Summary: The Neurosciences PrincipalScientist will develop and lead the Cook Children's pediatric neuroscience researchprogram towards international recognition for breakthroughs transforming clinicalpractice by developing, analyzing, and rapidly diffusing innovative solutionsto deliver high value care to our patients. Practically, thePrincipal Scientist applies extensive biology, drug, and medical devicedevelopment expertise to oversee cross-functional neuroscience research teams withinthe epilepsy, neurosurgery, movement disorders, and general neurologydisciplines that are tasked with identifying and validating novel therapeutictargets or pure discovery, and then translating these insights and findings toposition therapeutic agents or pathophysiologic knowledge in contexts thatmaximally benefit patients. As a mentor, the Principal Scientistwill support and develop the research careers of other professionals at CookChildren's who share the mission of the department and the overallinvestigational endeavors of the Cook Children's Health Care System.
Doctorate (MD, PhD) in a biomedical discipline aligned with pediatric neuroscience.
Fifteen or more years of relevant research experience conducting clinical and/or translational science.
Proven capable of successfully obtaining and managing extramural funding (e.g., extramural grants, endowments, etc.).
Extensive publication, as senior author, of impactive scientific results in the peer-reviewed medical and/or scientific literature.
Proven leadership among cross-disciplinary teams of biomedical scientists engaged in collaborative studies.