Chief Scientific Officer

New Hyde Park, New York
Dec 11, 2020
Position Type

Chief Scientific Officer, Center for Addiction Science, Wellbridge Addiction Treatment and Research and Department of Psychiatry Zucker Hillside Hospital

The Department of Psychiatry at Zucker Hillside Hospital (ZHH) is seeking to recruit an experienced and qualified researcher to serve in a leadership role as Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) at The Institute of Behavioral Health and the Wellbridge Addiction Treatment Facility.

The Chief Scientific Officer will work collaboratively with world renowned researchers at The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research and hold a key leadership position responsible for the development and implementation of innovative research programs focused on substance use disorder (SUD) treatment. The CSO will work collaboratively with The Feinstein Institutes and Wellbridge leadership, to inspire a seamless partnership between scientists and clinicians at both organizations in order to innovate and transform the latest discoveries in addiction research.

The Institute for Behavioral Sciences leads the nation in research into intervention and services for severe mental health disorders. The institute runs a number of clinical trials not only to standardize outcome measurements in psychiatric research, but to ensure the translation of research into clinical practice.

At the heart of the institute is the Zucker Hillside Hospital, known for its pioneering clinical, teaching, and research programs. The National Institute of Mental Health has established a Clinical Research Center for the Study of Schizophrenia at Zucker Hillside Hospital, one of only four such facilities nationwide.

Wellbridge is an innovative addiction treatment center established on the principles that the treatment of addiction must be based on solid scientific evidence. With a 6,000-square-foot research pavilion on its campus, Wellbridge will bridge the gap between research and the application of this research to patient care. Wellbridge extends its services and ensures the highest quality of addiction care through its partnership with Northwell Health, providing collaboration on research, specialized care services, and the opportunity to educate and train future addiction practitioners in coordination with The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

Northwell Health is looking for an MD or DO level candidate with senior/doctoral-level training in a clinical and/or research discipline relevant to patient-centered outcomes research (e.g. neurobiology, addiction science, medicine/psychiatry, health services research). Candidates must have a distinguished record of research leadership, including experience building a successful research program, knowledgeable about a range of SUD research areas including the neurobiology of addiction, research on the efficacy of pharmacological and behavioral interventions, health services research, and implementation science. A demonstrated history of creative thought leadership in research. Active involvement in conducting empirical research and implementation processes in addiction treatment settings is required.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply by sending a cover letter and resume to Manish Sapra, MD, MMM, FAPA, Executive Director Behavioral Health Service Line, Northwell Health at:

Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, more than 600 outpatient facilities and nearly 15,000 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 66,000 employees – 15,000-plus nurses and 4,000 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies.

Diversity and Health Equity:

Northwell Health is committed to training, supporting and nurturing physicians from all backgrounds. We fully understand that diversity is integral for our institutional excellence and a means to attaining health equity. As a result, our diversity and inclusion efforts are a part of everything we do, from education, to clinical care, to research, to physician well-being. Diversity and inclusion permeates our educational and clinical initiatives. We have set a goal to make sure every one of our physicians receives training on how to deliver high quality, culturally competent care. Our recent educational areas of focus have been on social determinants of health, community engagement and developing a medical-legal partnership for our physicians-in-training. One of our many strengths is our diverse patient population and our expectation is that our diverse patient populations receive equitable care, irrespective of who they are. As a result, we continually recruit a diverse physician workforce to meet the needs of our diverse patients.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Physicians are employed through Northwell Health Physician Partners, one of the largest medical groups in the country.