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Burn Injury Research Fellow Opportunity

The USAISR is one of six research laboratories within the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC). The institute is the U.S. Army's lead research laboratory for improving the care of combat casualties. Its 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. Additionally it provides state-of-the-art burn, trauma, and critical care to DoD beneficiaries around the world.

Participants in this research opportunity, which takes place at the University of Texas at Austin, will learn to apply stem cell technology and novel biomaterials for the treatment of severe burn injuries. The Research participant will be trained by world-class medical staff in the methods used to characterize the cell/ biomaterials constructs using biochemical, molecular and histological techniques. In addition, the participant will learn, under the guidance of principal investigators, staff scientists and clinicians, the laboratory procedures to test the cell/ biomaterials constructs in vitro . The participant will also analyze the tissue biosamples from burn injury studies related to burn injury patients using histological and molecular techniques.

Appointment Length
This appointment is a twelve 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.

Participant Benefits
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.

Candidate must be pursuing or have recently completed a Doctoral Degree and have an interest in learning research laboratory techniques and analysis.