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USAISR Fellowship & Training Opportunities


Postdoctoral, undergraduate, high school and middle school training at the ISR provides the opportunity to enhance research skills in unique trauma and burn research medical disciplines.


FELLOWSHIP / POSTDOCTORAL OPPORTUNITIES

Postdoctoral Research Opportunities in Extremity Trauma & Regenerative Medicine at the US Army Institute of Surgical Research


The Extremity Trauma and Regenerative Medicine Task Area at the United States Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) is seeking candidates for postdoctoral positions. Qualified candidates must be highly motivated, independent individuals with a PhD in bioengineering, physiology, cell biology, microbiology, or a related field. Candidates must have exceptional laboratory and written communication skills and the ability to work both independently and cooperatively within a team.

The successful candidate will be joining a research program that focuses on the repair of skin, muscle and bone injuries and infection control to improve extremity trauma outcomes. Emphasis is placed on transitioning products from pre-clinical to clinical testing in a collaborative environment involving researchers and clinicians.

The USAISR is co-located with San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC) in San Antonio, TX, which enables the research organization to have a unique in-depth understanding of combat injuries and civilian trauma and the clinical challenges faced by the physicians and surgeons who treat them. This creates a unique environment for translational research.

Eligible candidates include those with an MD or DO degree, at least 2 years of prior clinical training in surgery, and a medical license from any of the US state medical licensing boards. The position is salaried at $45,000 per year. This fellowship is currently not approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or the U.S. Department of Defense Office of Graduate Medical Education. A diploma and a letter of completion are provided to those who successfully complete the program.

To apply, applicants must submit their curriculum vitae, brief description of research interests and career goals, and email contact information for three references to:
usarmy.jbsa.medcom-aisr.list.regenerativemedicine@mail.mil

or through postal mail:

Extremity Trauma Research and Regenerative Medicine
INSTITUTE OF SURGICAL RESEARCH
3698 CHAMBERS PASS STE B
JBSA FT SAM HOUSTON TX 78234-7767

UNDERGRADUATE TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

PROJECT TITLE
USAISR Undergraduate Summer Internships
PROJECT LOCATION
Fort Sam Houston, TX
COUNTRY
USA
PROJECT ID
USAISR - Summer Internships
PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR), is seeking applications for summer internship appointments for undergraduate students from various accredited colleges and universities to conduct research at the USAISR. The fellowship will be from June 9th - August 14th. Applicants will be evaluated once their complete packet is submitted.

Final deadline for application material is March 14th.

The intent of the undergraduate student fellowship is to provide those that are interested in careers in science, engineering or medicine an opportunity to participate in conducting research to improve the care of injured soldiers. This mentored research experience will expose fellows to ongoing efforts in integrated science, technology and engineering solutions at the nation’s premier military trauma research institute. All fellows much have completed at least their First Year class requirements for a bachelor's degree. A science or engineering program of study will be considered favorably. A limited number of stipends will be awarded on a merit basis. Selected candidates will be compensated $2400.00 per month, based upon full-time participation.


Chosen applicants will work closely with an USAISR mentor and their research team to conduct investigation in one of the scientific focus areas of the USAISR: Hemorrhage Control, Resuscitation, Blood, Clinical Trials in Burn and Trauma, Ocular Injury, Dental Trauma, Pre-hospital Trauma Care, Intensive Care, Pain, Regenerative Medicine and Extremity Trauma. Students will present their results of findings during the last week of his/her appointment.


Those traveling outside of the San Antonio, TX area, may be eligible to receive additional travel funds, this will be approved on a case-by-case basis. Transportation will not be provided. All participants must be able to provide transportation to and from their residence to the USAISR.

NUMBER OF OPENINGS
10
DEGREE SPECIALIZATION
Science, Engineering or Medicine
COMPANY SUMMARY
All opportunities posted are ongoing.

BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING IN THE ORISE PROGRAM
Selected Fellows/Researchers will have the opportunity to perform research on topics of interest to the U.S. Government and to interact with leading scientists performing research and/or advising at the sponsor. The extensive partnering relationships with universities and other government agencies will expose participants to a broad research community. Program participants will have the opportunity to meet government decision-makers and learn directly from them about the role of scientific research in addressing complex, real-world (i.e., operational) needs. Furthermore, fellows have the opportunity to learn how research products transition from the proof-of-concept stage to integrated production systems. Other benefits may include the following:
  • Stipend Payments
  • Health Insurance
  • Inbound Relocation/Dislocation
  • Training & Travel
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Applicants should be current students or have recently completed a degree within five years of the desired starting date in or related discipline, or will be able to complete of all requirements for the degree within six months of the starting date. Other applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The program is open to all qualified U.S. citizens without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, or status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran.

APPLICATION
Applications are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis. Selections are made as openings occur throughout the year. A complete application includes: profile, two references, and transcripts for all degrees earned and/or currently attending.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The participants will be selected based on academic records, recommendations, applied research interests and compatibility of background with applied research programs and projects at the host Installation. The initial appointment is typically for one year and may be renewed for up to four additional years based upon recommendation of the host installation and subject to availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend which is determined based upon level of education, training, and experience. Inbound travel and moving expenses are reimbursed according to established policies. Travel and other costs will also be reimbursed for training related to the project and approved by ORAU and the host installation. The participant must show proof of health and medical insurance. Health plans are available through the ORAU for Postgraduate Internship participants.



CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION PAGE

HIGH SCHOOL & MIDDLE SCHOOL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

GEMS Program Information


Students currently enrolled in 6-8th grades are welcome to apply for the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science Program at the US Army Institute of Surgical Research. The GEMS program offers students the opportunity to explore new pursuits in the life sciences and expand upon their current interests with unique hands-on experiences.

    Planned Session Dates
  • Session 1: June 16-19, 2014
  • Session 2: June 23-26, 2014
  • Session 3: July 7-10, 2014

1. Application available: Now!


2. Deadline: 9 May

3. Essay requirement: Applicants will also need to prepare short (1000 words or less) essays on topics listed below. ***It is advisable to have written these essays into a word processing program so that you can cut and paste into the GEMS application.


---Please list the science activities in which you have participated; provide additional details on those you particularly enjoyed ---Please describe your major academic, career and research areas of interests


4. Meals: Not provided. Each student will need to bring a sack lunch for each day.


5. Transportation: Not provided.


6. Application link: https://www.cvent.com/events/2014-gems-fort-sam-houston-tx/registration-7fdf41dcbf3d46abb04144f72c953934.aspx

PLEASE NOTE: After you review the page and have your essays ready to copy and paste, click on the "Apply Now" link on the left.


7. Unfortunately, students who participated in previous ISR GEMS programs will not be considered for this summer's programs.


Selected applicants will be notified by 23 May through e-mail. If you have any questions or concerns, please send an e-mail to usarmy.jbsa.medcom-aisr.list.gems-program@mail.mi


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