Battlefield Health and Trauma Fellowship (PhD)
at ORAU/ORISE DoD Programs

Date Posted: 12/3/2018

Opportunity Description

The application for this opportunity is now available on Zintellect, a custom-designed application system for all ORISE opportunities. To be considered for this opportunity, please apply at To search and apply for other internships, experiential learning opportunities, academic fellowships and scholarships, please visit Battlefield Health and Trauma Fellowship (PhD) One ORISE postdoctoral research opportunity is available with the Naval Medical Research Unit - San Antonio. This is a twelve month research opportunity with the option to be renewed up to five additional years. U.S. Citizenship is required. The postdoctoral candidate would have experience in research sciences: Combat Casualty Care - translational hemorrhage and resuscitation studies utilizing animal models. PURPOSE. The purpose of these awards is to support research in the areas of trauma, shock and sepsis to be performed by individuals who wish to develop into outstanding independent investigators as part of their future career. This award is specifically for post-doctoral fellows (individuals who have already obtained their PhD) or residents/clinical fellows (individuals who have already obtained their MD or DO). Description of the research opportunities available: This opportunity is 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 Postdoctoral fellows to participate in appropriate STEM programs. ( Research fellows will have the opportunity to contribute to ongoing basic science, animal translational, and clinical research at the premier trauma and surgical research laboratories in the Department of Defense. Research being conducted here directly impacts the care of combat casualties and civilian trauma patients alike. Fellows will assist under the mentorship of senior level scientists and clinical researchers well known in the fields of shock, hemorrhage control, coagulopathy, organ failure, regenerative medicine and wound healing. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Candidates for the fellowship must be US citizens and they must also be able to clear a background check. The candidate must have a PhD degree or higher. The candidate needs to be within 5 years of receiving their PhD degree at the time of appointment. The candidate must have demonstrated research interest and/or experience in the area of the pathophysiology of hemorrhage/trauma, shock or sepsis. 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 fellowship and to participate in a military lab. Click here for more information

Opportunity Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: San Antonio, TX
  • Opportunity Type: Education
  • Experience: At least 5 year(s)
  • Date Posted: 12/3/2018

About Us

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.

Research opportunities include, but are not limited to the following disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Anthropology, Archeology, Biology, Biochemistry, Biological Engineering, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Health Risk Assessment, Environmental Science, Entomology, Epidemiology, Ergonomics, Geology, Health Education Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Mathematics, Nanotechnology, Photonics, Physics, Public Health Economics, Public Health Policy, and more.

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