Surgical Research Scholar

Job Locations US-NY-Valhalla
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Work in the field of clinical research in the Department of Surgery. The individual will actively participate in the research efforts in our dedicated surgical outcomes research program. The individual will make major contributions and improve our standing as a leading research institution addressing surgical outcomes. The individual must have expertise in clinical research that includes surgical outcomes. Successful candidates will design, implement, complete, analyze, and prepare manuscripts on studies related to surgical outcomes; and is expected to possess attention to detail; be able to communicate effectively at all levels, exhibit initiative, work well with others and independently; comply with all NYMC procedures regarding clinical research.


  1. Expertise in clinical research that includes surgical outcomes.
  2. Prepare; design; methods; statistics; implement; develop concepts of research;Draft IRB Protocols; papers, collect data, complete; analyze data and metrics.
  3. Identify research gaps in surgical outcome literatures and propose research projects.
  4. Proficiency in regression modeling (including logistic, linear, Poisson/negative binomial, and Cox models.
  5. Thorough knowledge in research methodology and statistical analysis, clinical research, familiarity with various research studies.
  6. Assist with ongoing clinical research; prepare and maintain manuscripts or chapters.
  7. Maintain accurate data collection and submission to international and national journals.
  8. Participate in meetings with the Chairman; PI’s; Dept. of Surgery Clinical Research Unit (DSCRU); and clinical staff.


(A) Education requirement:
PhD, Dr.PH, ScD, or D.Phil. in epidemiology, statistics, health services research, and clinical/translational research or related disciplines.

(B) Licenses or certifications:


(C) Technical/computer skills:

Statistical software package experience a must; Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Word. Ability to adapt to computer applications related to data collection and modeling.

(D) Prior experience:
2-3 years of related experience or research experience in clinical research, in Academia/Research and/or a hospital setting. Qualified individuals must have the ability to work well independently. The individual must have excellent people skills. Implement projects and adjust them to meet current and future criteria as necessary. Must be able to adapt to changes quickly. The role of being adapt and learn and adjust to new challenges is expected on a daily basis.

(E.) Other skills/requirements

  • Proficiency in regression modeling (including logistic, linear, Poisson/negative binomial, and Cox models); techniques for repeated measures, analysis of variance, hierarchical/mixed models, time series analysis, receiver operating curve analysis and meta-analysis.
  • Real world healthcare, electronic medical records, and/or biomedical informatics data knowledge helpful.
  • Expertise in clinical research that includes surgical outcomes.
  • Experience and expertise in the following areas: research design & methods, statistics, preparing funding requests and publishing journal articles.


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