Clinical Research Intern Position at the Harris Orthopaedics Laboratory (Boston, MA)

Thursday, Jan 31, 2019

Application deadline: February 28

General Overview
The pioneering efforts of the Harris Orthopaedics Laboratory (HOL) www.harrisortholab.org have positively impacted the
quality of life of many millions of patients through innovation and evidence-based medicine since its inception in 1969. The
mission of the laboratory is to improve patient outcomes through materials science and clinical research with an emphasis
on total hip and knee replacement surgery. The HOL is part of the Orthopaedic Surgery Department at the Massachusetts
General Hospital.

An eight to ten-week Research Intern position with a stipend is available from June-August 2019. The internship will include
a structured introduction into the design and execution of international, multicenter clinical studies focused on the longterm
follow-up of patients with a total hip or knee replacement. Interns will also have the opportunity to gain clinical
experience through interaction with the Orthopaedic Surgery Department, to contribute to relevant clinical research, and to
conduct an independent research project. The intern will have access to a sophisticated data registry system that captures
arthroplasty and orthopaedic trauma surgeries across all Partners’ Healthcare-affiliated hospitals. Partners’ Healthcare is the
largest healthcare provider in Massachusetts. Upon successful completion of the internship, the intern may be considered
for the full-time clinical study coordinator position that is planned for June 2020.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following activities:
• Analyze study participant x-rays
• Assist in quality control of current study data
• Monitor publications from academic journals and contribute to literature reviews
• Attend Grand Rounds and other presentations from the clinical research staff
• Perform other duties as assigned

Skills/Abilities/Qualifications
The ideal candidate will be a rising senior on the pre-med track who has demonstrated strong academic performance
(minimum 3.5 GPA is preferred). Prior research and/or clinical experience and completion of undergraduate coursework in
statistics and computer science are all preferred. Preference will be given to a candidate planning to matriculate at medical
school in 2022.

Robust written and oral communication skills, attention to detail, and strong organizational skills are all expected.
Independence, self-motivation, and a willingness to learn new skills are also vital for succeeding in this position.

How to Apply
Please submit your resume, cover letter and your unofficial transcript to Isabella Florissi at iflorissi@mgh.harvard.edu by
February 28, 2019.