Duties/Responsibilities: This position will provide great experience in a productive research environment. Knowledge gained will include: - Learn the research process at a large institution from experienced spine researchers; - Gain experience in in the surgical suite during spine surgeries; - Organize and participate in the development of scientific manuscripts, which could lead to authorship credits.
The position includes managing broad aspects of data collection in the surgical suite for spine research projects; assisting in statistical analyses and manuscript writing; and performing miscellaneous support of other ongoing projects for Dr. David Polly and the orthopaedic spine surgery staff at M Health Fairview University and Riverside Hospitals.
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
Excellent retirement plans with employer match
Disability and employer paid life insurance
Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
Student loan forgiveness opportunity
Opportunities for growth and promotion
Employee Assistance Program
For more information regarding benefits, please see the following benefits summary.
This position is designed for a medical school student in good academic standing, with an interest in pursuing an orthopaedic specialty or a career in academic medicine and clinical research with a particular interest in spine surgery. This position will participate in a gap year program facilitated by their training institution (MD or DO), and applicants must meet eligibility criteria for their institution’s program.
Some experience with orthopaedic and spine care concepts is preferred along with the ability to learn and understand radiographic image measurements to collect data. Experience with anatomical and/or surgical dissection techniques with a strong understanding of anatomy, in particular musculoskeletal anatomy is preferred. In addition, the preferred candidate would have skills and experience in scientific writing and the ability to support the development and execution of clinical and/or biomechanical study protocols, including an understanding of statistical analysis and publication of scientific research results.
Internal Number: 331030
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