• Chief, Research and Surveillance Division

    Location US-TX-FT. SAM HOUSTON
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Salary Range
    $121,280 to $157,663
  • Overview


    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 position is located at U.S. Army Medical Command Headquarters, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. MEDCOM HQ's is in beautiful and historic San Antonio and is within easy commuting distance of desirable neighborhoods and excellent school systems. San Antonio offers mild winters, low cost of living, and no personal state income tax. Ft. Sam Houston civilians enjoy use of post recreation facilities i.e. fitness centers, golf course, bowling alley, outdoor rec areas, auto craft shop, equestrian center and on Post Dining Facilities.

    Position is located on a Tobacco Free campus.


    The DOD-VA Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence (EACE) is seeking a leader and eminently qualified experienced researcher for the position of Chief for their Research and Surveillance Division reporting to the Executive Director, EACE. This position directs a multi-agency research program aimed at saving injured extremities, avoiding amputations, and preserving and restoring the function of injured extremities.

    The candidate filling this role will:

    • Develop and implement a strategic vision for research across three geographically dispersed DOD sites located in Military Treatment Facilities.
    • Serve as the subject matter expert for the research process and funding strategies.
    • Partner with the EACE Clinical Affairs team to effect the seamless integration of research findings into clinical care practices. The incumbent is responsible for the development, scientific review, execution, and oversight of national, multicenter clinical studies and associated activities that support these efforts including directing scientific, regulatory, fiscal, and administrative efforts.
    • Direct a government funded staff of 25 of which most are PhD. researchers
    • Enhance the visibility and scientific eminence of the EACE through a variety of activities including: membership on scientific review panels/boards; supervising and mentoring all EACE Principal Investigators; appointment as an adjunct faculty member at the Uniformed University of the Health Sciences; and establishment of significant academic and industry collaborations.


    Travel Required

    50% or less - You may be expected to travel up to 40%.

    Supervisory status





    Conditions of Employment

    Must be a US Citizen


    Other Requirements:

    • 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 trial/probationary period may be required.
    • Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination.
    • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
    • Position requires a Secret security clearance.
    • Position requires 40% TDY travel.


    Applied Knowledge & Skills:

    • Demonstrated excellence in research methodologies
    • Demonstrated success in attracting and managing funding support
    • Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, influence, and collaborate
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate complex issues in a scientifically sound and understandable way

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • 10+ years of post-doctoral experience in research design, implementation and publication with progressive responsibility and career advancement
    • Background in one or more of the following is preferred: physiology, orthopedics or rehabilitation sciences, clinical research, or biomechanics
    • Extensive experience leading a research program and mentoring Principal Investigators





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