Plastic Surgery Research Fellow

Albany Medical Center - Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Date Posted: January 14, 2019

The Division of Plastic Surgery at Albany Medical center is looking to recruit an exceptional general surgery resident with a strong interest in plastic surgery for a one-year research fellowship position to start July 1, 2019. Albany Medical Center, located in the state capital of New York, is one of the top surgical research institutions in the United States. We are recruiting individuals seeking to boost their credentials in preparation for residency application. This is a non-paid, full-time volunteer position and a minimum commitment of one year is necessary. The position is designed to give a broad exposure in the field of plastic surgery and to train surgical residents in the conduct of basic, translational, and clinical plastic surgical hypothesis-based research. The responsibilities of the research fellow include are to design, implement, and conduct research projects involving both animals and human subjects. The successful applicant will be guided through all aspects of the conduct of research including generating hypotheses, developing a research plan, analyzing data, as well as publication and presentation of results. Primarily, the research fellow will perform human subject research protocol design, submission and revision according to IRB (Institutional Review Board) guidelines; perform data collection and analysis; collaborate with the primary investigator in planning, conduction and evaluation of the research projects; enroll patients into ongoing studies; and the preparation of scientific abstracts, publications, presentations and grants in cooperation with the primary investigator. There is ample opportunity for basic science or animal-based research for interested fellows, with access to an animal care / surgical center and the ability to collaborate with an R01 grant-funded basic science lab. Additionally, there will be several opportunities for presentations at national and regional meetings, with full institutional funding support. The Research Fellow will train under the mentorship of Dr. Joseph Ricci in the division of plastic surgery, department of surgery and will also be expected to participate in the plastic surgery residency microsurgical training program, weekly research meetings, journal clubs, division conferences and the plastic surgery educational curriculum. Applicants should have an M.D. or Ph.D., or equivalent. Previous research experience is an asset, but not essential. Strong communication skills (verbal and written) are desired. Our research volunteers and students tend to be extremely hard working and as a result they are very successful in matching into residency programs. We are eager to mentor a motivated, focused, and driven young surgeon who has promise for a successful career as a leader in academic surgery.

How To Apply

To apply please send via email a complete CV, a cover letter (briefly stating expectations and goals in pursuing the research year), one letter of recommendation and USMLE transcripts to Ms. Jennifer Davies at Both American and international graduates are welcome to apply. All international research fellows must pass the TOEFL (test of English as a foreign language) exam prior to appointment. ECFMG (Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) certification prior to the start date is desirable. Only complete applications will be considered. The successful applicants will be contacted via email for a phone or in-person interview.

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