Research Fellow, Department of Otolaryngology

University of Virginia

The University of Virginia Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery is pleased to announce a new opportunity for medical students or recent MD graduates seeking 12 months of specialized research training. Through the mentorship from our committed faculty, the Fellow will gain invaluable experience leading novel projects that align with their area(s) of interest and help to support ongoing departmental research projects. The overall goal of this program is for the Fellow to develop: foundational knowledge and principles of study design, conduct, and data analysis; exposure to different otolaryngologic and research disciplines; and expertise supporting an academic career in otolaryngology.

Fellows will collaborate with faculty and take a primary role in conducting research projects, preferably in multiple subspecialty areas. Depending on the Fellow’s interests, goals and existing skillset, projects could span a variety of research disciplines including retrospective and prospective clinical research, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, population-based database mining, innovative product development, or basic science/translational research. Fellows will have the opportunity to complete projects already in progress, but when possible will oversee projects from initiation to completion. Preparation of abstracts for presentation at national meetings and manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals is expected.

Qualified candidates must be have a bachelor’s degree and enrolled in or have completed an MD training program.  The successful  candidate for the fellowship will have a strong interest in basic science and/or clinical research within otolaryngology, with prior experience in experimental design, data assessment/interpretation, scientific presentation, and scholarly writing.

This position will accept applications through March 31, 2023. 

This is a 12-month appointment.

For additional information about the position, please contact James Daniero, MD, MS at [email protected] .

For questions about the application process, please contact Daniel Strong, Senior Recruiter, at [email protected] .

For more information about the research fellowship, refer to our website:

To Apply:

Please apply through Workday , and search for Requisition #R0044186.  Complete an application online with the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Medical school transcript
  • Brief cover letter describing research interest
  • 2 reference letters

Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching ‘Find Jobs’.

This position is a restricted position and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding and performance. The University will perform background checks and a health screen on all new hires prior to employment. 

Minimum Requirements for Medical Student Fellowship:

Education: Bachelor’s degree
Experience: Extensive
Licensure: None

Minimum Requirements for Post Doctoral Fellowship:

Education: Doctoral degree
Experience: Extensive
Licensure: None
This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

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