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UMass Memorial Medical Center
Worcester, Massachusetts
Closing date
Jun 18, 2022

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Surgery, Surgery, Colon/Rectal
Full Time
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Clinical MD Endoscopist and Clinical Researcher

Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery - Worcester, MA

UMass Memorial Medical Center is seeking a board eligible general surgery Clinical MD Endoscopist and Clinical Researcher. Completion of an ACGME General Surgery training program and either an ACGME Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency program or non-ACGME Advanced Colon and Rectal Surgery training program. This is a one-year position working collaboratively and in conjunction with the Department of Medicine and Division of Gastroenterology.

This role is designed to work as an independent lower endoscopist at UMass Memorial while having dedicated time to develop research and implement clinical projects. The appropriate candidate will be responsible for helping to develop a research program in their field area and provide guidance to other support staff in the performance of protocol specific tasks working collaboratively with our Mark Justin Kusek Colorectal Cancer Research Fellow as well as residents and students. Will help to ensure that all research performed under their direction is in compliance with all UMassMemorial, local, state, and federal laws, policies and procedures. This role requires proficiency and independent skills in colonoscopy, knowledge of the development and operation of clinical and research protocols, and a baseline understanding of clinical research with goal of leading projects from inception to publication in peer reviewed journals. Financial support for travel to present at regional and national conferences.


  • Clinical endoscopy practice performing colonoscopies and flexible sigmoidoscopies at UMass Memorial and our satellite endoscopy sites.
  • Design, construct and implement research proposals, protocols, and procedures, with a focus on colon and rectal surgery topics.
  • Assists with the analysis of research data in collaboration with Biostatisticians and Research team.
  • Prepares scholarly manuscripts and final study reports (where applicable) to communicate results of the research to the broader scientific community
  • Participates in and supervises data collection in collaboration with our research core staff including our Mark Justin Kusek Colorectal Cancer Research Fellow as well as residents and students.
  • Participates in scientific presentations and publication of research data.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as determined by the Chief, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery.

Centrally located, Worcester is just miles from Boston, Providence, Berkshire mountains, mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire, Cape Cod beaches, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket. There are many opportunities for both suburban and rural living within easy commuting distance of the medical center. The cost of living is moderate and there are several highly rated school systems in the region. The diverse city of Worcester has nine colleges and universities including the University of Massachusetts Medical School that overlooks Lake Quinsigamond. As the second largest city in New England, it has powered a rise of biotechnology, research, manufacturing and healthcare industries. Worcester is also home to the Hanover Theatre for Performing Arts, Worcester Art Museum, Mechanics Hall, and the family friendly Ecotarium.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae addressed to:

Justin A. Maykel, MD

Joseph M. Streeter and Mary C. DeFeudis Chair in Surgery

Professor and Chief, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery

UMass Memorial Medical Center

c/o Katie Hackett


As the leading employer in the Worcester area, we seek talent and ideas from individuals of varied backgrounds and viewpoints.

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