Attention: MS3/MS4s interested in pursuing a residency and career in orthopaedic surgery. Read below for details on a one-year, funded, research fellowship position at the prestigious Rush University Medical Center.

This opening is for a one-year, paid position as the hip arthroscopy research fellow for Dr. Shane Nho at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush beginning May 15, 2023. This opportunity affords a unique experience in high volume orthopedic research and offers a full immersion into the field of academic orthopedics.

As the research ‘point person’ the fellow is responsible for managing multiple (40+) projects involving a wide breadth of clinical, biomechanical, anatomic, and imaging studies. The fellow is also responsible for securing and maintaining IRB, HIPAA and Human Subjects protection policies to ensure ethical research practices and maintenance of patient confidentiality in a multicenter research setting. On-the-job training will be provided as necessary. This is a paid full-time position for the 2023-2024 academic year, beginning May 15th, 2023 (start date negotiable).

Essential Job Functions: Clinical Repository

The repository is a large and growing outcomes database that is the basis for the group’s many clinical research projects.

It is critical for the fellow to actively maintain this prospectively collected hip arthroscopy surgical repository.
Each week the fellow must add all surgical patients to the database and record preoperative and intra-operative data, as well as ensure that preoperative outcome forms are completed
Each week, the fellow must go through the database and obtain two year postoperative follow up on patients. This often requires calling patients making strong interpersonal skills an important part of the job.
The fellow must also ensure that the IRB for the repository remains active.

Anatomic and Biomechanical Studies
These involve working with cadaveric hip specimens. The research fellow is responsible for ordering specimens and preparing them for anatomic dissection and biomechanics testing.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Bachelor‘s degree in health science related field
- Prior experience with research and statistical analysis (SPSS/JMP/R)
- Strong organizational, communication, and analytical skills
- Familiarity and experience with FDA and IRB regulatory requirements
- Strong skills in various computer software including but not limited to Microsoft Office, electronic medical records systems, digital radiographic imaging systems and research databases

Emphasis will be placed on applicants that have had prior experience completing research projects from start to finish. This entails gaining and maintaining IRB approval, data acquisition, data analysis, and manuscript preparation.

This is an exceptional opportunity ideally suited to 3rd and 4th year medical students interested in academic orthopedics. As hip arthroscopy is an emerging field, there are numerous opportunities to publish and present novel research at national and international conferences. While challenging, this position provides unparalleled exposure to a wide variety orthopedic research and the ability to increase competitiveness when applying for orthopedic surgery residency positions.

If interested please email with the following information:

1. "Orthopedic Research Coordinator" in the subject line

2. CV (including STEP 1/2 scores if applicable)

3. Expected starting date


We aim to fill the position by mid-to-late January 2023.



Shane J. Nho, MD, MS

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