Full-time, Volunteer, Clinical Research Fellow, Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine

April 14, 2019


Start Date: Summer 2019


Organization: The Columbia University Medical Center


Position Description:

The Orthopaedic Department’s Center for Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine (CSES) at The Columbia University Medical Center is seeking a student to serve as a clinical research fellow beginning summer 2019. The research fellow will work under the mentorship of Dr. Christopher Ahmad, head team physician of the New York Yankees and New York City Football Club, and Dr. David Trofa.


There are multiple ongoing investigations that the fellow would be able to join immediately as well as plans for future research efforts on such topics as return to sport criteria, OrthoBiologics, cartilage restoration, tommy john surgery, and outcomes from various shoulder/elbow/hip/knee surgeries. The fellow will engage in retrospective/prospective clinical outcome, national database query, basic science, cadaveric and biomechanical research efforts by preparing and managing IRB protocols, drafting abstracts, implementing research designs, collecting data, and identifying and recruiting patients into clinical studies.


Responsibilities include:

  • Publishing 10+ peer-reviewed journal articles, textbook chapters, and/or abstracts with the potential to present at local/national conferences

  • Attending orthopedic grand rounds and resident/fellow educational lectures/conferences

  • Observing clinic and surgical procedures with the sports medicine attending

  • Collaborating with the attending/fellows/residents/research staff


Position Requirements:

  • Strong work ethic; independent; organized; eager; and motivated to learn and contribute to research efforts

  • Able to work effectively in a team environment

  • Demonstrate excellent organizational and communication skills

  • Able to prioritize multiple tasks


Time Commitment: Full-time, with a minimum commitment of one year, beginning summer 2019.


Apply: Interested candidates should send a CV and brief cover letter to Dr. David Trofa (CC'07).


Keywords: Clinical Research Fellow, Full-time, sports medicine, volunteer


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