The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is seeking energetic, organized and detail-oriented applicants to join our Clinical Trials team as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate. The incumbent will serve an ongoing research agenda in the area of identification, treatment and prevention of pediatric scoliosis. The position is housed in the department of orthopaedics with strong collaborations and support with other basic science and clinical departments across the university including biomedical engineering, radiology, exercise and sport science and others. Projects funded through internal and external sources in addition to unfunded development/pilot work are primarily in the area of musculoskeletal modelling using various imaging modalities, clinical outcomes and translational research. Strong communication skills across medical disciplines and ability to interface with an interdisciplinary research team are requisite. Strong writing and presentation skills with evidence of manuscript publication, abstract submission/presentation and competitive grant application experience is strongly preferred. This is a fixed term position for up to 4 years based on successfully achieving study aims and availability of funding.
Education and Experience:
Clinical background is not required but will be considered if experiences are relevant to pediatric orthopaedics. Advanced competency with MS Office, database / entry interfaces (ie REDCap, medidata, etc). Experience and competence with electronic medical record (ie EPIC). Prior experience with grant writing, submissions / awards.
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