Naval Medical Research Unit – Dayton (NAMRU-D) conducts research on environmental health effects and aerospace medicine, addressing health and performance challenges faced by service members in operational military environments.
What will I be doing?
NAMRU-D’s Environmental Health Effects Lab, Dept. of Behavioral, Cognitive and Neurophysiology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH is seeking undergraduate students to perform and support research activities in the field of neuroscience.
You will receive hands-on training in a variety of laboratory techniques, gain experience in literature searches and review, be involved in experimental design, and participate in discussions of experimental results. You will be expected to exhibit individual initiative, effective communication skills, work independently, accept feedback, be collaborative, possess attention to detail, and be trustworthy.
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 part-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.
Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences, preferably in neuroscience, and have taken courses in biology, chemistry, physiology, and neuroscience. No laboratory experience is necessary.
- Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
- Degree: Currently pursuing an Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree