Polytrauma Postdoctoral Fellow

Posted Date: 
Friday, May 26, 2017
Tri-Service Research Lab - the Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio
Position Description: 

The Combat Casualty Care Directorate at the Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio (NAMRU-SA) seeks a highly motivated scientist as a postdoctoral fellow to perform research on stromal cell secretome based therapeutics in improving survival and preventing/mitigating organ damage such as brain injury in a poly-traumatic rat model. The participant will have the opportunity to collaborate with accomplished scientists within NAMRU-SA and with external organizations to accelerate the development of novel therapeutics for combat casualty care in prolonged field care scenarios and improve the survival and outcomes of our warfighters. This is a unique opportunity for a talented scientist with experience in cell and molecular biology and/or physiology to work in a dynamic and innovative environment to address some of the most pressing clinical needs in the care of U.S. military personnel.
Under the direction of the principal investigator, the participant will:
·         Assist in the formulation of research hypotheses, design and conduct experiments, collect, analyze and interpret data.
·         Perform rodent surgeries of poly-trauma.
·         Perform assays assessing for organ dysfunction/damage and inflammation.
·         Prepare and present findings internally and externally through briefings, seminars, conferences, and publication in high impact journals.
·         Prepare research proposals, IACUC protocols, technical reports, presentation materials, manuscripts for peer review, and patent applications.
·         Work cross-functionally in a multidisciplinary environment using small and large animal models of trauma.
Preferred Experience:
-Experience working with and performing surgeries on small animal models such as mice and rats including basic techniques such as cannulation.
-Experience writing manuscripts and abstracts for meetings and peer-reviewed journals.
-Must be a U.S citizen


Position Requirements: 

Physiology, biology, cell and molecular biology, molecular biology or related discipline.
Applicants should have recently completed a degree within five years of the desired starting date in or related discipline, or will be able to complete of all requirements for the degree within six months of the starting date. Other applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The program is open to all qualified U.S. citizens without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, or status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran.

How to Apply: 

Applications are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis. Selections are made as openings occur throughout the year. A complete application includes: profile, two references, and transcripts for all degrees earned and/or currently attending.
Contact: Alexander Burdette
Can also apply at: https://www.pcrecruiter.net/pcrbin/regmenu.exe?uid=Oak Ridge Associated Universities.ORAU
Project ID is N39467-038

Contact Name: 
Alexander Burdette
Deadline to Apply: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Job Number: 

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