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“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 [email protected] Objectives Why Work for the Military and Government?

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“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

[email protected]

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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?
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“ 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
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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
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National Research Council
  • Federal Laboratories
  • Postdoctoral and Senior Scientist Fellowships
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Scientists in Government
  • Laboratory Scientists
  • Grants Administrators
  • Science Policy
  • Technology Transfer
  • Information Technology Specialist
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Scientists in Government
  • Websites of Agencies (NIH)
  • http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/
  • http://www.fedworld.gov/jobs/jobsearch.html
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Scientists Within the Military
  • DoD Civilians
  • Uniformed Officers
  • Contractors
  • National Research Council Fellows
  • Public Health Service Officers
  • Other Governmental Agencies
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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
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Balkans

Korea

South

America

Middle East

Central Asia

Africa

Tibetan Plateau

Scientists Within the Military

Central America

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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

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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
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Career Challenges in Military or Government?
  • Grant Writing Experience
    • NIH Grant Writing Workshops
    • Proposals, STO Funding
  • Academic Flexibility
    • Collaboration, Publishing
    • Inventions, Security Issues
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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*
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Careers Rewards in Military or Government?
  • Job Security
  • Intramural Funding
  • No Teaching Responsibilities
  • Travel & Adventure
    • Field Research
    • Airborne
    • Combat
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Careers Rewards in Military or Government?
  • Benefits
    • Insurance
    • Pension and Retirement Plans
  • Leadership Experience
  • Patriotism
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Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
    • -Ralph Waldo Emerson
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