Adolescent Medicine - Research Assistant or Associate Professor
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Academic / Research
Internal Number: 124230
The Division of Adolescent and Transition Medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital is seeking an adolescent medicine researcher to join a diverse, talented, multidisciplinary team of individuals who share a passion and commitment to transforming adolescent health outcomes through exceptional clinical programs, high-impact clinical and translational research, innovative educational programs, and effective academic and community partnerships. We are seeking individuals who are highly professional and who foster a culture of inclusion.
The Division of Adolescent Medicine at Cincinnati Children's was founded in 1960 and has a distinguished history of breakthrough research, outstanding clinical programs, and advocacy. Our vision is "One team, one vision: Every adolescent healthy and thriving," reflecting our commitment to work collaboratively to ensure health and health equity, and to take a holistic approach to adolescent health and well-being. The division has a large, internationally-recognized, well-funded research program, with 50% of faculty holding external research funding. We are expanding our existing research focus in HIV prevention, HPV and other vaccines (including COVID vaccines), STI diagnostics, transgender health, and eating disorders, and establishing a new focus area in substance use disorder.
Clinical programs include a hospital-based primary care practice and a consultative practice focusing on all adolescent health issues including eating disorders, mental health disorders, transgender care, LGBTQ+ health, HIV care, and sexual and reproductive health. Faculty also provide care at the city's juvenile detention center. Programs in young men's health and substance use will be launched soon. Many educational opportunities are available, starting at the middle school and high school level with pipeline programs and encompassing medical student, resident, and fellowship training programs.
At Cincinnati Children's, it is our vision is to be the leader in child health. CCHMC is a national and global leader in pediatric clinical care, research, education, community and population health, and advocacy. Among all pediatric institutions in the nation, CCHMC ranks #2 in NIH funding. In the 2023 Best Medical School rankings, the Department of Pediatrics was ranked #2 among U.S. medical schools and in the 2022-2023 Best Children's Hospital rankings, CCHMC was ranked #3.
Cincinnati is one of America's most vibrant and beautiful river cities. It has all the amenities of a big city - including outstanding cultural offerings, major sports teams, and exceptional schools - with the warmth of a small town and an extraordinary quality of life.
Interested applicants are invited to send a CV and cover letter toJessica Kahn, MD, MPH,Division Director, Adolescent and Transition Medicine c/o Nathan Gohlke, Physician and Faculty Recruitment - Nathan.Gohlke@cchmc.org. In the cover letter, applicants are encouraged to describe previous experiences mentoring women or members of underrepresented groups, and experience working with diverse patient and community populations.
Cincinnati Children's is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, or other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Cincinnati Children's is committed to building a diverse faculty and strongly encourages those underrepresented in medicine and science to apply.
The ideal candidates would hold a PhD, ScD, DPH, MD, or DO degree. If an MD or DO, candidates should be Board Certified/Board Eligible in General Pediatrics, Internal Medicine or Family Medicine, and ideally would be Board Certified/Board Eligible in Adolescent Medicine. We are seeking a candidate to appoint at the rank of Associate Professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine who has a track record of funded research in the areas of HIV prevention, adolescent vaccines, STI diagnostics, transgender health, or eating disorders, but are also interested in interviewing candidates who would be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor if their research focus was in research areas we would like to expand including eating disorders and substance use disorder research. The faculty member would receive a competitive research support and resource package designed to ensure career success. The faculty member would also be expected to help mentor trainees and junior faculty. Faculty rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Interpersonal Communication Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Diversity Capable of relating to diverse age and demographic backgrounds.
Analytical Ability Analytical ability required to evaluate data, and make judgments with regard to medical/surgical, and clinical research material.
Organization/Prioritization Possess organization and prioritization abilities.
Methodology Knowledge of research methodology, practice specialty, growth and development, family centered care, pathophysiology and/or pharmacology.
Professionalism Organizational ability to work effectively within a highly matrixed and complex medical center. Possesses expert knowledge and experience of medical specialty.
About Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
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.