Boston University - Ortho Research Fellowship

2 years 1 month ago - 2 years 1 month ago #36567 by BUSports
Research Opportunity:

Boston University School of Medicine and Lahey Medical Center

Joint Arthroplasty, Sports/Shoulder and Trauma Orthopaedics

Number of Positions: 1

Salary: $40K with Benefits

Position Summary: Research Coordinator

Boston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) currently looking for a motivated 3rd / 4th year medical student, or recent medical school graduate interested in pursuing a clinical research opportunity. The ideal candidate for this one year position will have a strong interest in pursuing a career in orthopaedic surgery. The position is primarily to serve as the research coordinator for a multicenter study in total joints, called the PEPPER trial (Pulmonary Embolism Prevention after hiP and kneE Replacement). Opportunity to be involved with other research in the department is also possible depending on time restraints and the applicant’s efficiency.

The principle investigator at BMC for the PEPPER trial is Dr. Michael Kain and will help guide the PEPPER trial and other research opportunities. Additional research opportunities can be performed in the department with Dr. Xinning Li and Dr. Paul Tornetta. The research fellow will be incorporated into of the research team and work with multiple subspecialties including, Adult Reconstruction, Sports Medicine/Shoulder, and Trauma.

Primary responsibility of the research fellow will be to screen, recruit, and consent patients for the PEPPER trial. This will include interaction with the entire adult reconstruction division, coordinating with the central IRB located at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), and the other research centers (25) involved in the study. The coordinator may be tasked to attend offsite PEPPER trial meetings at MUSC or the AAOS. At BMC, this applicant will be involved with the adult reconstruction team in clinic and be involved with direct patient interaction. Additionally, the research fellow will be expected to attend department grand rounds, journal clubs, cadaver labs, resident education lectures, CORE conferences and visiting professor events. There will also be opportunities for the research fellow to work with other attendings at BU in trauma and sports divisions.

Furthermore, both Dr. Li and Dr. Kain will provide the research fellow with mentorship and advice on the residency application process.

*Current BU Research Coordinator matched with BU for Orthopaedic surgery residency.

Boston University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery:

Essential Responsibilities/Duties:
1. Coordinates and oversees the collection, entry, verification, data management, and data reporting for research studies.
2. Assists in completing Institutional Review Board (IRB) procedures and manuscript preparation.
3. Assists in designing data collection forms, error checking methods and related programs for efficient collection of data forms.
4. Perform literature searches, systematic reviews, and drafting research proposals.
5. Videotape and photograph interesting cases in the operating room to submit for publication.
6. Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills:
• Demonstrated computer proficiency and knowledge of applicable software applications (Word, Excel, Access, etc.). Knowledge of statistical software packages preferred (SAS, SPSS, or STATA).
• Ability to read and analyze scientific reports.
• Knowledge working with Endnote program for manuscript writing and referencing.
• Prior experience with conducting clinical research projects, preferably in the field of orthopaedic surgery.
• Excellent communication and collaboration skills are essential.
• Strong analytical skills with organizational abilities.
• Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
• Must be a self-starter who possesses leadership qualities, tact, and discretion; and the ability to work collaboratively within a team.
• Willing to adapt to change and take direction.

To Apply:
Interested candidates should email both USMLE Step 1 and 2 Scores, updated CV, cover letter and two references to Emily Curry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by April 15th, 2019. We will conduct interviews once all of the applications are reviewed.

Start Date:
June/July 2019 to July 2020
Last edit: 2 years 1 month ago by BUSports.

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