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Summer Research Support Intern

The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command's Chemical Biological Center (CCDC-CBC) serves as the Department of Defense's primary technical organization for non-medical chemical and biological defense capabilities for the U.S. Military. The directorate specializes in engineering, technical and acquisition capabilities that bring solutions from concept to development—through design, prototyping, and experimentation to full-service chemical and biological testing, fielding, training, and sustainment. 
The Toxicology and Obsurants Divison at CCDC-CBC will be offering a bachelor's level summer research opportunity. This research study will investigate enzyme aging (dealkylation) of the acetylcholinesterase enzyme in the presence of GD (Soman). This process has presented problems for the development of antidotes effective against GD, and complicated analysis of blood samples exposed to GD. As an ORISE participant, you will investigate new approaches to this problem. Under the guidance of a mentor, you will research the scientific literature to develop approaches, develop model systems, and subsequently study them using NMR spectroscopy. 
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Appointment Length
An ORISE appointment period can be a short-term (less than 2 weeks), summer (10-12 weeks), or yearlong appointment. This is a short-term 2-month full-time appointment.  Appointments may be extended depending on funding availability, project assignment, program rules, and availability of the participant. Desired start date 6/22/2020.
Participant Benefits
Participants will receive a stipend to be determined by USACCBC. Stipends are typically based on the 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
Nature of Appointment
The Participant will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DOD, or any other office or agency. Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.