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Human Performance Optimization Research - Postdoctoral

The US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) is an internationally recognized center of excellence for Warfighter health and performance science located in Natick, Massachusetts. USARIEM functions as a world-class laboratory for research related to environmental medicine, biophysics and biomedical modeling, military performance, thermal physiology, physiology, and nutrition.

USARIEM is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow to learn under the guidance of a mentor to develop, collect, organize, and analyze ongoing and upcoming research studies regarding human performance optimization. This individual will participate and gain valuable experience in the following areas:
  • Conduct searches of scientific literature
  • Collect, analyze, perform calculations, and chart research data
  • With guidance, set-up equipment for research experiments
  • Gain hands-on experience in the research protocol development process
  • Write and edit research reports
  • Support the overall vision of USARIEM

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 USARIEM. 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.
Candidates should have recently earned a doctorate degree in the exercise sciences or a closely related field and have experience with collecting data in human subjects. Demonstrated proficiency in publishing peer-reviewed scientific journal articles as well as oral communication is desirable. Candidates should have extensive experience with statistical computing software and advanced mathematical modeling techniques. U.S. Citizenship is required.