Endourology Research Fellow

Title Endourology Research Fellow
Categories Jobs
Location University of Michigan
Job Information

Endourology Research Fellow, Department of Urology, University of Michigan

 

The Department of Urology is looking for an ambitious, and dedicated individual for a sponsor funded research position available from July 1, 2019 for a period of 12 months. The research project will employ quantitative approaches to study optimal holmium laser settings for ureteroscopic stone surgery. The aim of the project is to understand laser settings and fiber characteristics that provide the best fragmentation and dusting effects during holmium laser lithotripsy, that will help urologists better select patients for dusting or retrieval techniques.

The supervisors for this position are Dr. Khurshid Ghani and Dr. William Roberts, from the Division of Endourology. Dr. Roberts is an academic urologist specializing in endourology and minimally invasive surgery, and Chief of the Division of Endourology. He is an inventor of histotripsy, directs the Translational Histotripsy Laboratory at the University of Michigan, and has led the effort to translate histotripsy technology for urologic applications. Dr. Ghani is an authority in the Dusting technique for ureteroscopic stone surgery, Director of the Developments in Ureteroscopic Stone Treatment symposium, and the Director of the Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement Collaborative.

The successful applicant will be guided to perform and record experiments using state of the art holmium laser systems, in a dedicated procedural laboratory equipped with a ceiling mounted three-axis positioning system for laser lithotripsy targeting and monitoring of response. The fellow will be involved in regular weekly research meetings, in addition to scientific and career mentoring, abstract and manuscript preparation. It is our desire to mentor and train the next generation of leaders in the field. Our current fellow is completing a successful 2 year tenure, with more than 10 peer-reviewed publications, and abstracts accepted at AUA, WCE, CIE, and EAU meetings, including prizes for best abstract at multiple meetings.

Candidates must be currently residing within the United States and must be within 1-4 years of completion of an accredited postgraduate program in a health science discipline (Masters, M.D., Ph.D.).

It is advantageous if the selected candidate has experience with the use of in vivo and in vitro methodologies to conduct physiological studies. Good analytical and planning skills, attention to detail, excellent writing and verbal communication skills, excellence in scientific writing and public presentation, an ability to work well in a team, and a positive attitude are essential.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Interested applicants may contact Dr Khurshid Ghani at kghani@med.umich.edu

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Contact Name Khurshid Ghani, M.D.
Contact Email kghani@med.umich.edu
Region North America
Job Address

University of Michigan

Building 16 115 W

2800 Plymouth Road SPC 2800

Ann Arbor, MIĀ 48109

Country United States
Phone 734-615-4034