Our research team seeks a highly motivated medical student, researcher, or medical professional to apply for a year-long research fellowship in our program. This position will offer a vast array of research and educational opportunities: retrospective/prospective studies, randomized controlled clinical trials, multi-center trials, basic science research, journal clubs, labs, etc. Our previous fellows have been very successful in producing many posters, presentations, and manuscripts being accepted in regional, national, and international meetings/journals during their fellowship. If desired, there are also many opportunities for experience in the clinic, operating room, and with the CU orthopedic surgery residency (but not required).

WHERE: University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO
DURATION: 1 year.
Anticipated start: June 2024.


  • Data collection and management of a departmental prospective database.
  • Perform relevant literature reviews as needed.
  • Preparation, writing, and submission of manuscripts and abstracts.
  • Provide a wide range of support in research administration, IRB management, grant proposal, and publication tracking
  • Manage, organize, and collect data for multi-center research studies
  • Organize and present during orthopedic trauma journal clubs

SEVERAL BENEFITS OF THIS FELLOWSHIP: [Publication, Leadership, National recognition]

1) Achieve First or co-authorship in several publications and abstracts.

2) Attain leadership roles and national exposure in the field of orthopedics.

3) Gain well-rounded experience in all aspects of the research process including roles in the development of study questions, literature review, study design, IRB approvals, data collection, data analysis and interpretation, writing of manuscripts, and preparation of presentations.

4) Enhanced competitiveness for orthopedic surgery residency.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science or health-related field
  • Clinical research or related experience
  • Experience with electronic data capture systems (e.g. EMR or EHR and data management systems)

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite software.
  • Sound written and oral communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented and very organized; able to self-manage
  • Ability to work within teams and maintain professional composure in a dynamic work environment that often requires management and completion of multiple tasks.
  • Able to work independently as well as within a team
  • Demonstrates sound judgment and ability to apply logical/critical thought processes when developing solutions.
  • Displays a positive presence and interacts professionally with all levels of staff, outside collaborators, surgeons, and patients.

For full consideration, please submit the following document(s):

1. A letter of interest describing relevant job experiences as they relate to listed job qualifications and interest in the position.

2. Curriculum vitae / Resume.

3. Three to five professional references, including name, address, phone number (mobile number if appropriate), and email address.

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers .Position #00794626– Requisition #32335