Naval Medical Research Unit Dayton 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?
As a STEM undergraduate student, you will gain hands-on experience in human performance research associated with physiologic episodes as experienced by Naval tactical aviators. The intended research support includes projects associated with physiological monitoring device test and evaluation, cerebral and cognitive effects of varying breathing gas concentrations and dynamics, as well as the development of research devices, human computer interface systems, and questionnaires/cognitive tasks to support multifaceted projects.
You will gain significant insight into research lab operations and data collection, applied psychology, engineering, and physiology based tasks for evaluation of warfighter performance, and clinical research applications and system troubleshooting. Additionally, you will learn about multidisciplinary applied research and gain an understanding of the operational needs of the joint fleet, while supporting research in areas that are practicable and 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?
Dayton, Ohio, and able to participate online/independently/remotely as needed during COVID restriction period.
What is the anticipated start date?
NAMRU-Dayton is ready to make appointments immediately. Exact start dates will be determined at the time of selection and in coordination with the selected candidates. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and fellowships will be filled as qualified candidates are identified.
What is the appointment length?
This ORISE appointment is for a full-time three- to four-month period. 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.
Undergraduate student in a STEM program; desire and ability to collaborate in various environments (hands-on, laboratory, computer based).
- MRI/medical imaging interest
- Device development and engineering interest
- Cognitive performance and evaluation interest
- Applied research and testing interest
- Familiarity with Microsoft Office
- Ability to research in the laboratory majority of the time, but able to work on line/independently/remotely as needed during COVID restriction period.
- Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
- Degree: Currently pursuing a High School Diploma/GED, Associate’s Degree, or Bachelor’s Degree to be received by 5/31/2025 11:59:00 PM