Inhalation Toxicology Research Intern
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 Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), the institute conducts research to develop medical countermeasures to treat exposure to various chemical threat agents for the protection of soldiers and civilians. Scientific disciplines at USAMRICD include chemistry, biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, molecular biology, neuroscience, toxicology, physiology, psychology, immunology, and much more.
The Inhalation Toxicology Team's primary research focus is on a thorough analysis of all aspects of in vivo inhalation exposure models. As an ORISE participant, you will partake in a collaborative, team-oriented environment. This opportunity will focus on the participant's learning experience, focusing on applied laboratory-based experiments and producing data on the effects of various inhaled chemical agents and medical countermeasures in various animal species. Throughout this opportunity, you will obtain hands-on experience in animal research and the handling and collection of tissues from animals exposed to various chemicals, all in compliance with IACUC protocols.
Under the guidance of a mentor, you will learn to compile, analyze, and present experimental data using multiple spreadsheets, statistical analysis, and presentation programs and contributing to the design and development of inhalation exposure systems, experimental protocols, and manuscripts. Your mentor will also focus on your personal career development, by providing safety training, education on maintaining laboratory notebooks and accurate records of chemical inventory, and chemical agents required by USAMRICD and other competitive employment opportunities.
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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.
Participants will receive a stipend to be determined by MRICD. Other benefits may include the following:
- Health Insurance Supplement. Participants are eligible to purchase health insurance through ORISE
- 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.
While participants will not enter into an employment relationship with DOD or any other agency, this opportunity will require a suitability investigation/background investigation. Any offer made is considered tentative pending favorable outcome of the investigation.