Naval Medical Research Unit Dayton (NAMRU) 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?
Under the guidance of a mentor, you will participate in neurotoxicology and neuroscience research to examine the impacts of environmental exposures of organophosphates on locomotor and cognitive function. You will receive mentorship and training in basic research techniques in neuroanatomy including neurobehavior approaches, expanded microscopy methods as well as imaging software applications. Additionally, you will gain an understanding of the operational needs of the joint fleet while supporting research in areas that are pertinent to the United States Navy.
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.
You should be enrolled in a neuroscience undergraduate program with knowledge of basic neuroanatomy and neurophysiology. You should also have some experience/education in immunohistochemistry and confocal microscopy as well as general laboratory practices.
- Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
- Degree: Currently pursuing an Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree