Clinical Research Coordinator – Boston Shoulder Institute and the MGH Shoulder Service, at the Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston Shoulder Institute:

The mission of the Boston Shoulder Institute is to provide regional, national, and international leadership in the advancement of care for problems affecting the shoulder. This mission is based on advancement of knowledge through research, improvement of care through education of physicians, and clinical management of all problems affecting the shoulder.

The Boston Shoulder Institute was formally organized in the spring of 1998. It is based at the Massachusetts General Hospital. The goal of the Boston Shoulder Institute is to be the preeminent shoulder center in the world.

Job Description:

This full-time position is best suited for recent college graduates interested in pursuing a career in medicine. The applicant should have a strong academic record; must be creative, self-driven, and reliable; and must be motivated to learn. A background in statistics is useful but not necessary. The position offers the opportunity for education and hands-on learning in the medical field.

Research assistants will work closely with Dr. Jon J.P. Warner, Dr. Bassem Elhassan, Ryan Lohre and Evan O’Donnell and Boston Shoulder Institute Fellows. A typical week may consist of 1-2 days in the OR, 1-2 days in clinic, and 1-2 days in the office. Surgical cases include total shoulder arthroplasty, reverse shoulder arthroplasty, rotator cuff repair, labral repair, and tendon transfers.

In addition, the research assistants will help physicians both in the clinic and in the operating room. Research assistants experience the clinical, operative, and academic aspects of medicine. Past research assistants have all been integral parts of projects that ended with them being published authors in peer- reviewed orthopedics journals.

Furthermore, an aspect of the position may include working with Quality and Safety at MGH.

Questions about the job can be directed, via email, to the current research coordinators, Argen Omurzakov ( and Michael Navarro (


  • Supporting physicians with ongoing studies, projects, videos, papers, and presentations
  • Managing a large surgical database, including entering patient and surgical data and coordinating patient follow-up
  • Recruiting patients and collecting data for research studies
  • Recording pre-operative and post-operative examinations, as well as various surgeries
  • Gathering references and images, editing and formatting research papers
  • Managing and updating the Boston Shoulder Institute website (
  • Drafting Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocols for research studies
  • Involvement in many parts of the clinical research process

Application Deadline: April 14, 2023

Note: We will be reviewing applications and offering as they are received and subsequently sending out invitations to interview.

To Apply:

Please submit a resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript, and letter of recommendation to Argen Omurzakov ( and Michael Navarro ( Please request your recommender to email your letter directly to Argen and Michael.

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