University of California, San Francisco
Assistant Specialist – Spine Pain Mgt. Research Unit
The Spine Pain Management Research Unit in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is seeking a part-part Assistant Specialist. Appointees in the Specialist series will be expected to engage in specialized research, professional activities and do not have teaching responsibilities. Specialists are expected to use their professional expertise to make scientific and scholarly contributions, and may participate in University and Public Service.
Incumbent will enroll patients in studies and collect patient outcome assessments. This involves review of clinic schedules, charts, and radiographs to determine study eligibility. In addition, he/she will coordinate 2 new industry studies which involve measuring the effectiveness of a vaccine and the development of a new imaging technique in patients with degenerative disc disease. The candidate will also measure the volume of paraspinal muscles on lumbar spine MRI and sagittal spinopelvic parameters on lumbar spine x-rays for other 2 retrospective studies. The candidate needs to be already trained to do these measurements as there will be no additional training available. He/she will also assist in preparing study reports, analyzing study data, internal IRB applications and revisions, clinical research protocols, slide presentations, posters, figures and tables for publications, and also prepare scientific presentations and draft publications.
• At minimum a master’s degree in medicine or related field or five years of experience in the relevant specialization
• Appropriate knowledge and experience in order to write the above mentioned IRBs, scientific papers, grants, and presentations for both national and international conferences. Post-graduate training in pain or related field is preferred
• Experience with statistical analysis
UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
Please submit a CV at https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/apply/JPF01333