Associate Research Scientist- Pediatric Orthopedics

Job Description

About Us

Akron Children’s Hospital is one of the largest independent pediatric hospitals in the U.S., and ranked among the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News and World Report. Our dedicated staff serves nearly 900,000 patient visits per year through our 2 hospital campuses and a large network of locations offering primary and specialty care.

We are leading the way to healthier futures for children and communities through expert medical care, research, and prevention and wellness programs. As a teaching affiliate of Northeast Ohio Medical University and other universities, we train new generations of pediatricians, specialists, nurses and pharmacists every year.


  1. To treat every child as we would our own
  2. To treat others as they would like to be treated
  3. To turn no child away for any reason

We are seeking people who are committed to fostering a diverse environment in which patients, family and staff from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed, included and can thrive.


The Associate Research Scientist will be expected to establish an externally funded research program that fosters collaboration between existing translational and clinical areas within the Department of Orthopedics and regional academic institutions. In addition, he/she will be expected to manage departmental participation in multicenter study groups.  Clinical and research focus areas include pediatric spine deformity, sports related injury, rare orthopedic diseases, traumatic injuries, foot and ankle deformity, neuromuscular disease and pediatric and young adult hip disorders.  



  1. Ability to function as an independent investigator who manages a research program.
  2. Accountable for advancing research in a specified area.
  3. Lead and/or contribute to cross-disciplinary teams of biomedical scientists, physicians and trainees engaged in collaborative studies. 


Other information:

  1. Doctorate (PhD) in Epidemiology or related field.  
  2. 3+ years of research experience. Experience in orthopedics preferred.
  3. Excellent written & oral communications skills.
  4. Ability to write successful grant proposals.
  5. Track record of, or potential to obtain, significant external research funding.
  6. Published work in high quality journals.


Full Time


FTE: 1.000000

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