Medical Director – Research Learning
The primary purpose of the Medical Director of the Research Learning Center is to nurture, develop, and mentor our clinician scientists in partnership with academic chairs, the Children’s Mercy Research Institute leadership, and the Office of Faculty Development. This position reports directly to the Physician-in-Chief and requires a commitment of a 0.40 to 0.70 FTE based on the qualifications of the candidate, allowing for additional efforts up to a 1.0 FTE to be tailored to individual professional interests. This leadership position requires administrative skills to guide an office crafted to provide all aspects of research support for clinician-scientists. This support will include opportunity discovery, grant writing/editing, study design, and biostatistical support, among others. The successful candidate will show evidence of significant research success as defined by NIH funding and experience to poise the medical director for effective mentoring of clinician-scientists at all levels of development. This includes individual mentorship as well as organizational support of group workshops or practice sessions for scientific meetings. Finally, this position requires the ability to work with a diverse set of faculty from multiple departments, and to be the institutional representative for our Research Learning Center to the Board of Directors and other external groups of interest. Success in the position will be determined by faculty engagement with the Research Learning Center and the successful upward research trajectories of our clinician-scientists. The upward trajectory will be measured in large part by successful external funding applications.
At Children’s Mercy, we are committed to ensuring that everyone feels welcomed within our walls. A successful candidate for this position will join us as we strive to create a workplace that reflects the community we serve, as well as our core values of kindness, curiosity, inclusion, team and integrity.
- Provides administrative leadership to a team of individuals inclusive of administrators, grant editors and biostatisticians focused on nurturing, developing, and mentoring our clinician scientists at all levels
-Designs and facilitates hands-on learning opportunities for groups of faculty interested in exploring research as a career path
-Creates and promotes standardization for academic work products, including presentations
-Provides mentorship to clinician scientists at all levels of career development
-Develops and Implements processes that foster robust internal grant review prior to submission to funding agencies
-Provides advice and insight to our academic chairs on the trajectory of the clinical scientists in their respective departments
-Fosters collaboration and partnership with our Office of Faculty Development and our Leadership Center for Physicians to maximize the impact of everyone’s efforts
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Children’s Mercy Kansas City is an independent, non-profit, 366-bed pediatric health system, providing half a million patient encounters each year for children from across the country. Children’s Mercy is ranked by U.S. News & World Report in all 10 specialties, and as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals”. We have received Magnet® recognition five times for excellence in nursing services. In affiliation with the University of Missouri-Kansas City, our medical staff of more than 750 pediatric specialists and researchers is actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research and educating the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists. The Children’s Mercy Research Institute recently completed construction on a new 9 story research building that includes wet and dry labs. For more information about Children’s Mercy Kansas City and about Kansas City itself, visit http://www.childrensmercy.org
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