in substantial extramural support. Seek and receive sustained and substantial support from local, regional and/or national sources such as the NIH and NSF either as principal investigator or as a co-investigator. Participate in collaborative research projects through interactions with researchers as well as individuals from other divisions/departments. Publish results of your research via independent and collaborative writings. Propose research and manage the development, implementation and assessment of long and short term goals and objectives. Maintain Quality Control programs; ensure that Quality Control Checks are conducted and records are maintained on each procedure. Define and review performance criteria for quality control, proficiency testing and reporting of test results. Assure that corrective action is taken and documented on all unaccepted control and proficiency testing results
At Cincinnati Children’s, we come to work with one goal: to make children’s health better. We believe in a team approach, both in caring for patients and their families, and in advancing science and discovery. We strive to do better, and find energy and inspiration in our shared purpose. If you want to be the best you can be, you can do it at Cincinnati Children’s.