Weapons & Materials Research Summer Experience
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 1/11/2019

Opportunity Description

The Weapons and Materials Research Directorate (WMRD) of the US Army Research Laboratory (USARL) has an opportunity for graduate students who are currently enrolled in an accredited Masters or Doctoral degree program to perform research onsite at WMRD facilities during the summer of 2019. The goals of WMRD are to enhance the lethality and survivability of weapons systems, and to meet the soldier's technology needs for advanced weaponry and protection, and novel materials and manufacturing science. Research is pursued in energetic materials dynamics, propulsion/flight physics, projectile warhead mechanics, high-strain and ballistics, terminal effects phenomena, armor/survivability technologies, environmental chemistry, bio-inspired materials, coatings, corrosion, and advanced materials (energetic, metals, ceramics, polymers, composite/hybrids, and mechanics/material response) for armor, armament, missiles, ground vehicles, helicopters, and individual soldier applications necessary for maintaining and ensuring supremacy in future land warfare. Research can be experimental, computational, or a combination of both. Computer resources include PC and LINUX workstations, as well as SGI, IBM, and CRAY mainframes. WMRD has a wide array of experimental capabilities that are both unique and state-of-the-art. Applicants will work directly with ARL researchers on a problem of mutual interest. This opportunity is open to all STEM disciplines that support research in sciences for lethality and protection as well as materials research. These can include, but are not limited to: physics, chemistry, engineering (mechanical, aerospace, chemical, electrical, engineering mechanics), materials science, manufacturing technology, and mathematics. Locations: Adelphi Laboratory Center, Maryland; Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; ARL-West, ARL-South, ARL-Central U.S. Citizenship is required to participate in a Summer Student Experience with WMRD.

Opportunity Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Opportunity Type: Research
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 1/11/2019

About Us

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

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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