"Optimizing Combat Casualty Care"

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The Damage Control Resuscitation Task Area at the United States Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) is seeking a candidate for a postdoctoral position. The objective of our research program is to improve methods to control severe bleeding and to provide sufficient fluids and blood products to stabilize the injured casualty. The specific research focus area for this position is to explore resuscitation strategies for the burned patient in a pre-hospital setting due to prolonged field care and/or mass casualty situations.

Research projects will utilize animal models of burn and/or hemorrhage to study:

  1. The effects of gastroenteral and intravenous resuscitation fluids.
  2. The relationship of systemic and local inflammation (e.g., cytokines, leukocytes).
  3. The role of oxidative stress in renal perfusion and dysfunction.

Qualified candidates must be highly motivated, independent individuals with a PhD in physiology, immunology, cell biology, biochemistry, 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.

Candidates should also be US Citizens or have resided in the US for a minimum of 3 years.

Experience with large animal models, and/or assessments of kidney function preferred. Experience with primary tissue culture, histology, and/or molecular and biological techniques are essential. Individuals with experience in large animal instrumentation, flow cytometry, and knowledge of immunology or upper urinary tract physiology are highly encouraged to apply.

The stipend/salary is $50,000 and up depending on prior experience. Candidates will be joining a research program that focuses on understanding potential mechanisms involved in battlefield burn injuries, and developing new treatment modalities to improve patient outcome.

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, civilian trauma and the clinical challenges faced by the physicians and surgeons who treat them. This creates a unique environment for translational research.

To apply, applicants must submit their curriculum vitae, brief description of research interests and career goals, and email contact information for three references by CLICKING HERE.