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Junior Specialist Series- Orthopaedic Surgery

Position overview

Salary range: The salary range for this position is $51,300-$54,600 at 35% of time. The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table []. “Off-scale salaries”, i.e. a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions. The appointment is for 35% of time.

Application Window

Open date: May 6, 2024

Most recent review date: Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Monday, Mar 31, 2025 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.

Position description

The UCI Department of Orthopaedic Surgery anticipates openings for a Junior Specialist position in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, at the University of California, Irvine. We are seeking qualified individuals who are excellent in clinical and translational research. The position will be offered in the Specialist Series at the Junior Specialist level. The position is for 35% of appointment.

This position within the UCI Department of Orthopaedic Surgery offers a one-year opportunity for exceptional third and fourth-year US medical students interested in orthopaedic surgery. The research fellow can expect to participate in 10-20 research projects, which include but are not limited to clinical and basic science research in orthopaedic sports medicine, trauma, and arthroplasty. Abstract presentations at national and regional meetings will be supported. Ultimately, publication of the research work in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals will be expected. 10% of UCI orthopaedic faculty will provide mentorship for the residency application process as well as a career in orthopaedic surgery

All qualified applicants, including women and minority candidates, are encouraged to apply online and upload the following documents at


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must have baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) or equivalent research experience.

Application Requirements

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About UC Irvine

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC anti-discrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

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