Research Fellow - Cardiothoracic Surgery Research

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/22/17
New Orleans, LA
Patient Care
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/22/17

Research Fellow – Cardiothoracic Surgery Research

This job is responsible for supporting the Principal Investigator's (physician or scientist) efforts to 1) investigate scientific and medical questions; 2) collect and organize data; 3) prepare abstracts, presentations & manuscripts, 4) collaborate with and train other team members as necessary, and 5) disseminate and publish research results. The research fellow's primary role is to engage in clinical or laboratory research experiments. The Fellow should maintain impeccable records and provide copies to the Principal Investigator as necessary. The fellow is expected to think independently, troubleshoot technical problems and understand his/her experiments. He/she should read scientific literature and demonstrate an intellectual interest in the biomedical research projects. The research fellow should report any suspected research irregularities to the Office of Research Administration.

Ochsner Health System is looking for talented, dynamic employees to join our team!

The best and the brightest work here because they find the work challenging and rewarding – because their input is valued and their opinions respected. Here, there is room to grow and people who want the best for you. Here, you matter.

At Ochsner, whether you work with patients everyday or support those who do, you are making a difference and that matters.

Come Make A Difference At Ochsner and Discover Your Future

We are seeking candidates that share our Ochsner values of Patients First, Compassion, Integrity, Excellence, and Teamwork.  Our values guide our decisions, inspire our actions, and influence our relationships with patients, coworkers and community members.


  • Pay for Performance” with strong merit-based pay increases
  • Paid time-off programs for full time and part time positions
  • Tuition assistance
  • Ochsner offers a comprehensive benefits package designed to accommodate the diverse needs of its employees. Want to learn more?


  • Executes research projects and initiatives.
  • Collects, records and evaluates research data.
  • Communicates with and presents plans/projects to team members.
  • Stays current with scientific and medical literature related to research projects.
  • Organizes and publishes research data in the form of abstracts, presentations and journal or book articles.
  • Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
  • Other related duties as required. 


  • Doctoral degree (MD, PhD, DO)
  • Preferred - For PhD, area of study should be in a health related field.
  • Preferred – Prior experience in biomedical research
  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of required job information.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals.
  • Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, keyboard, and various software packages specific to role.
  • Basic knowledge of biomedical research processes, preferably through hands-on experience as a student or during post-graduate work.
  • Ability to define project objectives, identify stakeholders, plan steps, and allocate resources to achieve objectives in a resourceful manner.
  • Ability to troubleshoot basic technical problems.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Excellent leadership skills.
  • Good deductive and inductive reasoning skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Good judgment.
  • Basic project management skills.



Jefferson Highway – When Alton Ochsner and four colleagues opened New Orleans’ first multi-specialty group practice in 1942, they envisioned providing residents of the city with the highest quality medical care delivered with an unwavering attention to the needs of patients.  That vision still resonates today.  Located near uptown New Orleans, Ochsner Medical Center is the original hospital and home to acute and sub-acute facilities; centers of excellence Ochsner Cancer Institute, Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Center and Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute and many of academic programs. With over 500 beds, this site highly regarded by the community and offers the opportunity to learn and provide patient care at a Magnet facility all the while gaining exposure to complex medical cases.  This campus is also one of six training sites in the world for robotic surgery and is nationally-renown for quality care.


Ochsner Health System is Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, healthcare system. Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by Ochsner's 29 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and more than 80 health centers and urgent care centers. Ochsner is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across four specialty categories caring for patients from all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide each year. Ochsner employs more than 18,000 employees and over 1,100 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties, and conducts more than 600 clinical research studies. Ochsner Health System is proud to be a tobacco-free environment.


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