Dr. Singh, MD (Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center) is searching for motivated pre-medical students to work in the capacity of a research assistant. Our team will be composed of 2 clinical research coordinators/fellows, 3 research assistants, as well as Dr. Singh and his clinical staff. We are looking for hardworking, self-motivated, and honest people for this position.

Position Title: Clinical Research Assistant 

Available Positions:

Where: Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University Medical Center, Spine Service, Chicago, IL 

Duration: 1 year - approx. mid-May 2023 to mid-May 2024 

Salary: A stipend for transportation is provided; as such, we are looking for students who are local and/or have financial support available. 


The primary responsibilities of this position include:


Consenting patients for prospective studies and following up on survey results in clinic

Collecting patient data in clinic or via review of electronic medical records

Preparing and writing scientific manuscripts, abstracts, presentations, and posters

Actively maintaining a detailed surgical database with patient information, clinical data, and operative outcomes

Delivering weekly updates during research meetings

Collaborating with Research Coordinators along with Surgeons, Fellows, Residents, Physician Assistants, and Medical Assistants 


The benefits of the position are the following:


Improve your CV/resume by co-authoring multiple peer-reviewed publications, abstracts, posters, and presentations

Attend national orthopaedics/spine conferences

Shadow Dr. Singh and observe spinal surgeries

Direct patient interactions in a clinical setting

Flexibility with medical school interview season and valuable resources for interview preparation

Opportunity to network with current research fellows (medical students) as well as past research fellows, orthopaedic residents, and spine fellows

Learn how to effectively conduct clinical research

Extensive experience and guidance with preparing manuscripts for publication

Almost all previous research assistants have successfully matriculated into medical school 


Interested candidates should send a brief Cover Letter, CV/resume, and expected starting date to: <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>. Please include your first and last name and "Clinical Research Assistant" in the subject line. 


Deadline: 11:59 P.M. March 31st, 2023 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. For more information contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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