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Faculty Position - Center for Gene Therapy

Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, Ohio
Commensurate with Experience
Closing date
Apr 14, 2023

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The primary mission of the Center for Gene Therapy in the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is to develop novel genetically based therapies for inherited diseases in order to ease the burden of these diseases on children and their families. This mission is pursued by a dedicated team of laboratory scientists whose work is directed toward clinical applications, and by the efforts of clinician-scientists who are tasked with bringing these therapies into clinical trials.  More information is available at:

Center for Gene Therapy (

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 neuromuscular, neurological, or neurodegenerative diseases relevant to gene therapies
  • Will establish an independent research program
  • Will help develop and accelerate novel gene therapies to the clinic

Qualifications Required:

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

About the Center for Gene Therapy:

  • The center is interested in all aspects of gene therapy, including but not limited to gene replacement, gene editing,  immunological issues associated with gene therapy,  and the development and production of AAV and other vector systems.
  • Faculty in the Center for Gene Therapy are supported by access to affiliated pre-clinical and GMP clinical vector production facilities, a robust Office of Technology Commercialization, a highly experienced clinical trials infrastructure, and a world-class genomics core specializing in next-generation sequencing. In-house expertise in regulatory affairs, including IND development and submission, is provided through the Office of Research Regulatory Affairs.
  • Principal Investigators are also Faculty members at The Ohio State University College of Medicine


  • 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


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


  • 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.

For more information about the position, contact Kevin Flanigan, MD, Director of the Center for Gene Therapy at Send correspondence, including curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests, and contact information for three references to in Faculty Recruitment.




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