The Sports Medicine Division of the Orthopaedics Department at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL is currently offering a 1 year basic science research fellowship to an interested and qualified MD candidate. This position pays $30,000 with a 1 year commitment.
The Rush Cartilage Restoration Research Fellowship started in 2015 with the purpose of furthering our basic science knowledge of cartilage restoration techniques. The Cartilage Restoration Center is directed by Dr. Brian J Cole and Dr. Adam B. Yanke, both leaders in developing innovative biologic methods for addressing early cartilage damage in the knee, shoulder, elbow, foot, ankle and hip. Responsibilities would include managing and overseeing research projects, completing laboratory procedures related to these projects, writing/publishing papers on the findings, as well as presenting at orthopaedic conferences across the country. Those with experience in flow cytometry, cell/tissue culture, and serum sample processing are encouraged to apply.
This fellowship provides applicants the opportunity to work with world-renowned orthopaedic surgeons, collaborate with these physicians on a variety of projects and contribute to groundbreaking basic science research which may have large clinical impacts. The CV of our last fellow, Atsushi Urita MD/PhD, has been attached to show the broad scope of translational, biomechanics, and clinical outcomes based projects offered at Rush.
Candidates will be selected based on their experience and merit. Special consideration will be given to those who have proven thus far in their career to be future pioneers in the field of cartilage restoration and repair. Ideal candidates are familiar with working in a lab or are willing to learn with guidance. The year also allows for clinical shadowing time both in the office and operating room to help fellows understand the clinical implication of their research. This fellowship provides an excellent opportunity for group collaboration, individual learning, and an unparalleled opportunity to contribute to the future of orthopaedic surgery.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through July 30th, 2018. Please send your CV and personal statement to firstname.lastname@example.org.