POSITION TITLE: Assistant Professor - Research

DEPARTMENT: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center





PURPOSE OF POSITION: To conduct research both independently and collaboratively. To participate in

teaching, training, scholarly activities and/or service/administration. Responsible for initiating,

soliciting, and coordinating well-designed research projects that have potential for external funding.

May participate in activities to plan, direct, implement, coordinate and improve services and technical

operations within the research activities of the organization. To work with Scientific Directors and

colleagues to maximize the function of the organization¿s scientists and clinician-scientists. To provide,

communicate and implement strategic, operational and programmatic plans and policies to achieve the

mission, vision and values of Cincinnati Children's.


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.

Service and/or Administration:

Lead the integration of existing programs and development & growth of a major initiative of the assigned

department and/or program. Lead program development for service and/or administration as evidenced by

contributions including: leadership role in the development of innovative programs for research and/or

patient care of educational purposes; significant leadership role in the direction of an academic

division; leadership role in the medical center or university; leadership role in regional & national

professional societies, program committees and governing boards. Lead the development of departmental

policies, procedures & standards. Serve as a role model of effective interpersonal & intrapersonal

relationships & encourage team concepts. Develop & guide the implementation of long & short term goals &

objectives & ensure that they are aligned to the Division & medical center strategic objectives. Serve in

a leadership role in the Institute or medical center. Participate as a member of the leadership team in

developing consensus in the various programs, approaches, issues & new initiatives within the Department.

Scholarly Activity:

Demonstrates on-going commitment to and participates in scholarly activities at an advanced level as

evidenced by: publication of original research investigation, educational research, clinical observations,

reviews, chapters or books; leadership role in research trials, and/or research investigations; membership

on editorial boards or editorship of textbooks or journals. Applies advanced training in research methods

to design and conduct clinical research on various areas of clinical specialty. Develop research programs

in area of clinical specialty. Demonstrate effectiveness in securing grant funding of research

initiatives and programs mentors and assist other faculty in grantsmanship. Develop and growth of new

externally funded research initiatives. Develop a program that receives extramural support in the form of

major grants from the National Institutes of Health or other sources.


• PhD degree in a related scientific or research field

• Three years related experience in research field research and/or Lab experience assisting with the

preparation of data for presentation at scientific meetings

• Associate Professor appointment or eligibility required

Skills & Competencies

• 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.