Battlefield Trauma and Regenerative Medicine Research Fellow

Organization
U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)
Reference Code
USAISR-2020-0040
How to Apply

Components of the online application are as follows:

  • Profile Information

  • Educational and Employment History

  • Essay Questions (goals, experiences, and skills relevant to the opportunity)

  • Resume (PDF)

  • Transcripts/Academic Records - For this opportunity, an unofficial transcript or copy of the student academic records printed by the applicant or by academic advisors from internal institution systems may be submitted.  Click here for detailed information about acceptable transcripts.

  • 1 Recommendation(s)

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 ARMY-MRMC@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.

Letter of Recommendation: While a letter of recommendation is not required to be considered, applicants are required to provide contact information for one recommendation in order to submit the application. Applicants are encouraged to request a letter of recommendation before submission as this may help reviewers have a better understanding of the applicant’s qualifications and interests.  If selected, a letter recommendation must be submitted on your behalf upon acceptance of the appointment.

Description

The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) is part of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and is collocated with and under operational control of Brooke Army Medical Center. The USAISR is dedicated to both laboratory and clinical trauma research.  USAISR's mission is to provide requirements-driven combat casualty care medical solutions and products for injured soldiers from self-aid through definitive care across the full spectrum of military operations; provide state- of-the-art trauma, burn, and critical care to Department of Defense beneficiaries around the world and civilians in our trauma region. https://usaisr.amedd.army.mil/

This ORISE proposal primarily seeks to fund a participant who will contribute to cutting-edge educational research and clinical training expertise to the development of comprehensive, collaborative research and clinical opportunities in the area of regenerative medicine and reconstructive surgery as related to combat traumas.  The ORISE participant will collaborate with military, civilian researchers, and clinicians at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, Medical Education & Training Campus at Ft. Sam Houston, 59th Medical Wing, & San Antonio Military Medical Center.  The participant will facilitate integrated, complementary, and inter-disciplinary approaches to airway management in combat casualty care and address programmatic, procedural, and regulatory research.  The educational benefits to the ORISE participant include experience in military research, procedures, and the opportunity to disseminate findings to a national audience.

Appointment Length

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.

Participant Benefits

Participants will receive a stipend to be determined by USAISR. Stipends are typically based on the participant’s academic standing, discipline, experience, and research facility location.  Other benefits may include the following:

  • Health Insurance Supplement. Participants are eligible to purchase health insurance through ORISE.

  • Relocation Allowance

  • Training and Travel Allowance

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.

Qualifications

Minimum requirement is a Doctor of Medicine.  The ideal participant will possess a generalized understanding of basic surgical techniques, clinical research, medical biology, integrative biology, and human anatomy and physiology.                

Eligibility Requirements
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 month(s).
  • Discipline(s):
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    • Computer Sciences (17 )
    • Earth and Geosciences (23 )
    • Engineering (27 )
    • Environmental and Marine Sciences (13 )
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (47 )
    • Mathematics and Statistics (11 )
    • Nanotechnology (1 )
    • Other Physical Sciences (12 )
    • Physics (16 )
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (32 )