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Laboratory Animal Care Project

The mission of United States Army Public Health Center (APHC) is to enhance Army readiness by identifying and assessing current and emerging health threats, developing and communicating public health solutions, and assuring the quality and effectiveness of the Army's Public Health Enterprise. Their vision is to be a world-class provider of public health services across the Army and DOD. For more information about APHC please visit
The Quality Systems and Regulatory Compliance Office optimizes the quality, reliability and effectiveness of APHC products/services through expert consultative services, monitoring and assessing, and education in order to achieve integrity in testing and resulting data in support of accredited programs, and human, animal, and environmental safety.
Under the direction of the mentor, the selected individual will participate within the Veterinary Support Office (VSO) by providing quality care for all animals used at APHC, collaborating with the research staff with respect to the use of laboratory animals, acting as a resource center for the research staff on all issues relating to laboratory animals, and collaborating with the institute in meeting its goal of humane treatment of laboratory animals. Individual will participant with the development and maintenance of training programs and Standard Operating Procedures. Participant will be actively involved with all aspects of maintaining an accredited animal care facility, enabling the participant to learn practices and systems that are in use in laboratory animal research, an often under recognized discipline in the STEM program, in the Federal government as well as the private sector and academia.
Appointment Length
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.
Participant Benefits
Participants will receive a stipend to be determined by APHC. 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.
Additional Information
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.