2-Year Orthopaedic Trauma Research Fellowship - University of Kentucky

2 months 2 weeks ago - 2 months 1 week ago #39623 by austinfosterMD
Position: Orthopaedic Trauma Research Fellow
Position: 1­­­­­­
Years: 2 Years
Time: Approximately May 2023 – May 2025
Location: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Salary: $30,000.00/year (with health benefits)
Eligibility: Any U.S. MD student or graduate. Unfortunately, this position is not open to international medical graduates.

Research Fellowship Position Available with Dr. Arun Aneja, MD, PhD
Dr. Arun Aneja, at the University of Kentucky is seeking a highly motivated medical student (M1-M3) or unmatched M4 student/graduate, who is interested in pursuing a clinical research fellowship in orthopaedic trauma surgery. Dr. Aneja is an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at the University of Kentucky. He completed his PhD and is fellowship-trained in both orthopaedic trauma and oncology. He specializes in the inflammatory response to trauma and its role in patient outcomes and open fracture management. The position will also allow the applicant to work with residents, fellows, research faculty, and clinical faculty at the University of Kentucky. The research fellow should expect multiple publications and an enhanced competitive resume for the Orthopaedic Surgery match. Research fellows are highly encouraged to attend all orthopedic lectures, resident education, journal clubs, Grand Rounds, cadaveric labs, and workshops.

The position will begin as soon as possible starting in May 2023 and will be a 2-year commitment.

Lexington is a beautiful city situated in the rolling foothills of the bluegrass region of central Kentucky. Numerous outdoor activities range from climbing to caving and kayaking, all within an hour’s drive. Lexington also has a rich cultural environment with a strong arts and music scene. Additionally, Lexington benefits from a very reasonable cost of living and temperate weather. It is a wealthy city supported by the horse and bourbon industries. UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital is located next to the University of Kentucky campus.

Dr. Aneja encourages highly motivated individuals to apply and will provide one-on-one mentorship with the candidate during and throughout the Orthopaedic Surgery match process.

If interested in this research fellowship, please email a letter of interest specifying your strengths for this position, updated CV, available USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 scores, and personal statement to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (current research fellow).
Applicants will be contacted for a phone or zoom interview after reviewing the complete application. Thank you for your interest in this research fellowship.

Job Duties:
1. Hands-on experience collecting patient outcome data in both the clinical setting and via chart review
2. Collection of biospecimen data for associated research protocols
3. Submission and management of IRB protocol
4. Assist the research coordinators and research faculty on clinical projects in the department
5. Participate in drafting (writing), editing, or submitting projects including abstracts, manuscripts, grants, and patents.

1. A background in musculoskeletal disorders with a desire to pursue a career in orthopaedic surgery
2. Strong organizational and computer skills
3. Good oral and written communication skills
4. Independent and efficient worker
5. Strong scholastic performance
6. Statistical experience is preferred but not required

Last edit: 2 months 1 week ago by austinfosterMD. Reason: This was previously posted with the option of doing 1-2 years. However, we now have an open 2-year position.

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