The Steadman Philippon Research Institute is known throughout the world for our research into the causes, prevention and treatment of orthopaedic disorders. We are committed to solving orthopaedic problems that limit an individual's ability to maintain an active life.
 
Our perspective is based on clinical relevance, with a goal of improving the care of the patient. Recognizing that the body's innate healing powers can be harnessed and manipulated to improve the healing process has led to exciting advances in surgical techniques.
 
Building on our legacy of excellence in orthopaedic sports medicine, SPRI is unlocking the secrets of healing, finding cures and enhancing lives through global leadership in regenerative medicine, scientific research, innovation and education.

If you are interested in working in a dynamic environment where our research into the causes, prevention and treatment of orthopaedic disorders are known throughout the world, please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@thesteadmanclinic.com.

The Spine Research Associate will work with the Center for Outcomes-Based Orthopaedic Research Team at The Steadman Philippon Research Institute. The Spine Research Associate will perform clinical research activities related to different aspects of back and spine orthopaedic surgery and procedures.  This position requires data management and analysis ability, technical writing skills and the ability to complete research projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research under primary direction of the Director of Center for Outcomes-Based Orthopaedic Research
  • Collaborate with investigators and clinic research staff to design sound research methodology and SOPs
  • Perform and oversee data collection, database development, and analysis of multiple concurrent studies
  • Coordinate research projects and manage the timing of several concurrent projects
  • Completes research documents in a professional and coherent manner with minimal oversight
  • Submit, present and publish scientific works; assist in the review and preparation of all manuscripts and abstracts for publication

Attributes and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree required
  • 2+ years experience in research, preferably clinical research
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated proficiency in scientific methods, experimental design, data collection and statistical analysis
  • Knowledge of computer programming, SPSS statistical analysis software package, MySQL and Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to learn quickly, ask good questions, and collaborate effectively to drive projects to completion

 
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal treatment of all employees without regard to race, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, physical or mental disability or other basis protected by law.

 

Job Summary
The Imaging Research Department Assistant provides technical, scientific, and general operational support to Imaging Research Department research projects. The Research Assistant will support many aspects of Imaging Research Department research activities through various duties including: research project planning and design, data acquisition, data processing/analysis, manuscript drafting and submission, and preparation of abstracts/posters/presentations. Specific activities vary by assignment.

Classification
This is a temporary (1 year), full-time, non-exempt position with benefits.

Job Start Date
May/June (annually)

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research under the primary direction of the Director of Imaging Research and secondary direction of departmental staff and investigators.
  • Collaborate with Imaging Research staff and investigators to plan and design sound research methodologies and experiments.
  • Assist with preparation of new project proposals and Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocol applications.
  • Assist with patient or healthy volunteer recruitment and scheduling for Imaging Research studies.
  • Prepare cadaveric specimens and/or experimental setups for Imaging Research studies.
  • Coordinate research projects and manage the timing of several concurrent projects using project management skills and collaboration with staff.
  • Assist in the process of data collection and analysis using varied instrumentation and software; provide proper documentation and organization to ensure integrity and organization of collected data.
  • Apply basic statistical knowledge; understand, interpret, and describe complex data by preparing graphs and tables.
  • Participate in the preparation, review, and submission of manuscripts and abstracts for publication.
  • Follow policies and procedures established in the SPRI Employee Handbook; adhere to SPRI safety
    policies.
  • Maintain a personal commitment to the Steadman Philippon Research Institute mission and values.

Job Requirements:

Technical

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Biomechanics, Computer Science, Physics, Image processing, or related discipline. Candidates with a master’s degree or those in medical school are encouraged to apply.
  • Research experience and practical knowledge of research principles is required whether through previous
    internship, work experience, or coursework. Experience in medical imaging research, with commonly used
    image processing tools and analytical methods, is preferred.
  • Excellent critical thinking skills are required.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply the scientific method is required.
  • Knowledge of orthopaedic terminology and human anatomy is preferred.
  • Knowledge of image segmentation and processing software (e.g. Mimics, ImageJ, MATLAB) is preferred.

Administrative

  • Must be adaptable to unexpected changes and possess strong organizational, interpersonal, verbal, and
    technical writing skills.
  • Self-starter with willingness to make decisions independently and solve problems creatively within job scope.
  • Ability to manage and complete multiple projects simultaneously while working under occasionally stressful conditions.

Application Process
To apply, applicants should submit the following to Ann Kurronen (akurronen@thesteadmanclinic.com): a current curriculum vitae (3-page max) with a focus on relevant educational background, work experience, academic record of peer reviewed publications and grants, laboratory work experience, imaging hardware/software related skill sets, and/or programming capabilities. We also require a personal statement (2-page max) detailing how you would contribute to a) the specified job and b) core values of research and education at SPRI. Following our internal selection process, only qualified applicants will be contacted for a phone interview. Letters of recommendation are neither required nor requested at this time. The application process and all associated communications will remain confidential.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal treatment of all employees without regard to race, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, physical or mental disability or other basis protected by law.

 

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