Transition to a Flexible Career in the Health Industry

ISA provides essential pathways and resources for Active-Duty and Military Veterans to help them find rewarding and flexible work in the growing health industry.

Build Your Career as a Leader in Health

Expand Your Network

Access a specialized military-connected community for exclusive resources and career progressing support

Enhance Your Resume

Participate in upskilling, training, education, and technical experience to enhance your resume

Unlock Career Options

Choose when and where you want to work from virtual freelance projects to connections to health industry work opportunities

Continue to Serve

Contribute to accelerating lifesaving technologies to military, civilian, and international markets

About the Training Program

Who

For Active Duty, military Veterans, and military spouses with a background or training in health, biotech, or life sciences who want to continue to serve and contribute to mission completion within the health industry.

What

The Level I Foundations Course is an online 3-month course consisting of 12 asynchronous weekly modules, weekly group discussions, and case studies. This training will prepare Fellows to serve in roles on Virtual Scientific Advisory Teams.

When

The ISA Level I Foundation Course is offered 3 times per year, starting on the first working Monday during:

Winter Cohort: January – March
Summer Cohort: May – July
Fall Cohort: September – November

The Roles We Train For

Virtual Scientific Advisor

Role:

Provide valuable insights and guidance to help the next generation of biomedical startups innovate their tech, navigate Federal opportunities and requirements, and move from lab to market with speed and success. Interact directly with clients, DoD personnel, researchers, and other components of project teams. Collaborate with other Advisors and Research Specialists as part of one or more Virtual Scientific Advisory Teams.

Training:

Level I Foundations Course (required). Level II Intermediate & Level III Advanced Courses will be made available in the future.

Qualifications: 

  • Military affiliation (Active Duty, Veteran, Military Spouse, National Guard, or Reserve).
  • Biomedically trained or experienced in clinical medicine, operational medicine, health, wellness, life science, public health, nursing, or biomedical engineering. 
  • Suggested: Completed or currently pursuing graduate level education.

Skill Sets:

Skilled in verbal & written communication, technology scouting/ assessment, project management, analytical and associational thinking, collaboration development.

Virtual Research Specialist

Role:

Collaborate with other Researcher Specialists and Scientific Advisors as part of one or more Virtual Scientific Advisory Teams. Perform literature searches and reviews to support or dispute research hypotheses; Write, draft, and review research proposals, white papers, and other documents as needed; Identify and curate funding and collaborative research opportunities to build company-specific strategic roadmaps; and Capture best practices, lessons learned, and measurable outcomes.

Training:

Level I Foundations Course (required). Level II Intermediate Course is currently in development; Level III Advanced Course will be made available in the future.

Qualifications: 

  • Military affiliation (Active Duty, Veteran, Military Spouse, National Guard, or Reserve)
  • Experience or background in clinical medicine, operational medicine, health, wellness, life science, public health, nursing, or biomedical engineering. 
  • Suggested: Completed or currently pursuing undergraduate or graduate level education.

Skill Sets:

Strong verbal & written communication, analytical thinking, project management, detail-oriented.

Virtual Project Manager

Role:

Support the research and projects of Scientific Advisors and Research Specialists as part of one or more Virtual Scientific Advisory Teams. Collect, analyze, and compile information in support of biomedical research. Assist in project management and in reviewing research proposals, grants, and other documents as needed.

Training:

Level I Foundations Course (required). Grant Management Specialist or Project Management (optional).

Qualifications: 

  • Military affiliation (Active Duty, Veteran, Military Spouse, National Guard, or Reserve)
  • Interest in and ability to learn about clinical medicine, operational medicine, health, wellness, life science, public health, nursing, or biomedical engineering industries. 
  • Suggested: Completed or currently pursuing Associate or undergraduate level education.

Skill Sets:

Strong verbal & written communication, an intuitive mindset, team player.

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The Pathway to Your Future

Apply for Scholarship

Apply for Scholarship

ISA provides full-paid scholarships and professional training to qualified Active Duty, military Veterans, and military spouses for the ISA Level I Foundations Course.

Explore Your Options

Explore Your Options

Freelance – Provide freelance remote services to ISA clients as a member of a Virtual SA team.

Part-time & Full-time – Create an AI-powered skills profile with priority listing through community partnerships to get directly connected to hiring managers for part-time and full-time employment opportunities.

Supplement Education – Add value to your future Masters, Doctorate, and Certification career plans.

Train For Your Role

Train for Your Role

The ISA Training Program trains and prepares you for roles such as a Scientific Advisor, Research Specialists, and/or Project Manager.

These critical roles come together to form Virtual Scientific Advisory Teams (SA Teams) who are on a mission to advance lifesaving technologies within the health industry.

Make Your Impact

Make Your Impact

Efficiently solve massive global challenges and harness the potential to change the lives of people around the world.

Apply for Scholarship

Apply for Scholarship

ISA provides full-paid scholarships and professional training to qualified Active Duty, military Veterans, and military spouses for the ISA Level I Foundations Course.

Explore Your Options

Explore Your Options

Freelance – Provide freelance remote services to ISA clients as a member of an SA team.

Part-time & Full-time – Create an AI-powered skills profile with priority listing through community partnerships to get directly connected to hiring managers for part-time and full-time employment opportunities.

Supplement Education – Add value to your future Masters, Doctorate, and Certification career plans.

Train For Your Role

Train for Your Role

The ISA Training Program trains and prepares you for roles such as a Research Assistant, Research Specialists, and Scientific Advisor.

These critical roles come together to form Virtual Scientific Advisory Teams (SA Teams) who are on a mission to advance lifesaving technologies within the health industry.

Make Your Impact

Make Your Impact

Efficiently solve massive global challenges and harness the potential to change the lives of people around the world.

Apply for the Program