The US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) is an internationally recognized military laboratory located in Natick, Massachusetts with the overreaching research goal of maximizing and optimizing Warfighter health and performance. USARIEM’s research is divided into four divisions: Military Performance, Military Nutrition, Thermal and Mountain Medicine, and Biophysics and Biomedical Modeling.
The Biophysics and Biomedical Modeling Division (BBMD) is seeking a part-time undergraduate research fellow to participate in ongoing and upcoming research studies regarding military load carriage, thermophysiological modeling for female warfighters, and advanced body composition technologies.
What will I be doing?
As an ORISE participant, you will join a community of scientists and researchers in an effort to gain knowledge, skills, and abilities related to exercise laboratory procedures as well as data collection, entry, organization, and analysis. In addition, you will gain valuable educational experience by learning about scientific literature searches and technical report preparation.
Why should I apply?
Under the guidance of a mentor, you will gain hands-on experience to complement your education and support your academic and professional goals. Along the way, you will engage in activities and research in several areas. Through your participation in BBMD research studies you will seek to characterize modern warfighters across services as well as develop new methods for predicting energy expenditure, body temperature, and performance limits in active military personnel.
What is the anticipated start date?
The USARIEM is ready to make appointments beginning October 4, 2021. Exact start dates will be determined at the time of selection and in coordination with the selected candidate. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and internships or fellowships will be filled as qualified candidates are identified.
What is the appointment length?
This appointment is a part-time nine-month research appointment (20 hours per week), 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 USARIEM. 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
The US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) is an internationally recognized center of excellence for Warfighter health and performance science located in Natick, Massachusetts. USARIEM functions as a world-class laboratory for research related to environmental medicine, biophysics and biomedical modeling, military performance, thermal physiology, physiology, and nutrition.
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.
The qualified candidate will have earned or be on track to earn a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, biomedical engineering, bioinformatics, health sciences, or a closely related field. If already earned, the degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.
Highly competitive applicants will have education and/or experience to include:
- Basic Microsoft Office software skills
- Familiarity with laboratory procedures such as exercise tests (e.g., VO2max, 1-repetition maximum)
- Metabolic measurement systems
- Heart rate monitoring
- Body composition
- Data entry
- Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
- Degree: Bachelor’s Degree received within the last 60 months or anticipated to be received by 8/31/2024 12:00:00 AM