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Research Fellow- Pain Research

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Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center

Cincinnati, OH

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Research Fellow- Pain Research','90270','!*!POSITION TITLE: RESEARCH FELLOW-Data/Technology DEPARTMENT: Varies SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Faculty TITLES SUPERVISED: Research Assistants, Data Analysts, Biostatisticians TOTAL NUMBER OF FTE's DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY SUPERVISED: 0-4 PURPOSE OF POSITION: To learn to conduct independent research and support the independent research of others in a Medical Center dedicated to the care of infants, children, and adolescents.The Pain Research Center is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral candidate to join the laboratory of Dr. Christopher King in the Department of Anesthesia. The position will be geared to understanding the mechanisms and impact of pediatric pain and emerging adults.  CCHMC treats a large number of patients with a variety of pain conditions including migraine, musculoskeletal pain, post-operative pain and functional abdominal pain, in addition to other conditions associated with pain. Candidates will be encouraged to develop independent lines of research while working with Dr. King’s projects. A number of training opportunities will be available including fMRI, sleep assessments, quantitative sensory testing, and stress.Responsibilities

·Perform analysis and experimentsDesign, execute, and record analysis and experiments; apply standard scientific protocols to research, and improve current methods and evaluate innovative techniques. Develop and implement human subject research protocols, vertebrate animal research protocols and design experimental procedures and documentation in accordance with the relevant laws and regulations. Prepare, clean and analyze data. Maintain optimal protocol and accuracy by conducting regular quality and reproducibility checks.

·Communicate results/findingsDraft, write, and edit scientific reports, papers, journal articles, and abstracts. Present information on research and department work to others at department meetings, journal clubs, and seminars. Present results and discuss relevant insights with Faculty and provide useful recommendations and analysis.

·Innovate and advance departmental capabilitiesIndependently reproduce, evaluate, research, and improve techniques currently used. Adapt new methods to existing procedures and modify current analysis/experiments through scientific knowledge and intuition. Maintain accurate and detailed records of all analysis and experiments. Develop, set-up, and verify new procedures in the department. Standardize and establish new published procedures; evaluate innovative techniques. Develop new protocols; design formats. Maintain an integral role in the department's meetings, presentations, and publications. Troubleshoot and correct erroneous results or problems with department software/equipment. Maintain and repair software/equipment; monitor proper use by personnel.

·Financial/BudgetingAssist in preparing grant applications. Assist in preparing, writing, and maintaining fiscal budget. Monitor expenditures and prepare capital expenditure requests. Prepare, approve, and initiate check requests; track funding, maintain accurate balance, and resolve any discrepancies.

·Staff LeadershipMay provide day-to-day functional leadership for a team or directly manage a minimal number of support staff. Establishes team goals. Gives input into, and performs employee performance reviews. Oversees and guides work assignments. Serves as the functional expert and provides guidance to the team.

·Education and TrainingMay serve as course master and develop new courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, including appropriate plans for evaluating student performance; may deliver lectures as a guest lecturer in courses organized by other faculty. Assist in the training of new employees. Serve as a resource and/or mentor to coworkers. Assist in the development and presentation of department training. Identify training needs and provide necessary coaching.','!*!EDUCATIONRequired:

·Ph.D. in related discipline, MD, or equivalent degree Interested candidates should have received a doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, MD, DO, DMD, DDS, DVM) in related fields (e.g., neuroscience, clinical psychology) by the date of appointment and have experience in pain research90270.Candidates should be interested in working with children, adolescents, and young adults, and the candidate should be able to work in a highly collaborative open-lab environment with the faculty at the Pain Research Center including Drs. Robert Coghill and Marina Lopez-Sola. Skills & Competencies·Scientific WritingStrong scientific writing abilities·Programming - BasicWorking knowledge of computer programming·OrganizationStrong organizational and project management skills to handle projects independently.·Time ManagementPrioritization and time-management skills sufficient to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment·AnalysisStrong analytical skills with the ability to make judgments and recommendations based on statistical analysis·Statistics - IntermediateFamiliarity with statistical software, statistical techniques, statistical process control principles, and graphical data display·Research Methods SkillsDesigning and conducting effective research studies that address measurement, data collection, and validity issues; identifying or developing appropriate, accurate, relevant, and reliable measurement methods; drawing appropriate conclusions from study results·Communication - AdvancedExcellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.','Research','United States-Ohio-Cincinnati','','Full-time','Day Job','','','false','Standard','500100 - Anesthesia','500100 - Anesthesia','Regular','1','1','40','40','','','Research Fellow- Pain Research']);


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Cincinnati Children’s, a nonprofit academic medical center established in 1883, is one of the oldest and most distinguished pediatric hospitals in the United States. Clinical Services We offer comprehensive clinical services, from treatments for rare and complex conditions to well-child care. In the 2016-17 U.S. News & World Report survey of best children’s hospitals, Cincinnati Children’s ranked No. 3 among all Honor Roll hospitals. With more than 600 registered beds, Cincinnati Children’s had more than 1.2 million patient encounters and served patients from all 50 states and 68 countries in fiscal 2015. Education & Training Through an academic affiliation dating to 1926, Cincinnati Children’s comprises the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. We train more than 600 residents and clinical fellows a year in various pediatric specialties and offer some of the most highly ranked research-based education and training programs in the nation. Research We have been an important force in pediatric research since the opening of the Cincinnati Children’ Research Foundation in 1931. Grant funding for our research has more than tripled in the last 15 years, supporting countless discoveries and the continued expansion of our areas of research.

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