Drug Research (BS)
at ORAU/ORISE DoD Programs

Date Posted: 11/25/2018

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 https://www.zintellect.com. To search and apply for other internships, experiential learning opportunities, academic fellowships and scholarships, please visit www.zintellect.com/. The U.S. Army Institute of Chemical Defense is seeking candidates that have recently completed a BS in Biological Sciences/Pharmacology/Neuroscience or related field to assist on the following research appointment. The ideal candidate will have completed their bachelor degree within the past five years. This is a twelve month research appointment, the opportunity may be renewed for additional appointment terms. U.S. Citizenship is required. This opportunity includes, but is not limited to, the following: Willing to participate in laboratory experiments for medical and drug research and development projects; learning and performing basic laboratory skills and techniques (pipetting, weighing, drug solution preparation, pH analysis, tissue homogenization, sample centrifugation, etc.); learning and performing small animal (mouse, rat, guinea pig) handling and care, surgical procedures to implant brain EEG electrodes and microdialysis cannulae, and animal physiology and anatomy to dissect various tissue samples; learning and performing enzymatic assay with an automated spectrophotometric system; learning and performing neurotransmitter assay or drug analysis using high-pressure liquid chromatographic (HPLC) systems. This research will provide the participant with valuable hands-on experience in a variety of different disciplines. The participant can expect to gain the following as part of their role in the project: learning basic laboratory skills and techniques; surgical experience including the implantation of EEG devices and microdialysis cannulae; knowledge of rodent anatomy and physiology to aid in the dissection and extraction of various tissues; knowledge of histological techniques required for the preparation of slides for image analysis; analytical experience through data analysis of enzymatic assay results; knowledge of electrophysiology to better understand experiments involving the acquisition of EEG readings and the resulting data; knowledge of automation and instrumentation through the use of liquid handling robotics, plate readers and HPLC systems; experience writing abstracts and preparing posters for presentations. Click here for more information

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About Us

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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