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  1. “Career Opportunities in the U.S. Military & Government: A Scientist Prospective” Robert Carter III, Ph.D., M.P.H. US Army Captain, Medical Service Corps Research Physiologist robert.carteriii@us.army.mil

  2. Objectives • Why Work for the Military and Government? • Where in Government are Scientists Employed? • Where in the Military are Scientists Employed? • What are the Challenges and Rewards?

  3. “ The government organizations think of the postdoc period as a training period, and support training through institutional programs” David Gottesman - NIH Intramural Research Deputy Director • NCI • NIH • Livermore Lab • Naval Research Lab • NIEHS

  4. Scientists in Government • National Laboratories • Lovelace, Lawrence Livermore • National Institutes of Health • Federal Bureau of Investigation • USDA, NASA • Indian Health Service • Federal Departments and Agencies

  5. National Research Council • Federal Laboratories • Postdoctoral and Senior Scientist Fellowships

  6. Scientists in Government • Laboratory Scientists • Grants Administrators • Science Policy • Technology Transfer • Information Technology Specialist

  7. Scientists in Government • Websites of Agencies (NIH) • http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/ • http://www.fedworld.gov/jobs/jobsearch.html

  8. Scientists Within the Military

  9. Scientists Within the Military • DoD Civilians • Uniformed Officers • Contractors • National Research Council Fellows • Public Health Service Officers • Other Governmental Agencies

  10. Scientists Within the Military • Naval, Army, and Air Force Medical Centers • Specialty Laboratories • Infectious Disease, Naval Submarine Lab, Surgical Research, WRAIR • Industry • Military Academies, Medical School • National Institutes of Health • Armed Forces Radiobiology Laboratory

  11. Balkans Korea South America Middle East Central Asia Africa Tibetan Plateau Scientists Within the Military Central America

  12. Medical Technologists • Nutritional Scientists • Pharmacologists • Physical Scientists • Physicians • Physiologists • Psychologists • Statisticians • Veterinarians • Biochemists • Biomechanicists • Biomedical Engineers • Biophysicists • Cellular Biologists • Dietitians • Epidemiologists • Mathematicians • Microbiologists Scientists within the Military

  13. Scientists within the Military • Government Service Application (DoD) • National Research Council (Fellowships) • http://www7.nationalacademies.org/fellowships • Commissioned Officers (HC Recruiters) • DoD • Public Health Service Corps

  14. Career Challenges in Military or Government? • Grant Writing Experience • NIH Grant Writing Workshops • Proposals, STO Funding • Academic Flexibility • Collaboration, Publishing • Inventions, Security Issues

  15. Career Challenges in Military or Government? • Change Duty Assignments (Active Duty Military) • Foreign Postdocs / Scientists • Security (Post 9/11) • Citizenship Issues • Mission or Objective Oriented*

  16. Careers Rewards in Military or Government? • Job Security • Intramural Funding • No Teaching Responsibilities • Travel & Adventure • Field Research • Airborne • Combat

  17. Careers Rewards in Military or Government? • Benefits • Insurance • Pension and Retirement Plans • Leadership Experience • Patriotism

  18. Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. • -Ralph Waldo Emerson