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IGOT (Institute for Global Orthopaedics and Traumatology) Junior Research Specialist

Recruitment Period

Open date: April 2nd, 2018
Last review date: Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The IGOT - Institute for Global Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Global Research Initiative offers a 10-month to 1-year opportunity for third and fourth year medical students interested in orthopaedic surgery and global health. The specialist research position is designed to build upon fundamental skills and hands-on research experience critical to implementing orthopaedic research projects globally. The position will include the design and implementation of projects with our global partners and affiliates as well as a structured curriculum reviewing the various processes in conducting research. The position is embedded into IGOT's programs and includes specific responsibilities based on project needs and objectives. IGOT is based at the Orthopaedic Trauma Institute (OTI) at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, and travel is determined by the project or global partner need. Specialists appointed at the junior rank must possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) or four years of equivalent research experience (e.g., with instrumentation and research equipment, social science research methods, or creative activities). Third-year or fourth-year medical student and taken USMLE Step 1 are required. Applicants who have a strong interest in global orthopaedics are preferred. Additionally, applicants must be able to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.

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UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job location

San Francisco, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)