Antimicrobial Therapy Research
at ORAU/ORISE DoD Programs

Date Posted: 11/26/2018

Opportunity Description

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. ( Participants will have the opportunity to contribute to ongoing basic science, animal 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. Current research opportunities focus on efforts to reduce infectious complications of complex traumatic injuries through improvement of clinical practice. Specific ongoing efforts in this area include clinical studies evaluating the pharmacokinetics of antimicrobial agents in trauma and burn patients, as well as pre-clinical safety and efficacy testing of novel antimicrobial chemotherapeutics. Training and expertise in HPLC/UPLC drug analysis and/or pharmacokinetics is highly sought after. Candidates also possessing experience in microbiology and/or bacterial biofilm biology will receive special consideration. Additionally, this position may include laboratory support for a variety of human clinical research protocols. Demonstrated ability to rapidly acquire proficiency with new laboratory methods is desirable

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Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) administers Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) research participation programs for civilians such as:

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Program that allow senior scientists, faculty; high school, bachelor’s, masters’ and doctoral students, and recent graduates to enhance their science education experience in projects and activities at our Department of Defense (DOD) and other Government and Private Industry customers’ laboratories and research facilities worldwide.

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Research Associateship Program (RAP) allow Postdoctoral Fellows, Journeyman Fellows (undergraduate and graduates students and recent graduates), Senior Researchers, and Summer Faculty engage in research initiatives of their own choice, that are compatible with the interests of the government and will potentially contribute to the general effort of the ARL. Scientists and engineers at ARL help shape and execute the Army's program for meeting the challenge of developing technologies that will support Army forces in meeting future operational needs.

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