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Pediatric Epilepsy Genetics and Clinical Scientist

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio, US
Posted Date
Apr 10, 2024

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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 a 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 allowances for vacation, sick time, holidays and professional meetings
  • Support for society memberships and journal subscriptions
  • Highly competitive retirement plans with generous employer contribution
  • Faculty appointment available at the Cleveland Clinic Learner College of Medicine commensurate with experience

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



Cleveland Clinic is one of the world's largest and busiest health centers. Patients come to Cleveland Clinic from all over the world. We offer advanced treatment for all illnesses and disorders of the body. We enjoy a strong reputation for outstanding quality care. U.S News & World Report has declared that we are the number two hospital in the country. In cardiology and cardiac surgery, we lead the nation.

Our Heart Center has been ranked number one in America for 21 years in row in U.S. News and World Report. Cleveland Clinic's Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute and Digestive Disease Institute are ranked very near the top, and our specialties of orthopaedics, otolaryngology, nephrology, neurology/neurological surgery, rheumatology, pulmonary, endocrinology, gynecology, ophthalmology and geriatrics are each among America's ten best in their fields.

Other specialties noted for national excellence include cancer and psychiatry. Cleveland Clinic Children's offers highly specialized pediatric care in a family-centered atmosphere. It has been ranked the best children's hospital in Ohio by Child magazine.

Cleveland Clinic was founded in 1921 as a not-for-profit group practice, integrating clinical and hospital care with research and physician education. In addition to our Cleveland location, we have Cleveland Clinic Florida, with a unified medical campus in Weston, Florida, offering the full spectrum of care.

Cleveland Clinic has more than 3,000 salaried physicians on staff, representing approximately 120 specialties and subspecialties. In 2015, they provided a total of 6.62 million visits. Patients came to us from across America and from more than 180 nations. We also lead an extensive system of community hospitals in Cleveland called the Cleveland Clinic Hospitals.

This system is made up of Cleveland Clinic and Fairview Hospital, Lutheran Hospital, Marymount Hospital, Euclid Hospital, Hillcrest Hospital, Medina Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, Akron General Hospital and the soon to open Avon Hospital. With 4,450 staffed beds, Cleveland Clinic Hospitals offers broad geographic coverage, a full continuum of care, improved quality and lower cost of care to Northeast Ohio residents.

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