Dr. Adam Yanke is seeking an ambitious post-graduate between undergraduate and a professional degree program who is interested in being a clinical research assitant for 1 to 2 years.


Position Title: Research Assitant
Positions: 1-2
Duration: 1-2 year
Where: Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University Medical Center, Sports Medicine. Chicago, IL.
When: Beginning Approx. June 2020
Salary: A monthly stipend is provided

Dr. Adam Yanke is seeking an ambitious post-graudate student (between undergraduate and a professional degree program) who is interested in pursuing a one- to two-year long clinical research fellowship at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. Dr. Yanke works with the renowned Division of Sports Medicine and is also the Assistant Director of the Cartilage Restoration Center at Rush University. The Cartilage Restoration Center is directed by Dr. Brian J Cole and Dr. Adam B. Yanke, both leaders in developing innovative biologic methods for addressing early cartilage damage in the knee, shoulder, elbow, foot, ankle and hip. This unique position will allow the research fellows to work closely with residents, fellows, and faculty at Rush. The research coordinator will also have extensive opportunities for publication and presentation of research at various conferences.

The research assistant will work very closely with the Dr. Yanke's research fellow and research fellows for the other sports medicine attendings and be responsible for duties including:

  • - Coordination of all research projects including both clinical and basic science studies
  • - Submission of protocols and updates to the Institutional Review Board (IRB)
  • - Consenting patients for studies and performing pre-operative physical exams
  • - Collection of intra-operative data as well as following up with patients in clinic
  • - Collection and processing of patient samples
  • - Dissection/testing of cadaveric specimens for research purposes
  • - Presenting research updates as weekly meetings with the sports medicine attendings
  • - Assiting in statistical analysis of data
  • - Assiting in drafting/editing of sports medicine/orthopaedic surgery manuscripts, abstracts, and book chapters

Specific prerequisites and characteristics of the coordinators should include:

  • - Interest in a career in medicine and orthopaedics
  • - Interest in research
  • - Strong academic record
  • - MUST be extremely organized and detail oriented
  • - MUST be able to self-manage and work independently
  • - MUST be able to work efficiently with clinical staff


Benefits of the position:

  • - The research assistant should expect to gain extensive experience and inight into orhtopedic research
  • - The research assistant would expect to have mulitple papers/abstracts/chapters accepted or submitted by the end of the research year
  • - Opportunities to collaborate with Sports Medicine fellows, residents, and other Sports Medicine attendings at Rush
  • - Opportunities to observe surgical procedures 

Interested applicants should send the following items to current research fellow, Hailey Huddleston, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  1. A brief cover letter detailing your interest
  2. CV 
  3. Potential start date for the position

The application deadline is February 15, 2020. Applicants will be contacted for a phone/video interview shortly thereafter. Thank you for your interest in this position.

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