The U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM), a subordinate laboratory of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), is an internationally recognized center of excellence for Warfighter performance science and its useful applications. The Institute functions as a world-class laboratory for environmental medicine, physiology, performance, and nutrition research. It features integrated cellular, tissue, & human research programs.The Military Performance Division is offering a post-doctoral fellowship studying risk factors for musculoskeletal injury, particularly bone stress injury/stress fracture. This opportunity will focus on the impact of reproductive hormones (Estrogen, Progesterone, Luteinizing Hormone, and Follicle Stimulating Hormone) as well as the relationship between biomarkers of oxidative stress on bone adaptation by high resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) and musculoskeletal injury during Basic Combat Training. The interests of the lab are to identify risk factors for injury among Soldiers, develop interventions for injury prevention, and ultimately improve Warfighter health and performance. The ORISE fellow will have the opportunity to develop and lead projects as well as gain extensive experience and training in study development and organization, bone imaging, collection and analysis of biological specimens, and dissemination of findings through scientific publications and presentations. The successful postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to gain clinical research skills in study design, study implementation, data cleaning, data organization, statistical analyses, data dissemination, and research experience in a military environment. As an ORISE fellow, they will also have the opportunity to gain authorship on scholarly articles as well as attend and present scientific findings at local and national meetings. Appointment LengthThis 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. Desired appointment start date is 9/20/2020.Participant BenefitsParticipants will receive a stipend to be determined by USAMRMC-RIEM. 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.Training and Travel AllowancePotential to attend and present scientific findings at local and national meetings. Nature of AppointmentThe 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.