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Post Doc - Pediatric Research
Nationwide Children's Hospital

  • Oct. 2, 2017
  • Post Doc - Pediatric Research
  • Patient-Centered Pediatric Research Program
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital
    Columbus, OH
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available Immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Pediatrics - All Categories
    Clinical Research
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The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, in affiliation with The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, has openings for post-doctoral fellows in the Patient-Centered Pediatric Research Program starting September 1, 2018. This program is designed to prepare fellows to engage in independent research in child health settings and become leaders in the conduct of patient- and family-centered outcomes research, including clinical trials, observational clinical research, and health services research.

Current areas of faculty research include, but are not limited to:
· Adolescent depression and suicide
· Behavioral economics applied to health outcomes
· Biological mechanisms of stress and psychopathology
· Decision making and cost effectiveness of surgical interventions
· Health literacy and self-management in chronic illness
· Health disparities and equity
· Fertility and reproductive health in at-risk pediatric populations
· Pediatric trauma outcomes and injury prevention research
· Innovative interventions to promote resilience in chronic illness
· Nutrition, physical activity, and other health behaviors and developmental and behavioral outcomes
· Palliative care and bereavement
· Neuroimaging of brain development in healthy and pediatric populations
· Psychosocial outcomes related to pediatric illness (cancer, IBD, congenital heart disease, craniofacial conditions)

Fellows will receive training in research methods, grant writing, and academic career development. They will also develop and conduct at least one research project with a faculty mentor leading to publications, national presentations, and an external funding proposal. We are seeking doctoral level candidates (e.g., PhD, MD) with pediatric research interests aligned with one or more of the program faculty. Participating faculty are from the Center for Biobehavioral Health, Center for Injury Research and Policy, and Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice. Additional information can be found at

Nationwide Children’s Hospital, its Primary Care Network, and its specialty clinics provide the majority of pediatric care and training opportunities in Central Ohio and serve a population area of over 3 million. Our close working relationship with the Ohio State University allows for expanded training and collaboration beyond the College of Medicine with the Colleges of Public Health, Business, Nursing, and others.

Candidates must have obtained their doctoral degree by the start date. All fellowships are assumed to be 2 years in duration. Salary is commensurate with NIH guidelines. Benefits are competitive. Questions can be addressed to training directors, Dr. Deena Chisolm or Dr. Sarah Keim A cover letter stating career goals and qualifications, curriculum vita, and 3 letters of reference should be sent to: Mr. Justin Jackson, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Center for Biobehavioral Health, 700 Childrens Dr, FOB 3120, Columbus, OH, 43205, or Candidates should clearly state their research interests and preferred mentor. Review of applications begins Dec 1, 2017.

About Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Columbus, Ohio
Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the fastest growing pediatric research centers in the U.S. and is ranked 6th in NIH funding among free-standing children’s hospitals. As a global leader in pediatric healthcare, we are the nation’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare network serving a population of over 3 million. As part of our strategic growth initiative, a $730 million investment was recently announced to support an unprecedented expansion including a Behavioral Health Pavillion devoted to the mental healthcare of children and adolescents. For more information about NCH, visit NCH is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Columbus is a rapidly growing metropolitan area with a population over 1.5 million. It is now one of the hot cities for professionals looking for great career growth and excellent quality of life with a low cost of living. Learn more about Columbus – Google: Why All the Cool Kids Love Columbus, Ohio, Time Magazine: Best Cities for Millennials, and BuzzFeed!

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