Cleveland Clinic Plastic Surgery Research Fellowship (Funded and Unfunded)
One funded research fellow position and two unfunded visiting researcher positions for the duration of one year starting July first are available at Cleveland Clinic Plastic Surgery Department.
The funded research fellowship is preferentially reserved to plastic surgery residents or trained plastic surgeons desiring to gain further experience in research. Both American and international graduates are welcome to apply. The non funded positions are reserved to applicants who are US citizens or permanent residents that are medical students, or MDs that desire to pursue a residency in plastic surgery.
Research Fellow primary responsibilities are to implement, co-design and conduct research projects involving both animals and human subjects.
These responsibilities include:
1. Animal protocol design, submission and revision according to IACUC (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee) guidelines;
2. Animal care including: pre and post - operative care, surgical procedures (including sample collection);
3. Human subject research protocol design, submission and revision according to IRB (Institutional Review Board) guidelines;
4. Active contribution to data collection and analysis;
5. Collaboration with the primary investigator, sponsor and research staff in planning, conduction and evaluation of the research projects;
6. Microsurgical training course: education of assigned trainees during basic and advanced microsurgery courses (responsible to prepare microsurgical tools and operating table, animals and providing direct supervision for trainees);
7. Participation in lab meetings, seminars, journal clubs according to the departmental schedule
8. Preparation of scientific abstracts, publications, presentations and grants in cooperation with the primary investigator (s) and co –authors (s)
9. Collaboration with the other research fellows in the ongoing projects.
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.
The performance of the research fellow is subject to Quarterly evaluation of the above based on the number of prepared and submitted IACUC and IRB protocols, grants, abstracts and papers and surgical proficiency.
How To Apply
Please send a complete CV, a cover letter stating very briefly expectations and short and long-term goals in pursuing the research year, two letters of recommendation and USMLE transcripts.
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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