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.
-Patient screening and recruitment into clinical trials
-Creating and analyzing data collection instruments
-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 with editorial work for the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, a major orthopedic journal
-Assisting in reviewer selection, invitation, and follow-up
-Assisting in preparation of manuscript decision letters
-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 both in person or virtually, in person preferred. All interviews will be 15 minutes maximum (a timer will be used). In person interviews will be conducted at a distance of 10 feet (with Dr. Marx only) and masks will be worn at all times. Dr. Marx, and all HSS physicians, have been seeing and treating patients in this manner since May without disease transmission.
Interested applicants should email a cover letter (addressed to Dr. Marx), resume and transcript by February 5, 2021 to Caroline Taber (firstname.lastname@example.org).