Naval Medical Research Unit Dayton conducts research on environmental health effects and aerospace medicine, addressing health and performance challenges faced by service members in operational military environments.
The Environmental Health Effects Laboratory (EHEL) at the Naval Medical Research Unit-Dayton (NAMRU-D) performs research on the physical, physiological and cognitive effects of exposure to environmental hazards and stressors, to include chemicals, particulate matter, noise, temperature/humidity and altitude effects, in addition to other physiological stressors (such as fatigue, dehydration, etc).
What will I be doing?
Under the guidance of a mentor, you will participate in a number of research projects that focus on determining the potential health effects of exposures to different environmental hazards and stressors that service members may encounter during military operations. Ongoing and upcoming projects include evaluating the health and performance effects of various pesticides, diesel exhaust, cockpit pressure fluctuations, as well as efforts to decipher the underlying mechanisms of Gulf War Illness.
Why should I apply?
This internship provides the opportunity to independently utilize your skills and engage with experts in innovative ideas to move the proposed research forward. There are multiple opportunities available to engage in your applied research and evaluation interests.
Where will I be located?
Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH
What is the anticipated start date?
NAMRU-D is ready to make an appointment immediately. Exact start date will be determined at the time of selection and in coordination with the selected candidate.
What is the length of the appointment?
This ORISE appointment is full-time 12-month duration. 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 NAMRU-D. 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
You will 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.
You should be a recent Bachelor’s or Master’s graduate in Life Sciences which include coursework and/or experience in toxicology, animal physiology and/or cellular biology.
- Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
- Degree: Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree received within the last 36 months