The Orthopaedic Institute at Lenox Hill Hospital is seeking a highly qualified and motivated candidate to join our research team as a research fellow/coordinator working with both our joint arthroplasty and hip and groin preservation divisions.

As a research coordinator, you will be responsible for managing and coordinating industry-sponsored clinical trials and investigator-initiated research projects. You will also be required to submit new Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications and renew existent applications, serve as a liaison to the Clinical Trials Office (CTO) and Grants Management Office (GMO), and establish rapport with industry sponsors and their research teams. You must be flexible with your time, as some studies may require additional attention as research progression occurs. There will also be opportunities to collaborate with orthopaedic surgeons at other sites within the Northwell Health System. This is a full-time, salaried position.


  1. Prepare, renew, and/or manage IRB applications in a timely fashion ensuring no lapses in approval
  2. Participate in the writing and preparation of manuscripts for publishing
  3. Recruit and enroll subjects in clinical trials
  4. Data entry onto paper CRFs, eCRFs, EDCs, REDCap, etc.
  5. Coordinate study follow-up visits for clinical trial subjects and ensure patients complete patient reported outcomes as required
  6. Write research grants, protocols, and consent forms
  7. Collaborate with residents and fellows on investigator-initiated research projects
  8. Assist PIs in administrative duties including academic presentations, editorial commitments, and conference participation
  9. Statistical analysis of project data utilizing SPSS
  10. Work closely with CRAs during study monitoring visits and assist with internal audits
  11. Attend weekly research meetings and update research team on project statuses
  12. Work closely with research team including research manager and administrative director to ensure patient safety and identify any potential issues that do not adhere to research standards
  13. Maintain professionalism in a fast-paced orthopaedic practice

*Please note that handling of specimens and blood may be required dependent on clinical trial



This position requires a minimum of a one-year commitment, but special consideration will go to those who can dedicate two-years. Those with a medical degree from a US institution, and who are in between applying to residency are strongly encouraged to apply. Knowledge of orthopaedic and/or rheumatologic terminology is a plus. Experience using EMRs is preferred. Job begin date is Spring 2019 (January/February start).

Applicants must email the following documents to Kristina Dushaj at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.: Formal cover letter, current resume/CV, and USMLE Board Scores.



Northwell Health Physician Partners Orthopaedic Institute at Lenox Hill Hospital is the premier provider of orthopedic care in the region. Our patients also have access to the vast resources and services offered by Northwell Health. Our expert team of sub-specialty trained orthopaedic surgeons uses the most advanced technologies and techniques to provide individualized care for patients experiencing a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions. We perform thousands of procedures annually at Lenox Hill Hospital from minimally invasive procedures to total joint reconstruction. We offer a convenient and modern site while ensuring compassion and respect for all patients. Utilizing a collaborative care approach, we work closely with each patient’s healthcare team to provide customized treatment strategies for the best possible outcomes.

Our orthopaedic specialists partner with other medical professionals (including nurses, physical and occupational therapists, pathologists and orthotics specialists) to deliver a full, multidisciplinary approach to treating orthopaedic conditions.

  • Joint replacement
  • Sports medicine
  • Musculoskeletal oncology
  • Shoulder and elbow
  • Spine care

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