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CHIEF SCIENTIFIC OFFICER THE ABIGAIL WEXNER RESEARCH INSTITUTE AT NATIONWIDE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
The Abigail Wexner Research Institute (AWRI) at Nationwide Children's Hospital seeks an experienced pediatric research leader for the position of Chief Scientific Officer (CSO).
Reporting to the President of the AWRI, the CSO serves as a member of the AWRI senior leadership team. The CSO is responsible for oversight of research Centers of Emphasis, including faculty and trainee recruitment, development, retention, and associated space management. Furthermore, the CSO has operational oversight of key research core resources in support of Nationwide Children's Hospital's strategic priorities to further its mission as an academic pediatric health care leader and innovator.
The next CSO will have demonstrated advanced leadership skills in an academic research setting (in addition to running their own research lab), high level of professionalism and collaborative communications skills. The successful candidate will have experience recruiting, mentoring and developing basic science/ translational research faculty and trainees of all levels.
CSO POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES • Works with AWRI Center Directors overseeing efforts to recruit and retain research- intensive faculty with a particular focus on basic science and translational (i.e., wet bench) research in alignment with The AWRI's strategic plan; • In collaboration with the Director of Research Operations, the CSO is responsible for initial allocation, as well as ongoing management of research space according to AWRI's space policy. • Works collaboratively with the Center for Faculty Development to ensure a robust program of faculty academic development resources. Participates in relevant research faculty development programming. • Supports the AWRI's Office of Trainee Affairs and its faculty director in the recruitment and development of doctoral students and postdoctoral research fellows across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Works collaboratively with residency and fellowship program leadership to support subspecialty fellow and resident research training. • Oversees Institutional Research Cores and the Office of Research Regulatory Affairs; • Serves as Research Integrity Officer (RIO) for research misconduct investigations. • Maintains an active, externally funded, personal research program complementary to current existing areas of emphasis.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE • MD, PhD, or MD/PhD (or equivalent degrees) with at least 10 years of experience leading a program of pediatric basic science or translational research of national reputation. • Expert knowledge of research laboratory operations and translation research, and experience with funding through working with granting agencies, philanthropic foundations, and industry. • Track record of academic accomplishment suitable for appointment as Professor in the tenure track at The Ohio State University College of Medicine • Senior academic leadership experience that includes leading a cohesive research group/ center of multiple independent faculty and trainees of all levels from undergraduate through postdoctoral fellows. • Collegial, highly collaborative, and visible leadership style. • Exceptional communication skills, ability to listen and tailor information to specific audiences.
ABOUT THE ABIGAIL WEXNER RESEARCH INSTITUTE AT NATIONWIDE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL The AWRI at Nationwide Children's is ranked among the top 10 freestanding children's hospitals based on NIH funding. On a continuing trajectory of rapid growth, the institute's research expenditures – both internal and external – have grown from roughly $100 million to over $200 million over the last decade. Research conducted by more than 200 principal investigators and over 100 postdoctoral fellows and graduate students has resulted in more than 1,500 publications per year, and the launching of 16 startup companies.
With a new research building opening in 2023, AWRI will encompass more than 850,000 square feet of dedicated pediatric research space across four buildings on the Nationwide Children's campus.
ABOUT NATIONWIDE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL Founded in 1892, Nationwide Children's Hospital has steadily evolved into one of the leading children's hospitals in the nation. It is one of America's largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children, and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease.
Nationwide Children's Hospital once again made U.S. News & World Report's 2021-22 Best Children's Hospital Honor Roll, a distinction awarded to only 10 children's centers nationwide. This designation marks the 8th consecutive year Nationwide Children's has received this recognition.
PROCEDURE FOR CANDIDACY Applications should include a letter of application and curriculum vitae. Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled. Confidential review of materials and screening of candidates will begin immediately. Harris Search Associates (www.HarrisSearch.com) is assisting Nationwide Children's Hospital for this search.
Please send application to the email address below or contact Jeffrey Harris, Managing Partner for further details.