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Internship - Bio Medical Research for Battlefield Pain

The USAISR is one of six research laboratories within the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC). The institute is the U.S. Army's lead research laboratory for improving the care of combat casualties. Its mission is to provide requirements driven combat casualty care medical solutions and products for injured soldiers from self -aid through definitive care across the full spectrum of military operations. Additionally it provides state-of-the-art burn, trauma, and critical care to DoD beneficiaries around the world. This opportunity is located in San Antonio, TX.

Participants in this research opportunity will study the effects of analgesic interventions on animal behavior and stress. Researching under the mentorship of world-class U.S. Army medical professionals, the participant will analyze the effects of drugs on behavioral responses and biomarker gene expression in the rat model. The intern's research will help identify differentially expressed genes/metabolites, the typical end products of the cellular perturbations. The participant will collaborate with mentoring primary investigators to find signatures of treatment efficacy.

Appointment Length
This 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.

Participant Benefits
Participants will receive a stipend to be determined by USAISR. 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
The 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.

Candidate must be pursuing or have recently completed a bachelor's degree.

Desired Appointment Start Date: September 1, 2019