Senior Counsel, Research

  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Sep 09, 2022
Full time Legal

Job Description

WittKieffer is assisting Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) based in Cincinnati, Ohio in recruiting candidates for their next Senior Counsel, Research. 

Reporting to the General Counsel, the Senior Counsel, Research is responsible for providing legal expertise related to sponsored research, research innovation, corporate research compliance and conflict of interest program as well as supporting policies and procedures. The Senior Counsel, Research will also collaborate on research policy initiatives, research compliance and integrity as well as research innovation with other attorneys and key leadership. The Senior Counsel, Research is a highly strategic and proactive legal counsel that is well versed in the regulatory environment of healthcare research. This individual is innovative in creating solutions that facilitate CCHMC's overall research strategy and operations to assure adherence and conformity with policies and regulations. This person will serve as the primary person for research related legal and regulatory matters and further position CCHMC as the model of compassionate care working hand-in glove with groundbreaking scientific research to save children's lives. 

Cincinnati Children's is one of the nation’s largest and most respected children’s health systems. Ranked as one of the top five pediatric hospitals in the country, as well as one of the largest independent research organizations by NIH funding, Cincinnati Children’s is home to more than 1,000 faculty members conducting leading research in pediatric discovery science, translational research and clinical research. As a $2.7 billion enterprise, Cincinnati Children’s is also the largest employer in Cincinnati, with 16,400 employees. The organization is consistently praised for its forward-thinking vision and engaged community of clinicians, researchers and staff. This position will be supporting the organization either based in Cincinnati, virtually, working out of a home office environment and attending meetings at CCHMC sites as required, or a hybrid model. More information is available

The successful candidate must have excellent academic credentials, a law degree from an ABA accredited school of law, and membership in a State Bar. Admission to practice law in Ohio is preferred but bar membership from a state outside of Ohio that will allow for in-house registration with the Ohio Supreme Court is acceptable. In addition, candidates will possess an outstanding record of achievement with at least five (5) years of legal expertise related to healthcare research gained in-house or through working closely with complex healthcare or life sciences clients. Specific experience working in or representing a university, an academic medical center, research foundation, medical device manufacturer or pharmaceutical company is preferred. More information can be found at 

Recruiting is underway and will continue until the appointment is made. Confidential expressions of interest, nominations and applications are welcomed and can be made via the WittKieffer candidate portal which can be accessed here. Inquiries and questions concerning this search may be directed to the WittKieffer search consultants, Werner Boel and Angela Raphael at

The Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.