2023-2024 Jackie and Randy Baker Research Fellowship Award in Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis Missouri

The Jackie and Randy Baker Research Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery is being offered by the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. This program is designed to provide a one to two year mentored research experience in orthopaedic clinical science (hip preservation and total joint replacement).  

Positions Title: Clinical Research Fellow

# of Positions: 1

Duration: 2023-2024 Academic Year (optional second year)

Affiliated institutions:  Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Award details | Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine:

John Clohisy, M.D., is pleased to invite interested individuals to submit an application for this Clinical Research Fellowship Award at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.

Dr. Clohisy is the Daniel C. and Betty B. Viehmann Distinguished Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Chief of Service for Adult and Reconstruction and Hip Preservation in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. The mentor team also includes Jeffrey Nepple, M.D., Cecilia Pascual-Garrido, M.D.-Ph.D., Elizabeth Yanik, Ph.D, and Susan Thapa, Ph.D.  The selected applicant will work with this expert clinical research team. Ongoing studies focus on the etiology, natural history, treatment and predictors of treatment outcomes for pre-arthritic and arthritic hip disease. Hip preservation and total hip arthroplasty procedures are the focus of our clinical outcomes investigations. Research coordinator support and collaboration with other team members is robust. The potential for academic productivity is outstanding.


  • D. or Ph.D with experience in clinical research

**Please note that this fellowship does not offer visa sponsorship

Stipend and Benefits:

  • The recipient of this award will receive a living stipend of $62,054 and will be eligible for a health stipend.     

Goals and Responsibilities:

There are several key educational goals and responsibilities for this Fellowship:

  • Obtain a broad knowledge base regarding musculoskeletal clinical research
  • Meet and work with WUSM orthopaedic attendings, trainees and research team members
  • Examine and critically evaluate current orthopedic literature
  • Gain experience in performing, writing and publishing high quality research
  • Involvement in several research projects, ultimately leading to numerous publications, abstracts, and presentations
  • Exposure to study design strategies and statistical analysis

Specific characteristics we are looking for:

  • MUST be extremely organized
  • MUST be detail-oriented
  • MUST be able to self-manage/be a self-starter
  • Strong work ethic
  • Desire to become proficient in data analysis and utilize statistical principles
  • Proven interest in research

Benefits of the position:

  • The fellow should expect to have a broad exposure to orthopaedic clinical research
  • Collaborate with an expert research team
  • Ample opportunities to attend Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, Conferences, Journal Clubs, resident education lectures and activities within the department.

How to apply:

The timeframe to submit an application is January 11, 2023 through April 1, 2023. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Eligible candidates may apply by emailing a pdf of their CV, Step 1 & 2 scores, two (2) letters of recommendation and a personal statement to Debbie Long at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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