• New York

Hospital for Special Surgery - Spine Research Fellow

Dr. Sheeraz Qureshi’s Research Fellow will be an integral member of the research team in compliance with all regulatory, institutional, and departmental requirements; participate in all aspects of research management and quality assurance of data for a specific project(s) as assigned, ensuring efficient operations. Responsible for data management activities associated with clinical research at a departmental specific level. Performs data collection, data entry and assists with manuscript writing.

Job Start Date: August/September 2019

(Accepting applications for 1 or 2 year fellowships)

Location: Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY


Clinical and Regulatory responsibilities:

  1. Oversees and conducts the informed consent process on studies as appropriate (requires appropriate training and certification of human research subjects training).

  2. Manages data collection specific to research studies including but not limited to the performance of measurements for applicable studies, collection of clinical data from patients directly, and manage the performance of all other duties as put forth in the protocol.

  3. Spearheads efforts to meet patient enrollment targets related to independent research studies. To that end, develops and implements various recruitment strategies.

  4. Ensures accuracy of data from paper case report form (CRF) into an electronic format.

  5. Manages and executes IRB submissions for initial approvals, re-approvals, amendments, etc… Ensures timeliness and accuracy of submissions and no lapses in approvals for the study.

  6. Assist Principal Investigator with writing/editing abstracts and manuscripts as needed.

  7. Provide overall administrative support for clinical research activities and academic commitments of Dr. Qureshi’s including but not limited to: academic presentations, conferences, and editorial commitments.

  8. Compiles and assists in analyzing and interpreting data in preparation for a presentation, sponsor/regulatory agency, publication, etc… with the assistance of project investigator

  9. Represents the Principal Investigator in departmental audits as well as external audits performed by representatives of the sponsor for each clinical research project. Works closely with HSS internal monitor for guidance on these activities.

  10. Conducts study specific team meetings to ensure timely progress of patient enrollment and study activities.

  11. Collaborates with the research team, departmental research manager, senior research coordinator and research administration, as needed, to ensure that research subjects are treated in accordance with all mandated requirements. Ensures that standards regarding subject registration, protocol specific tests, and required documentation are adhered to. Reports deviations as appropriate and resolves issues when possible. Escalates issues to supervisor as needed.

  12. Assists in patient care coordination by assuring patients complete patient reported outcomes prior to office visits.

  13. Maintains and enhances professional growth through participation in seminars, professional affiliations, and internal training sessions to keep abreast of trends in the field of research data management. Attends departmental meeting and grand rounds as well as internal training sessions.

The successful applicant for the position of Research Fellow will be a highly motivated and organized individual who is able to perform a variety of different tasks essential to the implementation of a clinical research study. He or she will be flexible, as the job description may evolve as studies progress. The applicant must be able to multitask and prioritize research projects. The Research Fellow will have access to the medical records of patients, and should appreciate this privilege, and maintain strict confidentiality with all patient medical data. A qualified candidate will have the ability to communicate in an effective manner with management, clinical staff, external sponsors and patients at HSS. The candidate will also have good interpersonal skills, as he or she will interface directly with patients and medical staff on a routine basis. The applicant must be available on site at the hospital during patient visits.


Education/Training: Medical Degree or currently enrolled in medical school

Experience: Knowledge of Good Clinical Practice

Experience with scientific writing and basic statistical analysis knowledge

Preferred Skills: Knowledge of Orthopaedic and/or Surgery terminology is a plus

Computer literacy: MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, RedCap, Epic, EDC

Applicants must email the following documents to Qureshi.Research@gmail.com .

  1. Formal Cover Letter

  2. Current resume/CV

  3. USMLE board scores (if available)

  4. Two Recommendation Letters - or - Three Professional Reference contacts

The subject line for all emails should specify “Dr. Qureshi’s Research Fellow Application”