Surgical Staff Scientist

Updated: May 16, 2018
Job ID: 213947
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Ft. Sam Houston, TX, United States

Join the HJF Team!

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF) is looking for a Surgical Staff Scientist to support research and program objectives of the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) located on Fort Sam Houston. USAISR is dedicated to both laboratory and clinical trauma research.  Research efforts will involve investigation of improved methods of hemorrhage control and hemostasis at the point of injury to treat severe bleeding, and to optimize far-forward physiologic resuscitation strategies for prolonged field care.  This position will support research protocols within the Coagulation and Blood Research (CBR) Task Area.  It will plan, conduct and coordinate the research of diagnostics and therapeutics to treat the Coagulopathy of Trauma, support resuscitation of critically injured patients, and mitigate multi-organ failure with safe and effective blood products and cellular therapies far forward of fixed medical facilities.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

  • Support efforts to provide requirements driven innovations in combat casualty care to advance medical care for injured services members. 
  • Conduct animal research to satisfy mission support requirements
  • Perform animal surgery to include both routine catheterizations and complex cardiovascular and neurological surgery.
  • Perform all aspects of critical care management of critically ill, mechanically ventilated animals. 
  • Operate a variety of clinical and experimental monitors and life support systems, to include mechanical ventilators, data acquisition systems, pulmonary mechanics monitors, and intra-as well as extracorporeal oxygenation circuits. 
  • Perform and oversee surgical trauma and bleeding protocols, and collection of blood and tissue samples.
  • Perform 3- dimensional image reconstruction and quantitative analysis of X-rays or CT scans.
  • Analyze physiologic waveforms data by time, spectral, and fractal techniques using commercial software.
  • Lead animal research team and serve as an investigator on animal protocols.  
  • Perform appropriate statistical computations on raw data, and to be able to use software: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, JMP, Sigma Plot/Stat, and GraphPad Prism to organize and analyze data. 
  • Prepare photography, graphics, and image production, for study presentations and publications. 
  • Participate in interpretation of results and prepares manuscripts, reports, and presentations for publication. 
  • Maintain current knowledge of developments in the field of trauma, critical care and hemorrhagic shock research, and transfusion medicine.
  • Maintain experimental data in organized notebooks and electronic files. 
  • Participate in interpretation of results and prepares manuscripts, reports, and presentations for publication. 
  • The Contractor shall maintain current knowledge of developments in the field of trauma, critical care and hemorrhagic shock research, and transfusion medicine.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in related scientific discipline with a minimum of 2 - 4 years of experience of related research experience
  • Perform complex surgical procedures in small animal polytrauma models to study the Coagulopathy of Trauma and evaluate candidate blood products and cellular therapies in these modes

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Director of Human Resources.

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