Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

The Department of Surgery at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University’s College of Medicine is excited to invite applications for a two-year postdoctoral research fellowship beginning July 2023.

The research fellowship will emphasize clinical outcomes and health services research across surgical specialties, with special focus on health disparity topics and management/analysis of big data. The fellowship will be housed within the Department’s CliNical Science Program for Independent Research (iNSPIRe) which underscores investment in the research education and advancement of residents with good faith curiosity and interest in quality, interdisciplinary surgical research.

Duties and responsibilities:

Fellows will initiate, design, implement, and participate in surgical health services research in collaboration with senior members of the Department of Surgery and other Colleges in the University. In addition, through the iNSPIRe framework, fellows will collaborate with national Principal Investigators on new and existing projects with high potential for impact on patient clinical care. Fellows will meet regularly with the Department faculty to identify milestones, refine objectives, and provide progress updates on studies completed using national administrative data sets. Design and implementation of high-quality prospective studies will be considered on a case-by-case basis, dependent on fellow’s ability to provide preliminary data.

Fellows are expected to attend all Departmental educational conferences and meetings to learn about relevant disease processes, epidemiological study design principles, and biostatistical methodology. Multiple abstract submissions for consideration in national surgical conferences is expected with a commitment to follow through on publications. The Department of Surgery will cover all costs associated with travel to the entirety of these conferences for presentation. Other research duties include, development and management of the Department’s social media, management of current operative databases, submission, and renewal of Institutional Review Board applications, and collaborating with current participants of the iNSPIRe initiative.


The position is open to current or former (graduates) residents in ACGME-accredited general surgery residency programs with an academic interest in clinical outcomes and health services surgical research.

Competitive applications will describe prior experience in clinical research with reasonable understanding of basic biostatistics. Contracts will be renewed annually based on professionalism and productivity. The position offers competitive salary and full benefits. SUNY Downstate is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, and trainees. An interview will be required if the application is accepted for further review.

How To Apply:

Please email a copy of your CV and personal statement to Sherene Sharath, PhD, MPH and Panos Kougias, MD, MSc at [email protected]; [email protected]

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  • Published

    Mar 15, 2023

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    Brooklyn, New York

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