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

Thursday, Jan 31, 2019

General Overview
The pioneering efforts of the Harris Orthopaedics Laboratory (HOL) at the Massachusetts General Hospital have positively impacted the quality of life of 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.

A ten to thirteen-week Research Intern position with a stipend is available from June-August 2020. The internship will include a structured introduction into the design and execution of international, multicenter clinical studies focused on the long-term follow-up of patients with a total hip or knee replacement. In addition, the intern will work with data registries across a range of orthopaedic subspecialties including arthroplasty, trauma, and spine for the Partners Healthcare network of hospitals. Interns will gain clinical experience through interacting with the Orthopaedic Surgery Department and attending Grand Rounds. The position also presents an opportunity to contribute to relevant clinical research and conduct an independent research project. Upon successful completion of the internship, the intern may be considered for the fulltime clinical study coordinator position starting in June 2021.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following activities:

  • Assist in processing of multicenter study and registry data
  • Analyze study participant x-rays
  • 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). The ideal candidate will also have had prior research and/or clinical experience. Experience with programming or databases (Python or SQL) is a plus. Preference will be given to a candidate planning to matriculate at medical school in 2023.

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 Austin Collins at akcollins@mgh.harvard.edu by February 29, 2020. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.