Chemical Nerve Agent Countermeasures (BS)
at ORAU/ORISE DoD Programs

Date Posted: 11/27/2018

Opportunity Description

The application for this opportunity is now available on Zintellect, a custom-designed application system for all ORISE opportunities. To be considered for this opportunity, please apply at To search and apply for other internships, experiential learning opportunities, academic fellowships and scholarships, please visit Chemical Nerve Agent Countermeasures (BS Candidates) One ORISE research appointment is available within the Countermeasures Program, Neuroscience Branch at the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD). USAMRICD is the Department of Defense's lead laboratory for development of medical countermeasures against chemical threat agents. In support of this mission, the various labs within the institute research a variety of threat agents and countermeasures using multi-disciplinary approaches and in vitro, in silico, and in vivo models. This is a twelve month research appointment, the appoint terms may be renewed for additional twelve months appointments. U.S. Citizenship is required. The appointment includes, but is not limited to, the following: The ORISE participant will join a dynamic laboratory team dedicated to identifying medical countermeasures for treatment of exposure to various chemical warfare nerve agents. Projects will involve funded research to investigate causes of nerve agent toxicity and the effectiveness of novel treatment drugs. The participant will conduct in vivo pharmacology and toxicology experiments to determine basic mechanisms of action as well as applied studies evaluating and developing pretreatment/treatment regimens and antidotes for chemical surety material. Candidate will be involved with animal studies in rodents (rats and mice) to determine the effectiveness of these novel treatments to counteract nerve agent toxicity. The research project will involve surgical preparation of animals, surgery, evaluation of electrophysiological records, assisting with tissue collection, preparation for histopathological analysis, neuroinflammation studies, immunohistochemistry, and maintenance of detailed records. Click here for more information

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