The director of the Center for Perinatal Research in the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is responsible for the long-term strategy and day-to-day scientific operation of the center and will work in close partnership with the division chief of Neonatology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She/he will serve as the institute’s liaison to the perinatal research and health care community regionally, nationally and internationally to maximize the number of opportunities created by alignment of sophisticated research strategies with the world-class clinical care at Nationwide Children’s.
Building on a solid, well-established foundation, he/she will amplify the center’s clinical and academic strengths and promote Nationwide Children’s state-of-the-art research and pediatric care enterprise. The director will seek out opportunities to incorporate breakthrough scientific discoveries and academic achievements into translational research and education for the benefit of children and their families worldwide.
Desired Qualities of the Successful Candidate
Passion to positively impact the care of pediatric populations by merging basic, developmental, perinatal and neonatal science and translational research with state-of-the-art clinical care
Visionary and inspirational leadership to forge the future of pediatric science, clinical care and academic excellence
Interpersonal and relational skills built upon empathy and respect for others
Hands-on entrepreneurial approach to leading a renowned and esteemed pediatric research program
Mentorship capabilities to develop and guide teams and individuals, motivating others by example
Consultative and solutions-driven orientation with the ability to communicate complex concepts to decision makers and stakeholders
Business acumen to guide the vision and integrity of the center toward innovation in a fiscally responsible manner
Strong track record of personal research, including NIH-funded research
Nationwide Children’s Hospital currently is ranked fifth among all free-standing children’s hospitals based on NIH funding. In 2018, Nationwide Children’s received more than $53 million in NIH funding and more than $105 million in overall external research awards.
Interested candidates should send their CV and letter of intent by May 15, 2019, to Lauren Bakaletz, PhD, Search Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internal Number: 30025
About Nationwide Children's Hospital
Our expert faculty in The Research Institute works in multidisciplinary Centers of Emphasis that allow collaboration and eliminate typical academic boundaries to innovate and expand our knowledge of child health. The work of our researchers has made us an international leader in pediatric research and placed us among the top ten free-standing children’s hospitals based on funding by the NIH.Our faculty scientists focus on a range of scientific areas from basic sciences to QI to applied, patient-oriented research.
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