Chemical Threat Countermeasures (BS Candidates)
at ORAU/ORISE DoD Programs

Date Posted: 11/30/2018

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 Threat Countermeasures (BS Candidates) One ORISE research appointment is available within the Molecular Toxicology Team at the U.S. 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. The ORISE participant will join a dynamic laboratory team dedicated to identifying medical countermeasures for treatment of exposure to the toxic industrial chemical phosphine. The participant will be involved in an NIH-funded project to establish a pediatric rodent model of phosphine exposure with the goal of developing therapeutics to reduce lethality. The ORISE participant will learn aspects of inhalation toxicology, animal handling, pathological evaluation, clinical blood chemistry, mitochondrial isolation and functional assays, transcriptomics using microarray technology, experimental design and troubleshooting, and data analysis. Opportunities to attend and present at scientific meetings will be provided. Willingness to learn animal handling techniques is required. U.S. Citizenship is required. This is a twelve month research appointment, there may be an optioned to be renewed additional research terms. The Research Participation Program for the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD) provides opportunities to participate in USAMRICD on-going applied research and development projects. USAMRICD is the Department of Defense’s lead laboratory for the execution of medical chemical defense research. As a subordinate element of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), the institute conducts research involving the development, testing, and evaluation of medical counter-measures to the effects of various chemical threat agents. Project areas include chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, molecular biology, neuroscience, toxicology, and immunology. Click here for more information

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Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) administers Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) research participation programs for civilians such as:

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Program that allow senior scientists, faculty; high school, bachelor’s, masters’ and doctoral students, and recent graduates to enhance their science education experience in projects and activities at our Department of Defense (DOD) and other Government and Private Industry customers’ laboratories and research facilities worldwide.

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Research Associateship Program (RAP) allow Postdoctoral Fellows, Journeyman Fellows (undergraduate and graduates students and recent graduates), Senior Researchers, and Summer Faculty engage in research initiatives of their own choice, that are compatible with the interests of the government and will potentially contribute to the general effort of the ARL. Scientists and engineers at ARL help shape and execute the Army's program for meeting the challenge of developing technologies that will support Army forces in meeting future operational needs.

Research opportunities include, but are not limited to the following disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Anthropology, Archeology, Biology, Biochemistry, Biological Engineering, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Health Risk Assessment, Environmental Science, Entomology, Epidemiology, Ergonomics, Geology, Health Education Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Mathematics, Nanotechnology, Photonics, Physics, Public Health Economics, Public Health Policy, and more.

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