Interdisciplinary (Research)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jun 20, 2017
Closes
Jul 03, 2017
Function
Analyst, Research
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:

This is a Career Program 16 position located at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center(WRNMMC), Bethesda, MD. The Research & Surveillance (R&S) division of the DoD-VA Extremity Trauma & Amputation Center of Excellence (EACE) conducts research studies aimed at improving the function and quality of life for patients with traumatic extremity injuries, including limb loss. The incumbent will serve as the source matter expert for advanced imaging techniques to support of the EACE research program. The incumbent serves under the direction of the WRNMMC EACE Facility Research Director, who assign areas of responsibility and sets defined program objectives.

The work involves applying extensive knowledge of the full spectrum of biomedical imaging techniques to support complex multi-disciplinary pre-clinical and clinical investigations. Research concentrates on major problems relevant to military extremity trauma and amputation. The highly preferred candidate will have the skills and experience in a variety of advanced imaging techniques to include, but not limited to, ultrasound, x-ray computed tomography, single photon emission tomography, optical coherence tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. The candidate can expect to accomplish a variety of research, engineering, and project administrative goals to achieve professional goals that are in line with the Command's strategic plan. 

 

This is an Interdisciplinary position which may be filled under any of the following titles and occupational series, depending on the qualifications of the applicant and needs of the agency:

  • General Biological Science, GS-0401
  • Physiology, GS-0413  
  • Biomedical Engineering, GS-0858

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Occasional Travel
  • Official travel up to 10% may be required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Secret Clearance Required
  • In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

    Experience required: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
    To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as conducting clinical and/or pre-clinical research studies, writing research manuscripts, writing research grant proposals, and providing recommendations to other professional and senior leaders.

    You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

    • Knowledge of Advanced Biomedical Imaging Techniques for evaluation of Traumatic Extremity Injuries
    • Knowledge of research principles and activities
    • Skill in oral communication
    • Ability to communicate in writing

    This position has basic requirements in order to meet one of the series below. you must meet one of the requirements in one of the series to be fully qualified for the series:

    Biomedical Engineer, 0858

    1. I have a Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. OR
    2. I have a professional registration in biomedical engineering or related engineering field -- Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. OR
    3. I have at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in 1. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in 1. OR
    4. I have successfully completed a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, or biomedical, in lieu of a degree in engineering, and I have at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.

    (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts and/or foreign education evaluation documentation with your application package for any one of these options. Failure to attach the proper documents will result in an ineligible rating due to an incomplete application package.)

    Physiology, 0413

    1. I have a Bachelor's or Master's degree or equivalent in one of the basic animal sciences or physiology; or a related discipline or field of science that included at least 24 semester hours in the basic animal sciences, of which 10 semester hours were in animal physiology.

    (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts and/or foreign education evaluation documentation with your application package for any one of these options. Failure to attach the proper documents will result in an ineligible rating due to an incomplete application package.)

    General Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences Series, 0401

    1. I have a Bachelors' or Master's degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, or chemistry. OR
    2. I have courses equivalent to a major, as shown in 1. above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

    (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts and/or foreign education evaluation documentation with your application package for any one of these options. Failure to attach the proper documents will result in an ineligible rating due to an incomplete application package.)

     Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

    Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
    • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
    • Two year probationary period may be required.
    • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance.
    • Occasional travel inside and outside of the continental United States may be required 20 percent of the time.
    • Relocation incentive may be authorized based on funding and availability. Recruitment and retention incentives are not authorized for this position.

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