The Division of Congenital Heart Surgery at Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine is offering a 2-year surgical research fellowship commencing July 1, 2020 to current US-based general surgery or integrated cardiothoracic surgery residents with clinical interest in pediatric cardiovascular surgery.
Research fellows will participate in the development, planning and conduct of basic/translational and clinical outcomes research in congenital heart surgery, and have opportunity to collaborate with faculty from Anesthesiology, Cardiology, and Critical Care Medicine as part of the interdisciplinary Texas Children’s Heart Center. Fellows will engage in study design, data collection and analysis, preparation and submission of peer-reviewed research publications, and are expected to present data at local and national meetings, attend departmental and institutional seminars, and complete formal training in the responsible conduct of human subjects research.
Fellows are encouraged to complete a postgraduate degree in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, or a related field during their tenure through the University of Texas or University of Houston, for which tuition support will be provided. A surgical mentor will be appointed to help guide thesis development, and develop a research plan for the fellowship term.
Candidates should be curious, motivated individuals committed to full-time research engagement. Although not required, prior research experience, including knowledge of biostatistics, study design and multivariate analysis, and manuscript preparation is highly desirable. Special consideration will be given to applicants who are committed to a career in congenital heart disease. Eligible candidates will hold an MD or MD/PhD from an accredited medical school, have completed at least one year of an ACGME-accredited surgical residency program by July 2020, and possess either US citizenship, permanent residency, or a US work-permitted visa.
Applicants should forward a copy of their current CV, cover letter summarizing clinical training, research experience and career goals, and two letters of support/recommendation to Christopher Caldarone, MD and Lauren Goldie, PhD at [email protected] Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Exceptional candidates will be offered an interview between January and February 2020.