Call for Applications

Center for Clinical and Translational Science Program Director

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science at The Ohio State University is seeking a dynamic and academically-accomplished faculty member to serve as the Director for the CCTS Pilot Translational and Clinical Studies (PTC) Program. The PTC Program Director leads the oversight of the CCTS Pilot Program’s broad portfolio of research funding opportunities and includes the Pilot Request for Application (RFA), Pilot Review Committee, and Pilot Award processes. Additionally, this role oversees and facilitates inter-institutional pilot offerings amongst the CCTS collaborative partnerships. The PTC Program Director also develops tactical plans to expand the CCTS Core Pilot Program and develops best practices to improve Pilot Program efficiency. This position serves as the representative of CCTS partnerships at the university, regional, and national levels.

The CCTS is funded under the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award. The CCTS has been funded since 2008 and was successfully awarded its next 5 years of funding through 2023.

This CCTS leadership position is associated with up to 8% salary support through the NIH CTSA grant (based upon the NIH cap).

The term for the Program Director will begin October 1, 2018 and continue through the duration of the grant, May 31, 2023.

Applications will be accepted from August 8, 2018 to September 30, 2018.

About the CCTS and PTC Program

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science

The Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) is a collaboration among The Ohio State UniversityThe Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital and is dedicated to turning the scientific discoveries of today into life-changing disease prevention strategies and the health diagnostics and treatments of tomorrow.

Funded continuously since 2008 through the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the National Institutes of Health, the CCTS leverages expertise from every college across the University, including scientists and clinicians from the seven Health Science Colleges, the College of Engineering, OSU Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital, community health and education agencies, business partnerships, and regional institutional network partnerships.

CCTS Vision, Mission and Strategic Goals

Synergizing strengths and leveraging resources to catalyze scientific innovation….Turning the scientific discoveries of today into life-changing disease prevention strategies and the health diagnostics and treatments of tomorrow.

Vision: Catalyze research teams and facilitate innovation through the creation of an environment that fosters translation of knowledge to improve human health.

Mission: Transform and advance the discipline of clinical and translational science at The Ohio State University

Strategic Goals

  • Build on the unique and diverse strength of our institution to create an integrated academic home for innovative, team-oriented clinical and translational science.
  • Enhance and nurture the career development of highly trained investigators with an emphasis on innovation and transdisciplinary science.
  • Optimize the efficient conduct of the highest quality, generalizable clinical and translational science that is relevant to the community setting.
  • Develop, enhance and integrate a portfolio of outstanding shared resources

Core values: Innovation, Collaboration, Integration, Transformation, Enabling through Education, Sustain

The Pilot Translational and Clinical Studies Program

The purpose of the CCTS Pilot Translational and Clinical Studies program is to catalyze translation of discoveries to treatments, with a focus on clinical and translational research rather than basic discovery research.  Such research would advance translational science, the discipline focused on understanding and addressing the scientific and organizational challenges underlying each stage of the translational process.


The basic requirements, in addition to a willingness to be a dedicated Program Director of the Pilot Translational and Clinical Studies and an active participant of a working committee, stipulate that each candidate must:

1. Be a current OSU or NCH faculty member 
2. Have documented success as a grant writer and reviewer
3. Management of relatively large budgets


Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to lead a program, have recognized experience in the implementation of a broad portfolio of research funding opportunities, have direct proficiency in both basic and clinical research, and working experience with research regulations.

Application Process

Complete the application form for the PTC Program Director position at the CCTS by 11:59 pm, September 1, 2018.

A completed application packet includes: candidate application, a 2-3 page statement, and a CV/biosketch. Once an application is submitted, the CCTS will follow up with a confirmation on the submission materials.

The CCTS Executive Committee will review all applications received to determine the final PTC candidate.

CCTS Executive Committee

  • Rebecca Jackson, MD: Director and PI, CCTS
  • Joanna Groden, PhD: PI of TL1 Program, CCTS
  • William Malarkey, MD: Director, Clinical Research Center, CCTS
  • William Smoyer, MD: Pediatric Director, CCTS (Nationwide Children’s Hospital)
  • William Martin, MD: Dean, College of Public Health
  • Lang Li, PhD: Program Director-Bioinformatics, CCTS
  • Matthew Ringel, MD: Deputy Director, CCTS
  • Kim Toussant, MBOE, CRA: Co-Director, Regulatory Knowledge and Support, CCTS
  • Faith Kline, PhD, MBA: Administrative Director, CCTS

Please contact CCTS Administrative Director Faith Kline with questions.