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Post-doctoral Research Scholar (Spine Research)

University of Iowa Health Care
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
  • Job Code
    Req #2979
  • Job Type

Post-doctoral Research Scholar


The Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Iowa is seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Scholar to assist with spine research. The Spine Team is involved in conducting high impact studies dedicated to improving outcomes, functional capacity, and quality of life in patients undergoing spine surgery with a special focus in combating the opioid epidemic and healthcare cost-containment.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research trials, ongoing prospective and retrospective studies.

  • Hypothesis generation, design and execution of spine research studies and clinical randomized clinical trials focusing on combating opioid epidemic, including optimal weaning strategies tailored upon individual risk-assessments; health care disparity; outcomes predictions; and cost-containment.

  • Coordinate IRB submissions and queries for research approvals.

  • Create abstracts write up and submissions to national meetings for presentations, manuscript preparation, data analysis, predictive analytics, etc.


Education Requirements: Must have a PhD in a bioscience discipline, MD, or MBBS.


Experience Requirements:

  • 4 years of dedicated clinical research experience in orthopedics or neurosurgery relating to the spine.

  • Extensive and sustained publication record in peer-reviewed national and international orthopedic, orthopedic spine, neurosurgical, or neurosurgical spine journals that have been indexed in PubMed.

  • Experience presenting research at national and regional meetings.

  • Experience working with large administrative databases/datasets.

  • Experience with statistical methods used for survivorship analysis, univariate and multivariate analysis, logistic regression, power analysis, multi imputation, and/or propensity score matching.

  • Strong understanding of the International Classification of Diseases-Clinical Modification codes (ICD-9-CM/ICD-10-CM diagnosis and procedure codes) and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codings.

  • Experience conducting and submitting studies for Institutional Review Board (IRB) review and approval.

  • Excellent academic written and verbal communication skills.

Highly Desirable Qualification:

  • Working knowledge of orthopedic spine or neurosurgical spine procedures.

  • Working knowledge of surgical implants and techniques for orthopedic spine or neurosurgical procedures.

  • Ability to multi-task and organize priorities while maintaining attention to detail.


Salary: $50,000 to commensurate of qualifications and experience.


Special Instructions to Applicants:

For a full list of requirements and to apply for the position please visit our website at http://jobs.uiowa.edu/, Req #2979. Application must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (CT) of the posting end date July 3, 2018.


The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.


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