Post Doctoral Scientist - Developmental Psychology

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Job Description

We are seeking a doctoral level candidate with interests in research on the effects of brain injury or disease on development from the fields of pediatric neuropsychology, developmental psychology, or a related behavioral health or developmental science profession. The fellow will design and conduct research projects with a faculty mentor on developmental outcomes and related interventions for children with conditions such as preterm birth, TBI, epilepsy, and cancer. Candidates with clinical backgrounds will have opportunity to participate in some clinical activities.

Training and mentorship will be available in research methods, grantsmanship, and academic career development. The fellow will also collaborate with faculty from the Center for Biobehavioral Health, the Center for Injury Research and Policy, and the Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice. For additional information on training go to: http://www.nationwidechildrens.org/patient-centered-pediatric-research-program.

Letters stating the candidates research interests, career goals, and


should be mailed with a curriculum vita and three letters of reference. Please send all materials c/o Kamma Smith, Nationwide Childrens Hospital, 700 Childrens Drive, Columbus, Ohio, 43205, or kamma.smith@nationwidechildrens.org. Review of applications will begin immediately.


With guidance from a CRI mentor, design experiments and develops protocols required to conduct productive research in a specific scientific area.
After the study has been designed, performs the research work in accordance with the protocol.
Helps to train and supervise technical support staff in performing specific techniques essential to carrying out the research program.
Records and analyzes data generated by the research study, and helps to plan future research endeavors.
Prepares scientific and technical papers from the results of the research work. Publishes papers in appropriate refereed scientific journals. Presents findings at local (particularly CRI research meetings) and national research forums.
If appropriate, collaborates with other ongoing research efforts either at CRI or at The Ohio State University.
This is considered a training position therefore the RI will allow a trainee 5 years to advance beyond the level of Post Doc.
Works toward research independence. Prepares to submit proposals to and obtain funding from external granting agencies.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

1. MD, Ph.D, Pharm.D., or equivalent degree.

2. Four or more years of experience as Post Doc in a highly related scientific research field.

3. Necessary technical skills in the appropriate area of research.

4. Ability to do technical writing, and good communication skills.

Minimum Physical Requirements: Percent of time spent on: 25% Designing and developing protocols 25% Performing research work 25% Recording and analyzing data generated by research study 10% Preparing scientific and technical papers 03% Liaison with OSU researchers 02% Miscellaneous paperwork associated with research

Minimum physical requirements: 100% Kneeling / reaching 100% Finger dexterity 100% Talking / hearing / seeing 33% Lifting / carrying weight 0-20 pounds for 1-5 minutes Pressure in this position will vary depending on the workload. The workload will be heavy but manageable most of the time. Pressure may arise in the face of deadlines associated research and manuscript writing.

The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. EOE M/F/Disability/Vet