Harvard/MGH Research Assistant—Orthopaedics Sports Medicine and Joint Reconstruction
- Application deadline: November 20, 2021 for priority consideration. A second deadline of December 15, 2021 will be available for those who could not apply for priority consideration, but the position is not guaranteed to still be available on December 15th.
- Review: rolling basis, early application is favorable
- Eligibility: College graduate planning on applying to medical school in near future
- Position: Research assistant, clinical
- Where: Harvard/MGH Sports Medicine
- Who: Dr. Scott Martin, Director, Joint Preservation Service, Director, MGH Sports Medicine Fellowship, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Team Physician for New England Patriots, Head Team Physician for New England Revolution
- Start: approximately January 2022
- Duration: approximately 1-2 years, but negotiable depending on timeline
- Commitment: Full time—40 hours/week
- Compensation: Salary, including full benefits
Dr. Scott D. Martin is currently inviting pre-medical students and graduates to apply for a Clinical Research Assistant Position in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Joint Reconstruction at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), a Harvard teaching hospital. This is an extremely competitive position that is awarded to two (2) recent college graduates or current graduate students who have demonstrated a keen interest in orthopedics and are competitive candidates for medical school. This research position is unique in that the research assistant interacts with a nationally-recognized orthopedic surgeon on a daily basis. Furthermore, this position is unique in that it provides the opportunity to be mentored in a clinical setting; to learn and hone clinical exam skills; and to attend lectures and conferences with orthopedic residents and faculty.
This research position has a huge project pipeline and will result in several published manuscripts, book chapters, technique videos, and conference posters and podium presentations at national conferences. Responsibilities and daily activities include:
- Developing research hypotheses and performing literature reviews.
- Composing research protocols, drafting and submitting IRB proposals.
- Submitting Continuing Review IRB applications.
- Collecting, organizing, and analyzing clinical research data.
- Writing and submitting publications, including managing revisions and edits requested by reviewers
- Clinic: two-three times per week enrolling patients in prospective studies, along with following active enrollees (pending COVID restrictions)
Applicants are selected based on research experience, as well as enthusiasm and interest. The nature of the position makes excellent organizational and communication skills paramount.
Timeline: Preferably, a college graduate taking 1 or more gap years before applying to medical school.
- The successful applicant for the position will be an organized individual who can multitask and has persistence and motivation to implement the various components of a clinical study.
- Experience in clinical research (preferred, but not necessary) • Access to a car is a plus (the team travels between 3 locations)
- Excellent written and verbal communication (publications are a plus, but written samples of other course work is helpful)
- Proficiency: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
- Familiarity with statistical software is a plus
- Familiarity with REDCap software is a plus
- Detail-oriented and organized
- Must be able to multitask
- Ability to work in a team environment; balance many competing priorities and projects.
- Ability to gather and interpret moderately complex data
Application Deadline: November 20, 2021 for priority consideration. A second deadline of December 15, 2021 will be available for those who could not apply for priority consideration, but the position is not guaranteed to still be available on December 15th.
Review: rolling basis, early application is favorable Interested individuals should submit a short application consisting of:
- 2x2 Headshot
- Cover Letter: include the earliest start date and whether or not you have access to transportation to clinic sites in Waltham, Boston, and Foxborough
- CV The application should be emailed to: email@example.com with the subject line “Ortho Research Assistant—Applicant’s Name”
Not carefully following the above instructions may result in removal from consideration. The first round of interviews will begin at the end of November 2021.
Finally, all questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.