Neuroprotection Research (BS Candidates)
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 To search and apply for other internships, experiential learning opportunities, academic fellowships and scholarships, please visit Neuroprotection Research (BS Candidates) Two ORISE opportunities are available with the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense. MRICD is seeking college bachelor level student or college graduates in biology, biochemistry, pyschology, neurobiology, neuroscience or similar field. Post-graduates must have completed their degree within the past five years. U.S. Citizenship is Required. Prior animal handling experience is desired. MRICD is seeking ORISE interns to participate in our neuroprotection program. Candidates with experience in animal handling, molecular biology techniques, immunohistochemistry and related-areas are encouraged to apply. Candidates will be involved with animal studies in mice, rats, and guinea pigs to determine the effectiveness of anticonvulsants to terminate nerve agent-induced seizures, evaluating centrally active oximes using similar anticonvulsant models, and continuously measuring brain AChE using in vivo microdialysis techniques. In addition, candidates will be involved in studies utilizing optogenetic manipulations to determine the temporal progression of seizures following nerve agent exposure. The studies will involve surgical preparation of the animals, evaluation of electroencephalographic records and assisting with tissue collection and preparation for histopathological analysis. MRICD employs a multidisciplinary approach to these studies including ELISA, Luminex, immunohistochemistry, and all aspects of histology (i.e., neuroanatomy, staining, imaging analysis, etc.). 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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