Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is dedicated to promoting clinical, basic, and applied research to advance the care of children with orthopedic conditions, related neurological disorders, and specific learning differences.
The hospital’s research center is approximately 30,000 square feet and integrates the services and knowledge of investigators from various educational backgrounds, such as orthopedic surgery, biomechanical engineering, genetics, statistics, histology, molecular biology and motion analysis. State-of-the-art laboratories allow researchers and medical staff to better understand and define the causes of complex orthopedic conditions to bring better treatment plans to patients.
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is seeking an exceptional and visionary leader to serve as Scientific Director of Research. The Scientific Director will provide overall direction and scientific leadership for the entire intramural research program. S/he will report to the Chief of Staff and will be a key member of the leadership team. The position is to be filled by a well-established clinician scientist or scientist experienced with Orthopedic conditions with her/his own independent program focused on areas consistent with Scottish Rite Hospital’s mission. As appropriate, resources will be made available to the successful candidate to conduct an independent research program that supports the overall mission.
- MD and/or Ph.D., or equivalent degree required.
- Demonstrated leadership ability in managing research programs focused on pediatric orthopedics.
- Experience leading a multidisciplinary team in the development of scientific discovery and innovation in the understanding of diseases consistent with the hospital’s patient population.
- Strong track record of research, including extramural funding and strong publications.
- NIH funding preferred.