Research Faculty Careers

The Abigail Wexner Research Institute (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, AWRI’s research expenditures – both internal and external – have grown from roughly $100 million to more than $200 million over the last decade.

AWRI encompasses more than 550,000 square feet of dedicated pediatric research space across three buildings on the Nationwide Children’s campus. A fourth state-of-the-art research building of 300,000 square feet is under construction and slated to open in early 2023. 

The centers comprising the research institute are structured to support multidisciplinary team science and discovery through the provision of dedicated laboratory and office space and shared resources. Each center is home to faculty members who work collaboratively, along with talented staff, graduate students, residents, postdoctoral fellows, and other students. If you are interested in a Faculty position at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, please contact:

Patrick Kennedy
Research Faculty Recruitment
(614) 722-2868
Patrick.Kennedy@NationwideChildrens.org 

 
Director of the Center for Childhood Cancer Research

The Abigail Wexner Research Institute (AWRI) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital seeks applications and nominations for the position of Director of the Center for Childhood Cancer Research. The mission of the Center for Childhood Cancer Research is to revolutionize the treatment of children and young adults with cancer through scientific discovery and translation to the clinic.

Center for Childhood Cancer (nationwidechildrens.org)

The Director:

  • Will collaboratively set the strategic direction of the center in alignment with the Nationwide Children’s overall plan.
  • Will oversee the center’s planned growth and development, as well as the scientific translation of its nationally recognized research portfolio.
  • Will recruit and develop a diverse and inclusive team of faculty, trainees, and staff.

Qualifications Required:

  • MD, MD/PhD, or PhD
  • Strong track record of managing a successful research program in pediatric cancer, including multiply-renewed NIH funding
  • Internationally prominent member of the pediatric cancer research community
  • Strong record of mentorship including trainees (graduate, post-doctoral, residents/fellows) and junior faculty
  • Collaborative individual with established participation in team science

About the Center for Childhood Cancer Research:

  • Currently includes 13 faculty principal investigators and nearly 100 trainees and staff.
  • Most CCR members are also members of The Ohio State University’s James Comprehensive Cancer Center, wherein Nationwide Children’s Hospital serves as its pediatric arm and the CCR director serves on its program leadership team.
  • In 2021, center faculty received over $7 million dollars in external grant awards.

Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be sent in strict confidence to Patrick Kennedy at Patrick.Kennedy@nationwidechildrens.org in Faculty Recruitment.

Faculty Position for a Blood Scientist in the Center for Clinical and Translational Research

The Center for Clinical and Translational Research in the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital is expanding its faculty. The primary mission of this Center is to answer questions that will improve the early diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of society’s most important pediatric diseases by combining high-quality, fact-based lab discoveries and innovative patient-based research. More information is available at:

Center for Clinical and Translational Research (nationwidechildrens.org)

About the Faculty Position:

  • Seeking Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (Tenure Track at The Ohio State University College of Medicine)
  • Candidates should have a research laboratory focused on thrombosis, hemostasis, and/or vascular biology
  • Will establish an independent research program 
  • Will help revolutionize the prevention and treatment of thromboembolic disease in children 

Qualifications Required: 

  • MD, MD/PhD, or PhD 
  • Strong track record of publishing in high quality journals
  • Current K-award, R01 or equivalent federal grant funding is required 

About the Center for Clinical and Translational Research: 

  • The Center for Clinical and Translational Research integrates basic, translational, and clinical research programs to advance discovery of innovative diagnostic and treatment tools that will address major challenges in the field of pediatrics
  • Currently expanding to establish a pediatric thrombosis and vascular biology research emphasis group that will complement 17 Principal Investigators presently in the Center 
  • New faculty members will have strong ties to the Division of Hematology/Oncology/Blood and Marrow Transplantation and will be active members of the newly established Blood Disease Research Affinity Group
  • Principal Investigators are also Faculty members at The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Send correspondence, including curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests, and contact information for three references to Patrick.Kennedy@nationwidechildrens.org in Faculty Recruitment.

