May 02, 2024


  • Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan
  • Ann Arbor, MI

Job Description

Summary The Michigan Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery provides outstanding, state-of-the-art, evidence-based care for musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. As well, our faculty, staff, and trainees conduct a diverse range of musculoskeletal research and scholarship. The department?s research program integral to its mission and vision of leading advances in musculoskeletal health, through excellence and innovative care, scientific discovery, and dedicated teaching. Research in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is conducted by a diverse group of faculty, staff and trainees with expertise in biology, engineering, epidemiology, health outcomes and healthcare. The collaborative research programs are focused on improving treatment or preventing musculoskeletal disorders and disease. The research enterprise is funded by a variety of sources, including, but not limited to, the NIH, DoD, NSF, industry, and professional societies. Primary basic science research operations are located at the Biomedical Science Research Building, with additional clinical research sites. Currently there are extensive shared core resources and a team of core research staff. This position offers the opportunity to gain valuable laboratory experience working with multi-disciplinary scientists on urgent and pressing questions in the context of joint injury and osteoarthritis. There is a good deal of excitement and funding in this area, and we are making great strides in better understanding these common, debilitating musculoskeletal conditions. There is strong potential for development in technical expertise in addition to improvements in communication skills, work ethic, and conceptual knowledge. We are looking for a diligent, talented, and self-motivated individual with an interest in experimentation, analytical workflows, and scientific teamwork. Gap-year students (prior to enrolling in a PhD/Medical/Dental/Veterinary program) wishing to gain/expand research experience and establish a scientific publishing record are encouraged to apply.

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