The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research is offering post-master’s-level internships at the Joint Base San Antonio.
What will I be doing?
You will join a community of scientists and researchers in an effort to research airway medical devices. This research project will support a DHP 6.7 funded airway study at the USAISR and the Brooke Army Medical Center. Under the guidance of a mentor and other military scientists, you will take part in the facilitation of DoD-funded research focused on studying the success and preferences of combat medics using various marketed airway devices with focus on training combat medics to use airway devices. After engaging in qualitative research methods, you will debrief the medics and obtain key feedback. In addition, as an active member of the study team, you will interact with government civilian scientists, military scientists, and medics.
Why should I apply?
Under the guidance of a mentor, you will gain hands-on experience to complement your education and support your academic and professional goals. Along the way, you will engage in activities and research in several areas. These include, but are not limited to:
- Protocol development process
- Human subjects data collection
- Data analysis and publication
Where will I be located?
San Antonio, Texas
What is the anticipated start date?
The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research reviews applications on a rolling basis. Exact start dates will be determined at the time of selection and in coordination with the selected candidate. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and internships will be filled as qualified candidates are identified.
This appointment is a 12-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.
What are the benefits?
You will receive a stipend to be determined by USAISR. Stipends are typically based on a 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
You will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DoD, or any other office or agency. Instead, you will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.
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. For more information about the USAISR, please visit: https://usaisr.amedd.army.mil/
Candidate should have earned a master’s degree by June 2021 in a STEM discipline. Prior research experience is preferred.
- Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
- Degree: Master’s Degree received within the last 60 months or anticipated to be received by 6/30/2021 11:59:00 PM.