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Thoracic and Foregut Surgery Research Postdoctoral Associate

The University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, Thoracic and Foregut Surgery Research Postdoctoral Associate (Research Fellow) provides a one or two year funded opportunity for clinical research in a thriving academic setting.  Candidates have the opportunity to conduct clinical outcomes research in a wide-spectrum of foregut and pulmonary pathology.  Candidates also gain exposure to esophageal motility diagnostic studies in the motility lab.  Postdoctoral associates are mentored by experienced thoracic surgery faculty and have the opportunity to collaborate with surgical fellows, residents and medical students.

A postdoctoral associate can develop clinical projects at this quaternary referral center covering diverse topics including lung cancer, esophageal cancer, esophageal motility disorders, as well as topics potentially tailored to the individual fellow’s academic interest.  Fellows may collaborate with a vibrant group of surgical research fellows within SHORE (Surgical Health Outcomes Research Enterprise) and have the opportunity for mentorship with funded health services researchers.  Fellows gain experience and skill in the design, execution and sharing of meaningful clinical projects. There is the potential for acquiring and advanced degree in the appropriate circumstances.

This postdoctoral associate affords the individual the opportunity to submit abstracts for peer-reviewed presentations at national surgical conferences including STS, AATS, SSAT and SAGES. Manuscript publication in highly respected journals is strongly encouraged. Over the past decade, a succession of research fellows have been authors on numerous posters, oral presentations, and publications in journals such as the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Annals of Surgery, Surgical Endoscopy and Surgery. Fellows have traveled extensively throughout the United States and internationally as part of their research and professional development.

Eligibility Requirements

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, their CV, and 2 letters of recommendation to Carolyn Jones, MD ( before June 1, 2017.  If the applicant is currently enrolled in a surgical training program, a letter from the applicant’s program director should be provided.  All inquiries regarding this research position can be directed by email to Carolyn Jones, MD or Rachel Zapata-Bermudez (