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Professor, Division Director, Translational and Clinical Pharmacology

Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Cincinnati, Ohio
Benefits, retirement, relocation, tuition remission at the University of Cincinnati
Closing date
Aug 22, 2024

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Cincinnati Children’s seeks a director of the Division of Translational and Clinical Pharmacology. The division will bring together expertise in drug development and delivery, pediatric clinical pharmacology, pharmacogenetics/genomics, pharmacometrics, and quantitative systems pharmacology. It will serve as a bridge between the discovery sciences and the use of novel pharmacological interventions to improve clinical outcomes for neonates, infants, children, and adolescents. The division's long-term goals are to improve child health by being the leading center in the nation in translational and clinical pharmacology with new treatments, patient-centered treatment platforms and drug discovery/development initiatives.

The division is particularly interested in strengthening its research portfolio in one or more of the following areas: (1) pharmacogenomics, (2) AI/ML-based drug development, (3) non-cellular biologics., (4) novel drug delivery technologies Candidates with extensive experience in these areas are encouraged to apply.

The purpose of this position is to provide strategic leadership and operational management of the division and fulfill the vision of growing an internationally established center for training, teaching, clinical service, research, and innovation in translational and clinical pharmacology. The director will:

  • be charged with fostering an inclusive and collegial environment that encourages a high level of performance, communication, and teamwork
  • ensure that faculty are well supported with a strong environment of multi-dimensional mentoring in their academic pursuits
  • oversee and advance the education mission of the division that currently includes teaching and education, supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate fellows and students in Clinical Pharmacology
  • collaborate with other stakeholders across divisions and departments at Cincinnati Children’s, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and industry partners

Cincinnati Children’s is one of the largest nonprofit, comprehensive pediatric health systems in the country.  As a leader in research, education, patient care, advocacy and innovation, Cincinnati Children’s is ranked #1 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 list of best children’s hospitals in the nation and is the #2 recipient of pediatric research grants from the National Institutes of Health.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter describing their background and interest in the position, a CV, NIH Biosketch (if applicable), and contact information for at least three references to Nathan Gohlke ( Confidential inquiries or nominations should be addressed to Dr. Rashmi Hegde (, Vice-chair for Basic & Data Sciences.

Cincinnati Children’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, or other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.


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