The Extremity Trauma & Regenerative Medicine Task Area at the US Army Institute of Surgical Research has multiple positions available for early career scientists. Successful applicants will be highly qualified and motivated individuals who perform mentored research in musculoskeletal trauma. The positions are specifically for 1) post-doctoral fellows (individuals who have already obtained their PhD), 2) clinical fellows (individuals who have already obtained their MD or DO and wish to participate in research), or 3) individuals who have successfully completed a postdoctoral fellowship and wish to work as a staff scientist. The research will take place in San Antonio, Texas at the United States Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR).
Stipends for fellows and staff scientists are very competitive. A dislocation allowance may also be provided to help offset moving costs. The initial appointment is for a period of one year with an option to renew for additional years. Successful fellowships are generally two to four years.
Description of the research opportunities available:
These opportunities are being offered through the Department of Energy and the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) program which is operated by the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). The ORISE Research Participation Program (RPP) provides opportunities for early career scientists to participate in appropriate STEM programs. (http://www.orau.org/Maryland/) Participants will have the opportunity to contribute to ongoing basic science, translational, and clinical research at the premier trauma and surgical research laboratory in the Department of Defense. Work being conducted directly impacts the care of combat casualties and civilian trauma patients alike. Efforts to prevent and treat infection, heal fractures, and regenerate muscle have been and will remain the primary focus efforts. Understanding and treating the dysregulated immune response to trauma is also an emerging area of interest. Expertise in bacterial biofilms, bone biology, muscle physiology, regenerative medicine, or immunology is highly sought.
• Candidates for the positions must be US citizens and they must also be able to clear a background check. Please note that security clearance for foreign nationals to work within the DoD currently takes at least a year. • The candidate must have a MD/DO or PhD degree or its equivalent. • The candidate must be within 5 years of receiving their MD, DO, PhD degree or equivalent at the time of appointment. • The candidate must have demonstrated research interest and/or experience in the area of musculoskeletal trauma, to include infection. Approaches may vary from basic cellular responses to clinical outcomes, including translational research and clinical application. • The candidate must be willing to relocate to San Antonio for the entire time of participation.
Application should include: Candidate statement (1 page).
• Outline pertinent educational experience and professional experience. • Describe previous research experience and if applicable, details on current/past laboratory experience. • List awards and honors, if pertinent. • Describe commitment to a career in research and career goals. • Establish the potential to develop into an independent investigator.
Letters of recommendation addressing the applicant’s potential for the position and a research career may be requested in the future.
Applications should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org