Faculty Position in Cell Therapy and Cancer Immunology

The Cell Therapy and Cancer Immunology program in the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital is expanding its faculty. The mission of the CTCI program is to bring novel cellular therapies to children and young adults with cancer or other inherited or acquired conditions (e.g., hematopoietic, infectious, immunologic, etc) through scientific discovery, cellular and genetic engineering, and efficient manufacturing for rapid translation to the clinic. More information is available at:

Cell Therapy and Cancer Immunology Program

About the Faculty Position

  • Seeking applicants at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level with an independent laboratory research program focused on cellular therapy and/or related immunobiology
  • Tenure-track faculty appointment in Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University
  • Broad collaborative research potential throughout the Abigail Wexner Research Institute
  • Consideration of joint positions in Centers for Vaccines and Immunity, Childhood Cancer, or Gene Therapy

Qualifications Required

  • MD, MD/PhD, or PhD
  • Track record of grant funding
  • Track record of high quality first- or senior-author research publications relevant to cell-based therapies

About the CTCI Program

  • Rapid growth- developed over 30 IND applications, 15 investigator-initiated cell therapy trials, 10 investigational cell therapy products, and over 60 patients treated with cellular therapy in 5 years
  • Program integration with OSUCCC and the Pelotonia Institute for Immuno-Oncology
  • CTCI infrastructure supports clinical trial development, IND preparation and submission, and GMP development/manufacturing of clinical-grade therapeutics
  • Central manufacturing of investigation products for multi-institutional trials

Send correspondence, including curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests, and contact information for three references to Patrick.Kennedy@nationwidechildrens.org in Faculty Recruitment.

Faculty Position - Population Health Analytics

Center for Child Health Equity and Outcomes Research  

The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital seek an outstanding faculty candidate to lead a research program in the Center for Child Health Equity and Outcomes Research.

A successful candidate for any rank (tenure track Assistant, Associate or Full Professor):

  • We are looking for candidates who would extend the Center’s population health analytics expertise in creative ways; who are interested in health outcomes, health care delivery, health economics, epigenetics, health equity, and/or health policy research; and who seek a highly collaborative, research-focused environment.
  • Opportunity to conduct research using data from ground-breaking programs including the nationally recognized Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Families program and Partners for Kids.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a portfolio of published research using health care claims data and a track record of NIH-funded research.
  • Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in Health Services Research, Epidemiology, Economics, Data Science or a related field or an MD with additional research training (e.g., MPH, MS).

Principal investigators are also faculty members at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.  To learn more about the opportunity, visit Center for Child Health Equity and Outcomes Research (nationwidechildrens.org)

Send correspondence and curriculum vitae to Patrick.Kennedy@NationwideChildrens.org in Faculty Recruitment.

Faculty Position - Population Health & Health Equity

Center for Child Health Equity and Outcomes Research 

The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital seeks an outstanding faculty candidate to lead a research program in the Center for Child Health Equity and Outcomes Research.

A successful candidate for any rank (tenure track Assistant, Associate or Full Professor):

  • We are looking for candidates whose research would extend the Center’s population health expertise in creative ways. 
  • Specific areas of interest include implementation science, community-based participatory research, social epidemiology, geography, race and racism, or other scientific fields that can be applied to highly collaborative research in health outcomes, health care delivery, health economics, epigenetics, health equity, and/or health policy.
  • Has an MD, MD/PhD, PhD, or equivalent degree and current federal grant funding. 

Principal investigators are also faculty members at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. To learn more about the opportunity, visit Center for Child Health Equity and Outcomes Research (nationwidechildrens.org)

Send correspondence and curriculum vitae to Patrick.Kennedy@NationwideChildrens.org in Faculty Recruitment.

 

About the Research Institute

  • Top ten among free-standing children's hospitals for NIH funding
  • Designed for collaboration, creativity and team science
  • Comprehensive resources including regulatory support, tech transfer, genomics and GMP facility

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

  • Among largest pediatric hospitals in the US: 1M+ patient visits annually
  • Nationally recognized for diversity and inclusion
  • US News & World Report Honor Roll hospital

About Columbus, Ohio

  • State capital with 2M+ population
  • Forbes #1 rising city for startups
  • Outstanding quality of life and cost of living

Through our diversity, we achieve the highest standards of inclusiveness and create a culture that respects individual differences. It is the cornerstone of our strategic plan and how we attract the best people to ensure the best programs. To build a diverse workforce, Nationwide Children's encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA employer.