Orthopedic Trauma Research Assistant
The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) is one of six research laboratories within the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command of the U.S. Army Medicine Command. The Institute is the Army's lead research laboratory for improving the care of combat casualties. The mission of the Institute is to "Optimize Combat Casualty Care". For more information about USAISR: https://www.usaisr.amedd.army.mil
This opportunity, located in San Antonio, Texas, will provide career development, knowledge and exposure to othopaedic trauma research done at The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to engage in a supported network of fellow researchers that share a common interest. Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will be given the opportunity to observe and perform research using preclinical models of orthopaedic trauma. During this research experience the participant will learn surgical procedures, health assessments, and functional outcomes. The participant will also have the opportunity to learn valuable laboratory skills, such as: cell culture, cell cytometry, analytical analysis using HPLC and Mass Spectrometry, and imaging procedures including radiography, microscopy, and micro computed tomography.
This appointment is an 11 week 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.
Participants will receive a stipend to be determined by USAISR. Stipends are typically based on the 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
The participant will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DOD, or any other office or agency. Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.
Undergraduate student with skills and desire to participate in research opportunity focused on orthopedic trauma.