The Mind, Brain and Behavior Collaborative at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) is seeking an established scientist focusing on basic, translational and/or clinical neurogenetics research for a tenure-track faculty position at the Associate or full Professor level. The ideal candidate will bring an established research program that fosters collaboration between currently existing neurogenetics research programs in basic, translational and clinical areas, and will take a leadership role in developing a program of national prominence in the genetics of neurodevelopmental disorders. Applicants should have an MD, PhD or MD/PhD with training in basic or clinical neuroscience/ neurology and genetics of neurodevelopmental disorders as well as a significant history of extramural grant funding in neurogenetics research. This individual will interface with collaborators in additional basic science and clinical divisions at Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation as well as with researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC). All CCHMC faculty hold affiliate-faculty appointments at UC. The position offers a very competitive salary and startup/relocation package, with a start date as early as September 2019.
CCHMC is a not-for-profit hospital and research center pioneering breakthrough treatments, providing outstanding family-centered patient care, and training healthcare professionals for the future. CCHMCs research enterprise ranks 3rd among pediatric institutions in NIH research dollars, and the hospital’s clinical practice has just been ranked 2nd in the nation among children’s hospitals by US News and World Report. Research at the institution is supported by the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Research Foundation, founded in 1931, which holds an endowment of approximately $2.5 billion which can only be used to support research. The foundation has an annual research budget of $550 million; including $144 million in NIH funding. As one of the nation’s top funded pediatric research institutions, Cincinnati Children’s has approximately 1.5 million ft2 of contiguous research space, including a new clinical and translational research tower added in 2015. We further support discovery with core services such as genome editing, transgenic mouse model creation, high-throughput DNA analysis, biomedical informatics, a pluripotent stem cell facility, viral vector development, high content imaging and much more.
Neurogenetics research at CCHMC includes NIH-, and private foundation-funded basic, translational and clinical research programs covering a broad range of research topics and approaches. The new Mind, Brain and Behavior Collaborative is a unique partnership to facilitate transformational change by creating opportunities and reducing barriers for enhanced collaboration in both clinical care and research. Our neurogenetics research community is embedded within the larger neuroscience, genetics and developmental biology community at CCHMC, with more than 100 research faculty in brain and behavioral sciences and highly engaged graduate student and postdoctoral communities. Our researchers and clinicians collaborate to care for a number of patient populations at CCHMC including critically ill and premature newborns in a level IV NICU, as well as those with rare diseases such Fragile X Syndrome, 22q11, NF1, Tuberous Sclerosis and a range of other idiopathic disorders.
Cincinnati offers a low cost of living and easy commutes along with art and science museums, opera, premier sports teams and fine dining. CCHMC is an equal opportunity employer.
About Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is nationally recognized as a leader in pediatric healthcare, with a reputation for excellence in patient care, research and medical education. U.S News & World Report ranked Cincinnati Children’s as one of the nation’s top three pediatric hospitals in the 2017-18 edition of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals. Among pediatric institutions, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is the third-highest ranking recipient of research grants from the National Institutes of Health. We support discovery with 1.4 million square feet of lab space and core services such as transgenic mouse models, high-throughput DNA analysis, biomedical informatics, a pluripotent stem cell facility, viral vector development and much more. Our scientists and physicians work collaboratively to conduct innovative laboratory and clinical research to improve care for children, to investigate the outcomes of treatments, to study health care systems and to train the next generation of investigators.