Components of the online application are as follows:
Submitted documents must have all social security numbers, student identification numbers, and/or dates of birth removed (blanked out, blackened out, made illegible, etc.) prior to uploading into the application system.
If you have questions, send an email to STEM-WORKFORCE@orise.orau.gov . Please list the reference code of this opportunity in the subject line of the email.
All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.
The Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence (EACE) is the leading advocate for research and treatment of Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) patients with extremity trauma and amputation. The EACE leads efforts to enhance collaboration between the DoD and the VA extremity trauma and amputation care providers and conduct scientific research to minimize the effects of traumatic injuries and improve clinical outcomes (https://www.health.mil/About-MHS/OASDHA/HSPO/EACE). This research opportunity will be housed at the Center for the Intrepid (CFI), Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio Military Medical Center, San Antonio, TX.
Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will, along with clinical staff at the CFI, conduct research that is focused on patients who have undergone amputation and complex limb salvage. During the appointment, the participant will:
During this opportunity, the participant will have the opportunity to:
The participant will also learn to use analysis software which will include Matlab, Visual3D, Microsoft Office, and SPSS statistical analysis software. All of these systems are integrated and synchronized to capture kinematic and kinetic data.
This appointment is a twelve month research appointment, with the possibility to be renewed for additional research periods. Appointments may be extended depending on funding availability, project assignment, program rules, and availability of the participant.
Participants will receive a stipend to be determined by EACE. Stipends are typically based on the participant’s academic standing, discipline, experience, and research facility location. Other benefits may include the following:
Nature of Appointment
The participant will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DOD, or any other office or agency. Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Experience in the fields of rehabilitation, collection of clinical outcome measures, clinical rehabilitation background or related fields is required. Proficiency databasing research data, IRB protocol design (or equivalent) is preferred. Specific research background in the area of extremity trauma is highly desired. A track record of publication and excellent technical writing skills are preferred.
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: PhD from an accredited institution in rehabilitation, or a related field.
Physical Capabilities: Long periods of standing, sitting, and walking.
Research Environment: The research environment is that of a multi-disciplinary rehabilitation center in a DoD research hospital.