The U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM), located in Natick, Massachusetts, is an internationally recognized center of excellence for Warfighter health and performance science and its applications. The Institute functions as a world-class laboratory for environmental medicine, physiology, and nutrition research. USARIEM’s highly skilled scientists conduct research in Biophysics & Biomedical Modeling (BBMD), Military Nutrition (MND), Military Performance (MPD), and Thermal & Mountain Medicine (TMMD).
As an ORISE participant, you will gain research experience by participating in project coordination, execution, data analysis, and report generation on various environmental research protocols. Under the guidance of a mentor, you will have an opportunity to assist in the data reduction and statistical analysis of an experiment assessing the efficacy of 14% oxygen breathing for accelerating jet lag recovery, participating in the analysis of cortisol and melatonin assays, jet lag questionnaires, sleep quality and quantity, and core body temperature data. In addition, you will support the research team in protocol development for a field project evaluating an acute mountain sickness alert algorithm and then assist in protocol execution, data analysis, and presentation of the study results. In support of your career development, you will gain additional knowledge and understanding in the advancement of software decision aids and personal status monitors for capturing real-time physiological state.
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 USARIEM. 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.