Assistant Professor Research – Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Cincinnati Children's
Cincinnati, Ohio
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Nov 15, 2022

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Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Position Type
Researcher, Professor / Teacher
Full Time
Organization Type
Hospital / Medical Center
Employment Type
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Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is currently seeking a physician-investigator faculty member at the level of Instructor or Assistant Professor for the Division of Hospital Medicine.


We seek a motivated physician-investigator interested in a career in pediatric hospital medicine research in an academic setting. As a team, we strive to recruit, support, and grow talented people from diverse backgrounds with the aim to create a work environment that embraces diversity, fosters inclusiveness, and treats everyone with respect. We have identified needs in hospital-based research programs in translational, clinical, health services, and implementation science research. This could include hospital-based researchers with expertise in qualitative or quantitative methods.


The Division of Hospital Medicine includes one of the largest groups of pediatric hospital medicine researchers in the country with primary research faculty members partnering with clinical faculty to publish ~150 peer-reviewed manuscripts and receive >$1,000,000 in grant funding in the most recent fiscal year. The Division has a proven track record of K-award or equivalent career-development funding. Individualized career development is provided through mentoring within the Division of Hospital Medicine and across the institution. Opportunities for collaboration are fostered through weekly divisional research meetings as well as other collaborative research groups throughout the Department of Pediatrics and with the neighboring University of Cincinnati. The candidate would spend the majority of her/his time in research with the expectation of independent funding within 2-3 years of hire (e.g. career development award or R01-equivalent level funding).


Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is a leading medical research and teaching hospital, consistently ranking among the top 3 pediatric hospitals in the nation, according to the US News & World Report, and among the top 3 in NIH funding. Cincinnati Children’s has nearly 700 licensed beds and more than 170,000 Emergency Department visits and 33,000 admissions per year. The Division of Hospital Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s has a successful history of quality improvement, translating evidence into practice, family-centered care, and leadership in education and research, including a robust hospital medicine fellowship program. Dr. Samir S. Shah leads the division, which consists of over 60 faculty and staff physicians and 9 fellows. We currently provide care through the Hospital Medicine Services at 2 campuses as well as consultation and co-management for surgical inpatients through the Hospital Medicine Surgical Service and for adults through the Hospital Medicine Adult Care Service.


Formal research training, including a Master’s of Science degree in Epidemiology or comparable degree attained (or in progress with completion prior to or shortly after hire) is required. Candidates should have a strong track record of scholarly productivity. The additional content expertise in common diseases that result in hospitalizations for children and/or problems encountered by hospitalized children is preferred. Experience working clinically as a pediatric hospitalist, teaching medical school students and resident trainees, and leading quality improvement projects are not required but are differentiating factors. Expertise and a scholarly track record in health equity/disparities research are preferred but not required.


Additional requirements include an MD or DO, status as board-certified or board-eligible in Pediatrics, and potential for licensure in the State of Ohio. Pediatric Hospital Medicine board certification or eligibility is a differentiating factor.


Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to: Samir S. Shah, MD, MSCE Director, Division of Hospital Medicine Professor, Department of Pediatrics c/o Nathan Gohlke, HR Consultant, Physician and Faculty Recruitment.

Email: [email protected].


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Cincinnati Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and treasures Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. We are committed to creating an environment of dignity and respect for all our employees, patients, and families (EEO/AA). All applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. 


Cincinnati Children’s Vision Mission and Values Statement

Vision To be the leader in improving child health.

Mission Cincinnati Children’s will improve child health and transform delivery of care through fully integrated, globally recognized research, education, and innovation.

For patients from our community, the nation and the world, the care we provide will achieve the best:

medical and quality of life outcomes patient and family experience and value today and in the future.

Values Our core values are the foundation of who we are. They are touch points for excellence and professionalism. And they are our beacon when we question what choices to make.

Respect everyone Treat others as you would like to be treated

Tell the truth Be honest and transparent

Work as a team Inspire, challenge and support colleagues, patients, and families

Cincinnati Children’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

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