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cmendias35
03-31-2011, 10:11 AM
We are hiring a clinical research associate for sports medicine/orthopaedics research at the University of Michigan. The incumbent would work under the supervision of two faculty members in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Christopher Mendias, PhD, ATC and Asheesh Bedi, MD. Dr. Mendias and Dr. Bedi's research program is focused on improving the treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries, with a particular emphasis on rotator cuff tears, ACL rehabilitation and hip femoroacetabular impingement. The majority of the patient recruitment and data collection will occur at our MedSport outpatient sports medicine and rehabilitation clinic (http://www.med.umich.edu/medsport/index.htm).

For questions about this position, please contact Dr. Mendias (cmendias@umich.edu).

To apply for this position, please follow this link: http://umjobs.org/job_detail/56264/research_lab_specialist_assoc

This position will be open until filled.

Job Opening ID
56264

Responsibilities
The University of Michigan Orthopaedic Research Laboratories (ORL) is a consortium encompassing the molecular, cellular, physiologic, bioengineering and pre-clinical imaging research of the faculty of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, at the University of Michigan. A highly multidisciplinary, energetic, innovative and productive faculty reside within a large contiguous research facility with extensive shared core resources. The environment provided by faculty, staff and trainees composed of biologists, engineers and clinicians, catalyzes the collaborative research programs focused on improving the treatment or prevention of musculoskeletal disorders and disease.

The specific areas of research for this position include but are not limited to: assisting in the recruitment of clinical research subjects, performing range of motion and strength measures on clinical subjects, assisting with tissue biopsy collection, data entry and statistical analysis of clinical research data and performing biochemical lab assays such as ELISAs and qPCR. Additional duties include assisting with manuscript submission, creating figures, working with clinical research coordinators on IRB approvals, and supervision of undergraduate student researchers. The candidate will ultimately be expected to work independently on collection of data and data analyses, but supervision and training by faculty and senior research personnel will ensure that applicable technical skills have been learned.

Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Athletic Training, Biology, Public Health or related field; master's degree in these areas is preferred. One to three years experience in clinical musculoskeletal research or in clinical sports medicine and orthopaedics is highly desirable. Credentials in a musculoskeletal allied health care field (such as Athletic Training, Clinical Exercise Physiology, Physical Therapy or Nursing) are also preferred.

Desired Qualifications
Master's degree in Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Athletic Training, Biology, Public Health or Clinical Epidemiology is desired. Clinical experience in orthopaedics and sports medicine as an Athletic Trainer, Physical Therapist, Exercise Physiologist or other allied health profession is also desired.

U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

bonejoint
04-11-2012, 12:27 AM
Thanks for the information. Is there a non-research position available in Michigan orthopedic surgery (http://hollandboneandjoint.com/)?