Biomedical Engineer - Master's Level
The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research is offering a master's-level internship at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
What will I be doing?
As an ORISE participant, you will join a community of scientists and researchers in an effort to develop and validate a trauma relevant manikin model of the difficult airway. This will serve as a platform to assess the efficacy and implementation of airway management devices in development for battlefield medicine and trauma patients. You may be involved in the following research activities:
- 3D modeling
- Investigation of novel fabrication techniques
- Material selection
- Experimental design
- Technical writing and presentation
Why should I apply?
Under the guidance of a mentor, you will gain hands-on 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 include, but are not limited to:
- Opportunity to enhance physiologically-based engineering design skills
- Develop SolidWorks and 3-D printing expertise
- Experience the team atmosphere that encompasses military medicine
Where will I be located?
San Antonio, Texas
What is the anticipated start date?
Exact start dates 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 a 10-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 USAISR. Stipends are typically based on a participant’s academic standing, discipline, experience, and research facility location. Other benefits may include the following:
- Participants are eligible to purchase health insurance through ORISE
- Relocation Allowance
- Training and Travel Allowance
The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering and be working toward or have earned a Master's degree. Degree must have been received within 5 years of the appointment start date.
Highly competitive applicants will have education and/or experience in one or more of the following:
- 3-D printing
- Physiological modeling
- Good interpersonal and communication skills
- Willingness to work as part of a collaborative unit
- Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
- Degree: Master's Degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing.
- Overall GPA: 3.00
The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research 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."
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.