The Missouri Orthopaedic Institute is pleased to offer a Research Specialist position for a recent medical school graduate or current 4thyear medical student with an interest in orthopaedic research who is seeking to enhance their residency application.

Position: Research Specialist

Duration: 1 year

Where: Missouri Orthopaedic Institute (MOI) at The University of Missouri, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (Columbia, MO)

When: Available Now 

Salary: Yes

The ideal candidate is a recent medical school graduate or current 4thyear medical student with an interest in orthopaedic research who is seeking to enhance their residency application. This individual must have the following attributes: 

  • Strong academic record
  • Extremely organized
  • Detail oriented
  • Takes responsibility for positive work atmosphere
  • Articulate and communicative
  • Intrinsically motivated
  • Contributes to the rewarding MOI team culture

The Research Specialist will be expected to:

  • Coordinate all aspects of assigned research projects
  • Prepare research protocols/applications (IRB, IACUC, HIPAA, etc.)
  • Identify, consent, and act as a resource for study participants
  • Collect data on research subjects via chart reviews, imaging, follow-up visits, etc.
  • Maintain patient databases

Benefits of the position:

  1. Clinical trial research front-line experience, including protocol development/design, IRB regulations, research best practices, database management
  2. Surgical procedure observation (project permitting)
  3. Attendance welcome at Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, Resident Conferences, Journal Clubs, and Cadaver Labs
  4. Collaborate/build relationships with providers, fellows and residents
  5. Bolstering of competitiveness for a position in an orthopaedic surgery residency

Interested candidates should send a brief cover letter, CV, USMLE Step 1 and/or Step 2 scores and expected starting date to Stacee Clawson, RN, BSN (Research Manager) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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