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Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Scientist (Naval Medical Center San Diego)

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  • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Scientist (Naval Medical Center San Diego)

    The DoD-VA Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence (EACE) is looking to fill an immediate opening for a Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Scientist at Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA. The candidate will conduct research studies aimed at improving the function and quality of life for patients with traumatic extremity injuries, including limb loss. As a scientific team member, basic, translational and clinical research will focus on musculoskeletal rehabilitation after extremity trauma. Expertise in the scientific method, experiment development, statistics, generation of scientific products, grant writing and management, Institutional Review Board regulations and processes are required. Experience in conducting scientific biomedical research from the most basic to applied, clinical outcomes-oriented efforts are critical. More information about the EACE may be found @

    • Serve a functional role on multidisciplinary research teams to initiate original research through the generation of research grant proposals and formulation of research protocols.
    • Apply comprehensive knowledge of the principles, theories, and practices of rehabilitation therapies, kinesiology, biomechanics, and engineering to design and execute methodologically sound studies.
    • Conduct systematic, critical, intensive, investigation directed toward the development of new or fuller scientific knowledge related to musculoskeletal rehabilitation of traumatic extremity injuries.
    • Disseminate the findings of specialized studies for the advancement of clinical care through the consolidation of research findings and conclusions into completed products for publication in high impact scientific journals and oral presentations at nation and internal scientific conferences.
    • US Citizen
    • Recent experience in conducting scientific biomedical research
    • Experience with Institutional Review Board regulation
    • Experience in grant writing
    Applications will only be considered through To find the position, please type 6468 in the search box. For additional information or questions please contact:

    Shawn Farrokhi, PT, PhD
    Facility Research Director
    DoD-VA Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence (EACE)
    Naval Medical Center San Diego