Full Job Description
U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)
How to Apply
Components of the online application are as follows:
Educational and Employment History
Essay Questions (goals, experiences, and skills relevant to the opportunity)
Transcripts/Academic Records -
Submitted documents must have all social security numbers, student identification numbers, and/or dates of birth removed (blanked out, blackened out, made illegible, etc.) prior to uploading into the application system.
If you have questions, send an email to ARMY-MRMC@ORISE.ORAU.gov. Please list the reference code of this opportunity in the subject line of the email.
All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.
The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) aims to conduct biomedical research that is responsive to U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Army requirements and delivers lifesaving products including knowledge, technology and medical material that sustain the combat effectiveness of the Warfighter. For more information about WRAIR, please visit: https://www.wrair.army.mil/.
WRAIR has detachments for clinical, behavioral, and epidemiologic research in Asia, Africa, and Europe. WRAIR's Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) oversees approximately 350 active human subjects research protocols. Research protocols consisting of both biomedical and socio-behavioral, under many different reviewed categories such as: research not involving human subjects, exempt research with preexisting specimens/data, minimal risk research including epidemiologic investigations and survey research, clinical investigations exempt from U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations and those conducted under Investigational New Drug (IND) or Investigational Device applications. The participant will learn the specialized regulatory aspects of human subjects research in the U.S. Army, with a strong focus on the context in which international research is performed. Under the guidance of a mentor, the selected candidate will be taught and trained as a health scientist to complement their existing training and education by taking part in human subjects research design of studies that involve vaccines (first in human zika vaccine for example) and devices (new medical apps for personalized healthcare delivery).
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.
Participants will receive a stipend to be determined by WRAIR. 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.
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.
Recent Masters in Regulatory Science, Public Health, Research Management, and/or Bioethics.
Preferred 5-7 years minimum work experience in health-care (example, RN, PA) or research related field with human subjects.
Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
Degree: Master's Degree received within the last 60 months or anticipated to be received by 5/31/2019 12:00:00 AM.
Overall GPA: 3.25
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