Boston Children's Hospital: Senior Faculty Member LCN
Boston Children's Hospital, Division of Developmental Medicine
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Type: Full Time
Academic / Research
Hospital, Public and Private
Internal Number: 02072023
Senior Faculty Member
Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience
The Division of Developmental Medicine Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), one of Harvard Medical School’s teaching hospitals, is recruiting a new senior faculty member. The Division of Developmental Medicine (DDM) is one of the largest clinical and research divisions focused on the diagnosis and treatment of developmental disorders in the United States. The division provides clinical care for children from infancy through adolescence, conducts research, and trains pediatricians, psychologists and cognitive neuroscientists. The Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience (LCN) is headed by Charles A. Nelson III, PhD; the LCN includes Dr. Nelson’s laboratory as well as labs led by the following PI’s: Susan Faja PhD, Carol Wilkinson MD, PhD and Anne Arnett, PhD.
The new faculty member would join the DDM and establish a lab in the LCN. Researchers at the LCN are dedicated to understanding neural and behavioral development of individuals diagnosed with or at higher likelihood for various developmental disorders, as well as typically developing infants and children. Such risk factors could be either genetic (e.g., single gene disorders, such as TSC) or environmental (such as infants growing up in adverse environments). Researchers in the LCN are experts from a wide range of fields, including psychology, neuroscience, and education, and they work in collaboration with clinical investigators in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics in the DDM as well as in other disciplines, including, child neurology, and child psychiatry. Beyond the dedicated resources within the Faja, Arnett, Wilkinson, and Nelson labs, the DDM and LCN also provide shared resources including behavioral testing rooms, technical support and staff to assist with state-of-the-art neuroimaging, neurophysiology, behavioral, and clinical evaluations and remote data collection. LCN faculty benefit from several established, effective recruitment pipelines to support study enrollment and administrative support for grant writing and administration.
Candidates with methods expertise in MRI, genetics, data science, clinical trials, and speech language pathology are encouraged to apply.
The ideal candidate will have expertise that complements existing research programs, which include:
Neurodevelopment of autism spectrum disorder
Biomarkers of ADHD diagnosis and treatment response
Neuro-genetic etiology of autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, and genetic syndromes like Down Syndrome and Fragile X
Impact of adversity and early neglect on neurodevelopmental disorders
The candidate must be a PhD, MD, or MD/PhD, and is expected to conduct independent and collaborative research. The candidate will have a track record of independent research funding, preferably from Federal agencies and scholarly productivity as well as successful mentorship of trainees and junior colleagues. Academic appointment at Harvard Medical School will be commensurate with clinical and research experience, training and achievements at the Associate Professor or Professor level.
Please send your CV and a statement of interest to: Search Committee, Attention: Sandra Maislen, Division of Developmental Medicine, BCH 3185, Boston Children’s Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115 or send via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.
About Boston Children's Hospital, Division of Developmental Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital is a nationally ranked, freestanding acute care children's hospital located in Boston, Massachusetts. The hospital is home to the largest hospital-based pediatric research program in the world. The hospital features 485 pediatric beds and provides comprehensive pediatric specialties and subspecialties to infants, children, teens, and young adults aged 0–21 throughout Massachusetts, the United States, and the world. The hospital also sometimes treats adults that require pediatric care. The hospital is an ACS verified level I pediatric trauma center, one of three in Boston. The hospital features a regional pediatric intensive-care unit and an American Academy of Pediatrics verified level IV neonatal intensive care unit.
The hospital's clinical staff includes approximately 2,000 active medical and dental staff, 475 residents, fellows, and interns, and over 2,700 nurses. In addition to clinical personnel, Boston Children's has the largest pediatric research enterprise with 3,000 researchers and scientific staff and more NIH funding than any other children's hospital. A trained team of more than 460 volunteers devote thousands of hours each year to support ...the hospital staff and patients. Kevin B. Churchwell serves as the hospital's current CEO.
Boston Children's Hospital has been ranked as best pediatric medical center by U.S. News & World Report more times than any other hospital and is currently ranked as the best children's hospital in the United States.