Research Faculty
Washington, DC 
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Job Description
Research Faculty (190002R6)

The Center for Translational Research and the Division of General and Community Pediatrics at Children's National Hospital are jointly seeking to recruit a full-time Clinical Bioinformatician with experience in big data analytics related to community pediatrics and population health, qualified for appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, on the tenure track.

The successful candidate will devote 70% time to clinical bioinformatics/big data analytics with the expectation that a portion of the research time will be externally funded. In this role, the successful candidate will report to the Director of the Center for Translational Research.

The remaining 30% effort will be devoted to teaching and education in our hospital/community primary care setting and/or the affiliated GW School of Public Health.

Responsible for generating and testing hypothesis related to a field of research by initiating, carrying out, and managing research projects/programs
supported by external, peer reviewed sources. Also responsible for other job specific academic activities including but not limited to: securing funding
from external sources, supervising laboratory staff and student, supervising graduate and post-doctoral research staff, developing educational programs, teaching assignments and publishing in recognized, peer-reviewed journals.


Minimum Education
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Medical Doctor (M.D.)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
(or equivalent doctoral degree) in an accredited college or university (Required) Or
(or equivalent doctoral degree) in an accredited college or university (Required)

Minimum Work Experience
2 years

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Progressive specialized experience in a field of research. Demonstrated potential to make unique contributions in their research field. (Required)

Functional Accountabilities

Commitment to Research
1. Conduct research of significant scientific value in the basic and/or translational science area(s) relevant to his/her practice specialty.
2. Participate to review manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals.
3. Publish in peer-reviewed, scientific, quality and management journals.
4. Submit applications for grants or contracts for funding of research projects.
5. Participate in research committees and workshop special interest groups.

Conduct of Research
1. Consistently demonstrate adherence with the standards for the responsible conduct of research.
2. Plan, conduct, and manage research projects within the federal and institutional regulations and policies.
3. Responsible for appropriate use of research funds.
4. Supervise staff and students.

1. Mentor graduate/post-doctoral students.
2. Participate in educational programs and teaching assignments.

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification

1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met


1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
3. Receptive to others' ideas and opinions

Performance Improvement/Problem-solving

1. Contribute to a positive work environment
2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment

Cost Management/Financial Responsibility

1. Use resources efficiently
2. Search for less costly ways of doing things


1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Required Experience
2+ years
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