Research Opportunities

Resident Opportunities: Under the direction of Dr. Francis Y. Lee, the Center for Orthopaedic Research (COR) is offering a 6-year orthopaedic residency track; year 1 will be dedicated to research. Our Translational Research in Orthopaedics (TRIO) Resident Scholar program is designed to cultivate future orthopaedic clinician-scientists, who are considering an academic career path. Selected candidates join the COR team in pursuing novel orthopaedic concepts through the applied principles of biomechanical engineering, micromechanics, biomedical engineering, molecular tissue engineering, molecular imaging, 3D computer modeling, in vivo and in vitro studies, clinical specimen pathology interpretation, and clinical outcome studies. Our goals are to develop novel therapeutic strategies that will enhance bone formation, regulate bone loss, reduce fractures and target bone cancers. The TRIO Research Resident Scholar program is specifically designed to provide unique educational and research experiences for future orthopaedic scholars.

Postdoctoral Fellowships: COR welcomes inquiries for postdoctoral fellowships in the fields of molecular biomedical engineering and biomechanical engineering. Our selection criteria will include the candidate's research focus, scientific merit and receptiveness to COR research projects.  All open positions are posted online.

Applications for open postdoctoral fellowship positions must be completed online and submitted electronically through our Jobs at Columbia online employment application system for Recruitment of Academic Personnel (RAPS).

Medical Students and Graduate Student Opportunities: The COR laboratory welcomes medical students and graduate students, who are interested in conducting research. Former sponsored student fellows and student volunteers have contributed to our research and publications. Inquiries on available positions should be submitted to the Center for Orthopaedic Research. Please include resume.

Center for Orthopaedic Research
650 W. 168th St., BB 14 – 1412
New York, NY 10032