Jan 11, 2024

2024 University of Minnesota Orthopedic Trauma Research Fellowship-Post-Doctoral Associate

  • University of Minnesota Orthopedic Surgery
  • Twin Cities, MN
Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon Research

Job Description

About the Job The University of Minnesota Orthopedic Trauma Research Fellowship will be available starting in the spring of 2024. This two-year fellowship opportunity for medical school graduates is a benefits eligible, funded position working with Peter A. Cole, MD in the department of Orthopedic Surgery at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN and the greater NorthStar Trauma Network. The individual in this position will be working in-person-on-site.  This position focuses on orthopedic trauma research, specializing in complex shoulder girdle and chest wall pathology as well as other key subspecialty themes. Additional emphasis is placed on the use of medical technology, 3D printing and patient reported outcomes in our research. The individual in this role will be responsible for initiating, researching, and publishing results from multiple simultaneous studies and will work as a primary member of our team to insure success.  Our program has matched 12 of 13 past fellows to orthopedic residency. Published program results can be viewed at here. This position is for candidates who desire to enter orthopedic residency and offers many unique opportunities including:  Two half-days in clinic each week with direct patient care  Shadowing in OR and during on-call shifts  Taking intraoperative photographs/videos  Attending Fracture Conferences, Grand Rounds, Journal Clubs, and facilitating engagement with residents and other faculty  Support for travel to conferences to present research projects  Qualifications US Medical Degre  An understanding of orthopedic devices and fracture care is preferred, along with a desire to learn to read and identify fracture patterns from radiographic images.   Experience with anatomical and /or surgical dissection techniques, with a strong understanding of anatomy, in particular musculoskeletal anatomy, is desired.   In addition, the preferred candidate would have skills, experiences and a strong interest in developing and executing robust clinical and biomechanical study protocols, including statistical analysis and publication of scientific research results. Additional desired (though not required) qualifications include a background or experience in any of the following areas:  3D Printing  Engineering  Computer Aided Design  Medical Technology  Media Arts  About the Department To learn more about the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, please visit: https://med.umn.edu/ortho Benefits Working at the University At the University of Minnesota, you’ll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning.  We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work. The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes: Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts University HSA contributions Disability and employer-paid life insurance Employee wellbeing program Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity Financial counseling services  Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost Employee Transit Pass with free or reduced rates in the Twin Cities metro area Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits. How To Apply Applications must be submitted online.  To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions.  You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume. Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section. For consideration, please submit your CV, letter of interest, and contact information online and to [email protected] or call 651-254-2992 for more information. This position will remain open until filled. To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail [email protected] or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647). Diversity The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds. The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:  http://diversity.umn.edu About the U of M The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC) The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations. At the University of Minnesota, we are proud to be recognized by the Star Tribune as a Top Workplace for 2021, as well as by Forbes as Best Employers for Women and one of America’s Best Employers (2015, 2018, 2019, 2023), Best Employer for Diversity (2019, 2020), Best Employer for New Grads (2018, 2019), and Best Employer by State (2019, 2022).

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