The US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) is offering a post-bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral fellowship at the Fort Stewart, Georgia, facility.
What will I be doing?
As an ORISE participant, you will join a community of scientists and researchers in an effort to evaluate the influence of early access to musculoskeletal (MSK) injury expertise and targeted education and training to reduce injury rates as part of a large multi-faceted research study.
Why should I apply?
Under the guidance of a mentor, you will have the opportunity to expand your skill sets and to gain valuable training and experience to complement your education and support your academic and professional goals. Along the way, you will engage in activities and research in several areas. These may include, but are not limited to:
- Collecting and analyzing data
- Participating in the Tactical Athlete Training Courses to improve the non-trauma skills of Army medics
- Conducting physical performance and injury risk screenings
- Collaborating with the project team to provide forward based MSK care to Soldiers in training and clinic-based MSK care to Soldiers
- Assessing Reconditioning Physical Readiness Training (PRT) programs
- Gaining experience conducting injury prevention education classes to Soldiers, medical providers, and leadership as appropriate
- Participating at established temporary treatment sites at PRT and field training events to evaluate and triage injuries
Where will I be located?
Fort Stewart, Georgia
What is the anticipated start date?
USARIEM is ready to make an appointment effective November 2021. Exact start date will be determined at the time of selection and in coordination with the selected candidate. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and internships or fellowships will be filled as qualified candidates are identified.
What is the appointment length?
This appointment is an eight-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.
What are the benefits?
You will receive a stipend to be determined by USARIEM. Stipends are typically based on a 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
The US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) is an internationally recognized center of excellence for Warfighter health and performance. Our research studies are conducted by scientists from our four research divisions, working in concert with one another, as well as other world-class scientists from government, industry and academia. The Military Performance Division of USARIEM conducts research to enhance the performance (physical, cognitive, behavioral and psychomotor) of military occupational tasks, or to prevent performance decrements due to physical overload, nutritional imbalances, environmental and operational stresses, and musculoskeletal injuries.
This program, administered by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and DoD. Participants do not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DoD or any other office or agency. Instead, you will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Health insurance can be obtained through ORISE. For more information, visit the ORISE Research Participation Program at the U.S. Department of Defense.
The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date. U.S. military veterans who have been honorably discharged (or who have been medically discharged because of a service-connected disability) and who received a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree within 10 years of the desired start date are also eligible.
Candidates must also:
- Have current Physical Therapy Licensure
- Be eligible to be licensed to practice in the state of Georgia
- Have First Aid/CPE/AED Certified
- Be able to pass a Federal Background Check
Highly competitive applicants will have education and/or experience in the following:
- Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and sound skills in written and oral communication
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, and Excel)
- Two years of physical therapy experience preferred but not required
- 1-2 years of research experience preferred but not required
- Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
- Degree: Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, or Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing