A 2-year, full-time post-doctoral research position is available in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Ideal candidates will have an interest in randomized controlled behavioral trials and patient reported outcomes research.
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is seeking a highly motivated individual for a 2-year, full-time post-doctoral research position. Ideal candidates will have an interest in randomized controlled behavioral trials and patient reported outcomes research.
Our musculoskeletal research laboratory focuses on improving outcomes in patients with musculoskeletal conditions. We employ a variety of methods including prospective cohort studies, traditional randomized controlled trials, pragmatic trials, and clinical registries to address our scientific questions. In this post-doctoral position, individuals will have an opportunity to collaborate on ongoing randomized trials, lead new clinical investigations, and independently direct and manage research activities. This will include overseeing and leading a high-level research team, developing and submitting grant proposals, analyzing data, and generating manuscripts for peer-review publication. The post-doctoral research fellow will receive primary mentorship from Rogelio Coronado, PT, PhD. Fellows will work collaboratively with research staff, students, and faculty affiliated with the Vanderbilt Center for Musculoskeletal Research.
Applicants with a background in rehabilitation science, behavioral medicine, public health, epidemiology, clinical-translational, and/or health services research are preferred. Successful applicants will have experience in study design and the conduct of randomized trials, worked as part of a team, excellent communication, good publication record (e.g., first author paper(s) in major medical or health-related journals), and strong quantitative skills including proficiency with a statistical analysis package (R, Stata, SPSS). Fellows must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and have completed a PhD in a relevant discipline.
Funding is available for one position lasting two years with an anticipated start date in July 2021. Salary is based on NIH post-doctoral trainee stipend levels.
If you are interested in applying for this funded research position, please send a cover letter describing your research accomplishments and research goals, curriculum vitae, and the names and complete contact information of three (3) professional references firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about the position or application process can be sent to this email.