Components of the online application are as follows:
Submitted documents must have all social security numbers, student identification numbers, and/or dates of birth removed (blanked out, blackened out, made illegible, etc.) prior to uploading into the application system.
If you have questions, send an email to AIRFORCE@orise.orau.gov. Please list the reference code of this opportunity in the subject line of the email.
All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.
The 711th Human Performance Wing (711 HPW), headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, is the first human-centric warfare wing to consolidate human performance research, education, and consultation under a single organization. Established under the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), the 711 HPW is comprised of the Airman Systems Directorate (RH) and the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM). For more information about the Air Force Research Laboratory, 711 Human Performance Wing, Airman Systems Directorate, Airman Biosciences Division, please visit https://afresearchlab.com/.
The postdoctoral participant selected for this opportunity will provide support for the Neurobiology Team research projects. Within this team, research is conducted to understand the biological mechanisms that affect cognitive performance, utilizing physiological and behavioral testing to examine the neurobiological changes that occur following treatment. Current research projects within the laboratory include a study on neural modulation via vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) and a study on intranasal peptide administration for stress resiliency. Both projects are designed to understand the biological mechanisms (e.g. gene expression and cell signaling pathways) by which brain function is modulated. Under the guidance of a mentor, the ORISE participant will take part in training personnel to strengthen their knowledge of scientific management. In addition, the participant will gain experience in experimental design, data collection and analysis, as well as manuscript writing and presenting results.
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.
Participants will receive a stipend to be determined by AFRL. Stipends are typically based on the participant’s academic standing, discipline, experience, and research facility location. Other benefits may include the following:
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 a background in neuroscience and research experience with cellular and molecular biology.