Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute

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Orthopaedic Research Associate

Posted: 2018/06/05

The Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute (AORI) is seeking an individual to assist with all phases of its on-going research related to adult joint replacement. The successful candidate will work closely with experienced orthopaedic surgeons to design and conduct research studies. Job responsibilities will include developing research protocols, obtaining Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval, collecting and managing data, performing statistical analyses and writing scientific manuscripts. Current research topics include the evaluation of clinical outcomes associated with different types of implants and surgical technique as well as the analysis of retrieved components. Candidates must have a bachelor's or graduate degree that has prepared them to work in a science-related field. Computer proficiency is essential. Experience with statistical analysis techniques (including multivariate modeling and analysis of large data sets) and strong writing skills are desirable. Although prior experience and familiarity with orthopaedics would be beneficial, AORI regards itself as a teaching institute and can provide on-the-job training for capable individuals who are ambitious and self-motivated. Salary will be based on qualifications and experience. This position is full-time with benefits and may be ideal for someone who is seeking clinical experience or considering a career related to orthopaedics. Interested candidates should e-mail their resume/CV and a cover letter indicating their professional objectives to Applicants should be eligible to work in the United States.

Established in 1972, AORI ( is a non-profit foundation renown for its clinically-oriented research related to hip and knee replacements. AORI conducts both prospective and retrospective studies to better understand the factors that influence outcome after joint replacement. The Institute maintains a clinical database of over 35,000 joint replacement procedures in addition to a large collection of revision and post-mortem retrieved specimens. AORI's facilities are located 10 miles outside Washington, DC, in Alexandria, VA. We seek to share our research findings with the medical community through peer-reviewed publications and at scientific meetings. Opportunities for co-authorship are available to AORI staff members for work stemming from their research.