The Atrium Health Musculoskeletal Institute, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, in partnership with OrthoCarolina is hiring for a year-long clinical research fellowship with Dr. Bryan Saltzman to begin in the Summer of 2023 with the Division of Sports Medicine and Shoulder/Elbow surgery at OrthoCarolina (Charlotte, NC)

The Atrium Health Musculoskeletal Institute, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, in partnership with OrthoCarolina is hiring for a year-long clinical research fellowship with Dr. Bryan Saltzman to begin in the Summer of 2023 with the Division of Sports Medicine and Shoulder/Elbow surgery at OrthoCarolina (Charlotte, NC). This opportunity will fall under the direction and guidance of sports medicine/shoulder elbow surgeon Dr. Bryan Saltzman and will allow the research fellow to work with him and colleagues including Drs. Patrick Connor, Dana Piasecki, Shadley Schiffern, Nady Hamid, Durham Weeks, Jonathan Riboh, Claude T Moorman, and James Fleischli. We have current studies and plans for future research efforts in the such topics as advancing surgical techniques, return to sport criteria, reporting outcomes from various shoulder/elbow/hip/knee surgeries, better understanding the evolving world of OrthoBiologics, and more.  The Research Division is actively involved in department, multi-center, and national efforts to improve patient outcomes through the development and implementation of interventions to deliver evidence-based clinical decision support in novel ways.  The Clinical Research Fellow will engage in retrospective/prospective clinical outcome, national database query, basic science, systematic review/meta-analysis, cadaveric and biomechanical research efforts by preparing and managing IRB protocols, drafting abstracts, implementing research designs, collecting data, preparing manuscripts, and identifying and recruiting patients into clinical studies. 

There will be 1 position available for this clinical research fellowship, and will last for 1 year beginning in the Summer 2023-2024. A competitive salary is provided as the position falls under employment within the Atrium Health network which additionally includes health benefits for the year.  Applicants should have completed a bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, public health, or other related science field; in particular, this opportunity is valuable to medical students between M2/M3 or M3/M4 interested in Orthopedic Surgery, or individuals with an intention on pursuing a career in the health sciences. We are looking for those individuals with a strong work ethic who are independent, organized, eager and motivated to learn and contribute to our research efforts. One must be able to work effectively in a team environment, demonstrate excellent organizational and communication skills, and be able to prioritize multiple tasks. From the year-long experience, the Clinical Research Fellow can expect to publish 10+ peer-reviewed journal articles, textbook chapters, and/or abstracts with the potential to present at local/national conferences. The Research Fellow will also have the benefit of attending Orthopedic grand rounds and resident/fellow educational lectures/conferences, observing clinic and surgical procedures with the Sports attendings, and collaborating with the attendings/fellows/residents/research staff. Through mentorship opportunities during and after the year-long position, bolstering the CV through research publications and Orthopedic experience, and networking, the expectation is that the Clinical Research Fellow would be in prime position to pursue an Orthopedic Surgery residency.

 

Interested candidates should send a CV and brief Cover Letter to Dr. Bryan Saltzman (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 

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