Lead Paint in Army Community Housing (BS)
at ORAU/ORISE DoD Programs

Date Posted: 12/5/2018

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/. Lead Paint in Army Community Housing Two ORISE research opportunities are available with the U.S. Army Public Health Center, located at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. APHC is seeking candidates that have completed B.S. in Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Toxicology, Environmental Health, or Public Health. To qualify for ORISE, postgraduate candidates must have completed their degrees within the past five years. This appointment is a twelve month research appoint and can be renewed for additional terms, pending availability of funding. U.S. Citizenship is required. Appointed individuals will participate as part of the team analyzing the data from water and soil samples collected from military housing units; wipe samples collected inside housing units; and x-ray fluorescence (XRF) direct reading measurements of interior and exterior paint. Participants will assist in the evaluation of the data for adherence to scientific protocols and in order to create reports and briefings. This project will enable the participants to apply scientific principles to this public health issue. Participants will learn to examine and use public health and environmental data to explain risk and to support recommendations for risk mitigation. They will translate technical concepts to laymen terms for education of the at-risk population. 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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