Sports Medicine and Orthopedics: Clinical Research Opportunity at Hospital for Special Surgery (New York, NY)

Consider a paid position that involves constant interaction with attending orthopedic surgeons and research fellows at the top-ranked hospital for orthopedics in the United States. The full-time position entails coordinating and executing various studies on topics including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and injury prevention, shoulder surgeries, and sports medicine. Additionally, this position includes assisting Dr. Marx in his office seeing patients together where one learns about clinical decision making and electronic health records. There are also numerous opportunities to observe surgeries and to shadow patients for the duration of their care, from the initial consult visit to post-operative rehabilitation. Our department focuses on studying patient outcomes and related epidemiology in the field of musculoskeletal medicine.

Responsibilities include:

-Patient screening and recruitment into clinical trials

-Creating and analyzing data collection instruments

-Patient follow-up

-Coordination with primary sites for multi-center studies

-Manuscript editing and preparation

-Writing and updating IRB protocols

-Assisting in the preparation of research presentations -Assisting in the office with patient care

Specific duties vary a great deal depending on the research at hand and the current needs of the doctors involved. The qualified applicant will have a Bachelor’s Degree in arts or science (BA or BS), but most importantly, a strong interest in medicine and obtaining invaluable experience in clinical research. A minimum 12-month, full-time commitment is required. Compensation includes benefits and a competitive salary. This year, interviews will be conducted in person. All interviews will last no longer than 15 minutes. Interviews will be 6+ feet apart and masks will be worn at all times.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter (addressed to Dr. Marx), resume, and transcript by February 3, 2023 to Janet Hsu (

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By Kristin McJunkins
Kristin McJunkins Director, Health Professions Advising & STEM Connect