Pediatric Epilepsy Genetics and Clinical Scientist

Cleveland, Ohio, US
Jun 23, 2022
Position Type
The Cleveland Clinics Neurological Institute is seeking an early/mid-career BC/BE Pediatric Neurologist (Clinician Scientist track) with clinical and/or research fellowship training in Epilepsy. This individual will join the Charles Shor Epilepsy Center, one of the largest and most comprehensive epilepsy programs in the world. This position is a clinician scientist track and the individual will be offered protected time to develop the extra-mural funding in epilepsy genetics clinical translational/basic research, with the assistance of an established research administrative infrastructure. In addition, the individual can develop clinical practice/multi-disciplinary clinics in the evaluation and treatment of epilepsy patients with epilepsy genetic conditions delivering highly specialized care in our state-of-the-art facility. Existing initial funding such as foundation grants, K08, K23 or higher NIH awards would be desirable but not required. Demonstrated track record in research and scholarly activities in epilepsy genetics is required.

The ideal candidate will develop a competitive research program focused on the 2020 NINDS Epilepsy Benchmark areas employing state of the art methodologies and/or develop novel approaches. The Epilepsy center at the Cleveland Clinic offers unprecedented opportunity to this individual to develop research in epilepsy genetics and related comorbidities leveraging existing strengths in computational genomics and bioinformatics, clinical neurophysiology, brain mapping, neurocognitive, and imaging aspects of epilepsy. The individual will also be able to interact with existing interdisciplinary teams engaged in genomics research, molecular genetics research of focal cortical dysplasia, and multi-disciplinary epilepsy genetics clinics.

We invite highly qualified candidates who have an interest in discovery and innovation in the field of Epilepsy genetics, and are committed to excellence in patient care. The department deservedly enjoys a national reputation for excellence in epilepsy clinical care, innovations, patient outcomes and education.

  • Board Certification or Board Eligibility with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
  • Fellowship training in epilepsy with board certification or board eligibility for Epilepsy and/or Clinical Neurophysiology, preferably with focus on epilepsy genetics either by training or by a scientific contributions
  • A proven research track record is required

This dynamic position commands an extremely competitive salary enhanced by an attractive benefits package including but not limited to:
  • Excellent medical, dental, vision coverage
  • Comprehensive disability and life insurance benefits
  • Medical malpractice & tail coverage provided
  • Generous time away coverage for vacation, sick time, holidays and CME meeting time
  • Highly competitive retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Faculty appointment available at the Cleveland Clinic Learner College of Medicine commensurate with experience

Interested candidates, please include a current CV and letter of interest with your application