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Associate Specialist - Clinical Orthopaedic Research

Recruitment Period

Open date: July 29th, 2020

Next review date: Tuesday, Sep 15, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


UC Davis Health School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, an academic/clinical department, encompassing several sub-specialties, working to achieve excellence in patient care, teaching, research and public service. The Department’s strategy is built on four pillars: Impactful Advocacy; In-demand, World-Class Education; Innovation through Leading-Edge Research; and World-Class Quality, Value-Driven Clinical Care.

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery invites applications from qualified candidates for an Associate Specialist position (1.0 FTE) in clinical orthopaedic research. This position will bridge orthopaedics and public health sciences. We aim to recruit outstanding individuals with the appropriate background and/or experience, capable of interacting with our many collaborators, and working with minimal supervision.

Candidates should have a M.D. (or equivalent), Ph.D., and/or a Master’s degree in a field that meet the needs of the department. 4-5 years of postdoctoral experience is required.

Specialists are evaluated for merit and promotion based on evidence of contribution to the research program, authorship/acknowledgement in peer-reviewed publications and conference papers, active dissemination of information and other evidence of expertise (90%). The Specialist will maintain professional competence (5%) and may perform university and public service (5%). Candidates with experience or willingness to engage in activities that contribute to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.


For full consideration, applications must be received by Tuesday, September 15, 2020. However, the position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2021. The following information is required: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae and contact information for 3-5 references.

Qualified candidates should apply online at:

UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)