The Military Performance Division (MPD) within the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) is offering an early morning internship at the Columbia, South Carolina facility.
What will I be doing?
As an ORISE participant, you will join a community of scientists and researchers in an effort to gain experience collecting data and processing biological specimens.
Why should I apply?
Under the guidance of a mentor, you will gain hands-on experience to complement your education and support your academic and professional goals. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to assist and garner hands-on experience in the following activities: 1) data collection, which will primarily include the collection of urine samples and may include questionnaire administration and blood sample collection. 2) processing of biological specimens (urine and blood; training provided). 3) set up of equipment for research experiments and data collection. 4) data entry and assistance with data cleaning.
The data collection and processing activities will primarily occur Monday-Saturday in the early mornings between approximately 5am-8am (exact times subject to change), with the occasional Sunday morning data collection. This will allow you as a student the opportunity to become familiar with and involved with research within a military population without conflicting with your class schedule demands.
Where will I be located?
Columbia, South Carolina. Travel to the data collection site (Fort Jackson in Columbia, SC) is required.
What is the anticipated start date?
Dates of the internship will be approximately July 1, 2021, through October 31, 2021. Official start date must occur by July 1, 2021.
What is the appointment length?
This is a four-month appointment, with the possibility to be renewed for additional research periods. An appointment may be extended depending on funding availability, project assignment, program rules, and availability of the participant. The participation rate will be part-time (about 20 hours/week) depending on candidate availability.
What are the benefits?
You will receive a stipend to be determined by USARIEM. Stipends are typically based on a participant’s academic standing, discipline, experience, and research facility location.
Participants are eligible to purchase health insurance through ORISE.
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.
This program, administered by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and DoD. Participants do 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. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Health insurance can be obtained through ORISE. For more information, visit the ORISE Research Participation Program at the U.S. Department of Defense.
Candidates should currently be pursuing or recently have received one of the following degrees in exercise science, physiology, kinesiology, or a closely related field.
- Associate’s Degree
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Master’s Degree
- Doctoral Degree
Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.
Highly competitive applicants will have education and/or experience in one or more of the following:
- Demonstrated proficiency with written and oral communication, and excellent organizational skills are preferred.
- Experience with collecting data in human subjects research (related to exercise physiology is a plus).
- Demonstrated qualities of being self-motivated, punctual, and able to function well within a collaborative laboratory environment.
Candidates must be available for data collection on Monday-Saturday mornings between approximately 5:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. (exact times subject to change) for daily urine data collection and processing and the occasional Sunday morning data collection. Candidates who have the above Monday-Saturday availability and Sunday availability at least 4 out of the 8 Sundays (approximately August 15 through October 3, 2021) of data collection will be considered.
- Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
- Degree: Associate’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, or Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing.