The Spine Division of the Orthopaedics Department at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore is accepting applications from 3rd year medical students, unmatched 4th year medical students, and recent US medical graduates looking to expand their curriculum and research experience in the field of orthopaedics. The research fellow will work closely with spine attendings and the rest of the research team (fellows, residents, students, and others).

Positions: 2

Location: University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD 

Mentors:
Dr. Steven Ludwig, Spine Division Chief
Dr. Daniel Gelb
Dr. Eugene Koh
Dr. Daniel Cavanaugh
Dr. Justin Tortolani

Time: Approximately 1 year. Starting date is flexible, but preferably May 2022.

Salary: Monthly stipend

Job description: The Spine Division of the Orthopaedics Department at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore is accepting applications from 3rd year medical students, unmatched 4th year medical students, and recent US medical graduates looking to expand their curriculum and research experience in the field of orthopaedics. The research fellow will work closely with spine attendings and the rest of the research team (fellows, residents, students, and others). This position will provide you with ample opportunities such as:


- Direct guidance and mentorship from faculty in research and orthopaedic residency application
- Co-author 10 to 15 manuscripts, abstracts, presentations, posters, and/or book chapters, with great opportunity to be first author
- Opportunity to present research at national and international conferences
- Multiple departmental educational activities: Daily Spine Rounds, Weekly Spine Conferences, Spine Fellow Journal Club, Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, Mortality and Morbidity Conferences, Cadaver lab, Surgical Skills lab, and many others
- Networking with residents, fellows, and attending orthopaedic surgeons

 

Job duties:
- Manage all studies in the spine division. Including clinical trials, prospective and retrospective studies, and biomechanical projects
- Conduct monthly research meetings to attendings and fellows updating status of ongoing projects
- Perform literature reviews, develop research hypotheses, and formulate research protocols
- Draft and submit IRB proposals
- Recruit patient and obtain informed consent
- Interact with industry sponsors and research coordinators at different sites
- Collect, organize, and perform statistical analysis of clinical research data
- Manuscript and book chapter preparation for publication

 

Qualifications:
- Innate interest in orthopaedics and treatment of musculoskeletal disease
- Strong academic record
- Excellent personal and communication skills  
- Strong organizational skills to manage multiple projects simultaneously
- Ability to work independently and efficiently
- Previous experience in research and statistical analysis is preferable 

 

Requirements to apply:
1. Brief Cover Letter or Letter of Interest (1 page)
2. CV with Step scores
3. Possible starting date
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with Subject Line: “Spine Research Coordinator”

Deadline to apply: April 1st, 2022

Interviews: Late March through April

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