The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD) is the Department of Defense’s lead laboratory for medical chemical defense research. As a subordinate element of the U.S. Army Medical Development and Materiel Command (USAMRDC), the institute conducts research for development of medical countermeasures to treat exposure to various chemical threat agents for protection of soldiers and civilians. Scientific disciplines at USAMRICD include, but are not limited to, chemistry, biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, molecular biology, neuroscience, toxicology, physiology, psychology, and immunology. Visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/USAMRICD.
Why should I apply and what will I be doing?
USAMRICD is seeking motivated recent graduates to participate in our research activities. ORISE interns will participate in a variety of on-going research projects at the institute, all in support of our mission to discover and develop medical products and knowledge solutions against chemical and biochemical threats.
Under the guidance of a mentor, you will gain hands-on experience to complement your education and support your academic and professional goals. You will have an active role in the laboratory and research projects in all aspects that may include:
- Learning techniques involving microscopy, histology, RNA isolation, cell culture, small animal handling, organ dissection, electrophysiology, plethysmography, fluorometry, and spectrophotometry
- Engaging in aspects of experimental design, troubleshooting, and data analysis
USAMRICD has a culture of teamwork, as such you will learn how to be a member of a laboratory team and how teams of researchers accomplish a common research goal. In addition, you will have an opportunity to attend seminars and conferences for both professional and scientific development.
What is the appointment length?
USAMRICD is prepared to begin this appointment as soon as possible and will review applications on an ongoing basis until a candidate is selected. This appointment is a twelve month research appointment, with the possibility to be renewed for additional research periods. Appointments may be extended depending on funding availability, project assignment, program rules, and availability of the participant.
What are the benefits?
You will receive a stipend to be determined by USAMRICD. Stipends are typically based on a participant’s academic standing, discipline, experience, and research facility location.
Other benefits may include the following:
- Health Insurance Supplement (Participants are eligible to purchase health insurance through ORISE)
- Relocation Allowance
- Training and Travel Allowance
This program, administered by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and DoD. Participants do not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DoD or any other office or agency. Instead, you will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Health insurance can be obtained through ORISE. For more information, visit the ORISE Research Participation Program at the U.S. Department of Defense.
Applicant should have completed a Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field within the past five years.
Must be a U.S. Citizen.