Kennedy Krieger Institute

Medical Director, Clinical Trials Unit

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1741 Ashland Ave
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The Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland is searching for a talented Medical Director for our growing clinical research program. We are seeking an experienced academic physician at the Associate Professor or Professor rank, with board certification in Pediatric Neurology, Pediatric Psychiatry, Pediatric PM&R, Developmental Pediatrics, or Clinical Genetics with expertise in neurodevelopmental disabilities. The Medical Director will have extensive experience in pediatric clinical trial conduction as a principal investigator, in clinical trial monitoring as a member of chair of Drug Monitoring Committees, in FDA regulations with a track record of extensive interaction with the FDA. Experience with high risk research or first in human trial and neurodevelopmental/neurological/psychiatric outcome measures is strongly preferred.


The Medical Director will be a leading member of an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary team of professionals that oversee the clinical, research and training segments of the CTU. Responsibilities for the Medical Director will include medical team oversight and mentorship to train and guide principal investigators in clinical trial design, conduction, analysis and regulatory aspects.  Importantly, the Medical Director will work closely with the Kennedy Krieger Institute Leadership team to enhance the CTU resources to support all clinical trial activities at the Institute.  The Medical Director will manage the over 40 currently active clinical trials with the intent to grow the portfolio to over 100 in the next five years.

The Medical Director will closely interact with the Kennedy Krieger Institute Office of Human Research Administration (OHRA), the Institutional Review Board, the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, and the Johns Hopkins University Institute for Clinical and Translational Research leadership in a collaborative and integrative fashion while facilitating interactions with industry. 

The Medical Director will be deeply involved in contracting and setting standards for clinical trial contracts, and development of standard operating procedures to streamline interaction with Johns Hopkins Pediatric Clinical Research Unit and Kennedy Krieger Outpatient Clinics.

The Medical Director will have the ability to develop their own clinical, research and training aspirations in tandem while overseeing the CTU.


Qualified applicants will be eligible for faculty appointment at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as an Associate, or full Professor, depending upon qualifications. 

Excellent salary and full benefits are offered, including partial college tuition remission for faculty member dependents (at any college) and tuition remission for faculty members, spouses and dependents for course work performed at the Johns Hopkins University and the Peabody Music Institute. 

Kennedy Krieger Institute, located in downtown Baltimore, is a national leader in pediatric rehabilitation and transforms the lives of children with disorders of the brain through groundbreaking research, innovative treatments and life-changing education. 

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter and CV via email to:

Ms. Tina M. Schmitt

Director, Talent Acquisition

Kennedy Krieger Institute


For more information about Kennedy Krieger Institute and our Clinical Trials Unit, please visit





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