University of Virginia - Spine Research Fellowship

Location: University of Virginia: Charlottesville, Virginia

Mentor: Dr. Francis Shen

The University of Virginia Orthopaedic Surgery Department is accepting applications for a paid Spine Fellowship position for 2022-2023. The goal of the research fellowship is to mentor medical students interested in orthopaedic surgery.

Interested research fellows will have the following minimum expectations:

Work full-time in the Spine Division

Participate in the planning, protocol development, IRB approval, data collection, data analysis, manuscript preparation, manuscript and abstract submission of prospective and retrospective clinical research

Assist with ongoing clinical trials

Assist maintaining and supporting current research projects

The research fellow will be supervised by Dr. Francis Shen, and will have the opportunity to take part in educational activities available through the department, such as daily resident conferences and journal clubs. Fellows will also have the opportunity to shadow in the clinic and operating room, and gain valuable clinical experience. Applicants with experience in statistics (running, managing, interpreting) are preferred/given further consideration; however, this is not mandatory. 

Number of Positions Available: 1
Duration: 1 year starting mid-June 2022, but some flexibility in start date is possible.


Stipend: $30,000 per year (This is the total funding for the fellowship, and the stipend could be lower if the selected candidate opts to obtain health insurance from UVA, as the annual insurance cost will be deducted from the funding available. The cost of UVA's insurance is approximately $6,000 per year. If the selected applicant provides their own insurance, they must provide proof of insurance coverage per UVA requirements.)

Minimum Requirements
Education: Bachelor's degree with current enrollment in medical school (preferred to be between 3rd and 4th years or just after graduation)
Experience: Prior research experience is preferred. Applicants with experience in statistics are preferred. 
Licensure: None
 

Application Instructions

External Applicants please apply through Workday and search for the requisition R0034790.  Complete an application online, and attach:

1) a cover letter,

2) CV/resume,

3) letter of recommendation (preferably from an Orthopaedic faculty member from your institution),

4) Step 1 USMLE Scores, and

5) contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address). 

Incomplete applications missing any of these five documents will not be considered.

 

Internal UVA Applications: please apply through your Workday home page. Complete an application online and attach:

1) a cover letter,

2) CV/resume,

3) letter of recommendation (preferably from an Orthopaedic faculty member from your institution),

4) Step 1 USMLE Scores, and

5) contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address). 

Incomplete applications missing any of these five documents will not be considered.

For further information about the position, please contact Francis Shen, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. opens new window">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  For questions about the application process, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Physical Demands
This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs


COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visit the UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements and guidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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