Penn State Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics and Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, PA, is recruiting a Research Scientist or physician-scientist who will serve as a faculty member in the Center for the Protection of Children (CPC). The successful candidate will have an established record of accomplishment and national reputation for clinically-related research in the area of child maltreatment. Researchers from Pediatrics (specifically Child Abuse Pediatrics), or other medical specialties whose research focuses on child maltreatment issues will be considered, as will researchers from fields such as psychology, epidemiology, neuroscience and other basic sciences. Broadly relevant programmatic research areas will be considered, but those that integrate well with the clinical and research priorities of the CPC and the Network on Child Protection and Well-Being (the Network) are preferred. An attractive start-up package includes 50-75% protected research time, with opportunities to build new collaborations with Network faculty at the College of Medicine and University Park campuses. The CPC currently includes Board Certified child abuse pediatricians, general pediatricians, social workers, psychologists and support staff. The CPC is accredited by the ACGME for a Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship. Clinical venues include Penn State Children’s Hospital and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center the region’s only level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, which provides the full complement of pediatric specialties that support clinical practice. The Penn State Health “Transforming the Lives of Children” (TLC) clinic in nearby Harrisburg offers evidence-based mental health services, serves as the clinical research site for investigating best practices in mental health assessment and treatment of traumatized children, harsh parenting, as well as sexual behavior problems in children. The clinic employs psychologists (clinical and research) and master’s level trauma trained therapists, has an active psychology post-doctoral training program, and provides internships in psychology and social work. A strong collaboration with Pinnacle Health Children’s Resource Center (an NCA accredited Children’s Advocacy Center) is in place and provides further clinical and research opportunities. For additional information, please contact Lori Frasier MD, Director, Center for the Protection of Children. firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce. EOE-AA-M/F/D/V. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position’s responsibilities.
Penn State Health Children's Hospital is a major pediatric referral center for Central Pennsylvania. The five-story Children's Hospital opened in 2013, which includes 128 beds, five pediatric-only operating rooms, a pediatric cardiac catheritization lab, blood bank, and pediatric cancer pavilion. Named a national leader in six pediatric specialties (cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, nephrolo...gy, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics, and urology) in US News and World Report's 2014-2015 Best Children's Hospital rankings.