American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) Clinical Scientist- Neuroscience or Rehabilitation

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare has two open Clinical Scientist opportunities.

The PhD scientist will provide oversight and leadership of the Rehabilitation Research Program or Neurosciences Research Program in a dyad role with the Rehabilitation Research or Neuorscience Research physician leader/s. They will establish and identify research needs and priorities within the Cerebral Palsy Institute and will design, conduct, facilitate, and disseminate clinically focused research that aligns with the vision and mission of the Rehabilitation Research Program or Neuroscience Research Program and the Gillette mission and strategy. The incumbent will also provide mentorship, teaching, and supervision to clinical staff in the review, design, analyses, and dissemination of clinical research.

Specific duties are determined by the work setting or patient population served; however, in all positions, serving patients with challenging and complex conditions requires a concentration of specialized staff able to work in highly coordinated teams. We organize care around each patient’s condition which requires staff at multiple levels and across many departments to exhibit exceptional teamwork qualities including communicating efficiently and effectively and adopting the behaviors required for high functioning integrated teams, consistent with our Gillette CARES expectations.

Major Challenges

Prioritizing continuous, multiple interpersonal interactions, projects and deadlines with clinicians while balancing your own related research projects and deadlines.



  •     Ph.D. or candidate in a basic or health science, including education in the principles and methods of scientific investigation
  •     Previous experience in protocol development, data collection, analysis, interpretation, reporting and information display
  •     Demonstrated success at research publication and grant writing
  •     History of interdisciplinary collaboration
  •     Working knowledge of scientific research design and statistical analysis in the area of the assigned DRA
  •     Experience in a clinical setting

Gillette requires all staff to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and influenza unless there is a Gillette-approved medical or religious exemption. New hires will be required to have at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine prior to starting employment and submit proof of 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccine and influenza vaccine prior to 1st day.

Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse team, as we know that the diverse experiences of our employees make Gillette a stronger and better organization. We are committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment where all patients, families and staff are welcomed and valued. We believe diverse perspectives and identities foster excellence, improve patient care and are essential for Gillette to fulfill its mission. Our team members collaborate to help patients of all backgrounds and abilities reach their full potential.

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of an individual's race, color, creed, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation or gender identity, military status or any other class protected by federal, state or local laws.

We partner with individuals and families to provide specialized, coordinated care for individuals who have complex, rare or traumatic conditions starting in childhood.

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