Nationwide Children's Hospital

Post Doctoral Scientist - Center for Biobehavioral Health

Posted Date 3 months ago(3/19/2021 11:10 AM)
Requisition ID


Post Doctoral Scientist - Center of Biobehavioral Health (Taylor) 


Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Early Development of At-Risk Infants and Young Children: The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, in affiliation with The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, has an immediate opening for a post-doctoral research fellow in the Center for Biobehavioral Health as of April 1, 2021.


We are seeking a doctoral level candidate with interests in research on the effects of brain injury or disease on infant development. Appropriate candidates would be persons with doctoral degrees in developmental psychology, pediatric neuropsychology, or a related behavioral health or developmental science profession. The fellow will work on existing data from an ongoing study of infant development and related studies of neurodevelopment in infants and youth with early brain-related conditions such as preterm birth.


Training and mentorship will be available in research methods, grantsmanship, and academic career development. The fellow will also collaborate with faculty from the Center for Biobehavioral Health, the Center for Injury Research and Policy, and the Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice. For additional information on training go to:


Candidates for this position must have obtained their doctoral degree by the start date. The fellowship will be at least 2 years in duration. Salary is commensurate with NIH guidelines, and benefits are competitive. Questions about the position can be emailed to H. Gerry Taylor, Ph.D. at


Nationwide Children’s Hospital, its Primary Care Network, and its specialty clinics provide the majority of pediatric care and training opportunities in Central Ohio and serve a population area of over 3 million. Our affiliation with the Ohio State University allows for expanded training and collaboration beyond the college of medicine. For more information about Children’s Hospital and Columbus, Ohio, visit us on the web at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Letters stating the candidate’s research interests, career goals, and qualifications should be mailed with a curriculum vita and three letters of reference. Please send all materials c/o Kerry Orton, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio, 43205, or Review of applications will begin immediately.


Schedule: (Full time, Benefits Eligible)



Near East Office Building

431 S. 18th Street

Columbus, OH 43205

Why Nationwide Children's Hospital?

The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too. Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where Passion Meets Purpose.

Here, Everyone Matters. We’re 12,000 strong. And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world we’ll never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.

Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children’s badge what they do for a living. They’ll tell you it’s More Than a Job. It’s a calling. It’s a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A Place to Be Proud


  • With guidance from a CRI mentor, design experiments and develops protocols required to conduct productive research in a specific scientific area. 
  • After the study has been designed, performs the research work in accordance with the protocol.  
  • Helps to train and supervise technical support staff in performing specific techniques essential to carrying out the research program.  
  • Records and analyzes data generated by the research study, and helps to plan future research endeavors.  
  • Prepares scientific and technical papers from the results of the research work.  Publishes papers in appropriate refereed scientific journals.   Presents findings at local (particularly CRI research meetings) and national research forums.  
  • If appropriate, collaborates with other ongoing research efforts either at CRI or at The Ohio State University.  
  • This is considered a training position therefore the RI will allow a trainee 5 years to advance beyond the level of Post Doc.  
  • Works toward research independence. Prepares to submit proposals to and obtain funding from external granting agencies.





  • Ph.D


  • Necessary technical skills in the appropriate area of research.
  • Ability to do technical writing, and good communication skills.  

Percentage Time Spent: 

  • Designing and developing protocols 10%    
  • Performing research work 30%    
  • Recording and analyzing data generated by research study 25%    
  • Preparing scientific and technical papers 25%    
  • Liaison with OSU researchers 05%    
  • Miscellaneous paperwork associated with research 05%

Minimum Physical Requirements: 

  • Kneeling / reaching 100%  
  • Finger dexterity 100%  
  • Talking / hearing / seeing   33%  
  • Lifting / carrying weight 0-20 pounds for 1-5 minutes  

*Pressure in this position will vary depending on the workload.  The workload will be heavy but manageable most of the time.  Pressure may arise in the face of deadlines associated research and manuscript writing.





Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed

Need help finding the right job?

We can recommend jobs specifically for you! Click here to get started.