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The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD) is offering a Post-Doctoral opportunity at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Gunpowder, MD. The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD) is the Department of Defense's lead laboratory for medical chemical defense research. As a subordinate element of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC), the institute conducts research for development of medical countermeasures to treat exposure to various chemical threat agents for protection of soldiers and civilians. Scientific disciplines at USAMRICD include, but are not limited to, chemistry, biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, molecular biology, neuroscience, toxicology, physiology, psychology, and immunology Visit us on Facebook at:.http://www.facebook.com/USAMRICD
Why Should I apply?
The research project involves in vivo pharmacology and toxicology experiments to determine age and sex differences in chemical-induced seizure, epileptogenesis, neuroinflammation, and neurodegeneration and response to medical countermeasures in rodents. In addition, in vitro studies will be conducted in collaboration with academia to identify novel medical countermeasures for a variety of chemical threat agents.
What will I be doing?
Under the guidance of neuroscientists at the USAMRICD and the United States Military Academy at West Point, you will gain hands-on experience to complement your education and support your academic and professional goals. This includes, but is not limited to:
Where will I be located?
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
What is the appointment length?
USAMRICD is prepared to begin this appointment as soon as possible and will review applications on an ongoing basis until a candidate is selected. This appointment is a ten 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.
What are the benefits?
You will receive a stipend to be determined by USAMRICD. Stipends are typically based on a participant’s academic standing, discipline, experience, and research facility location.
Other benefits may include the following:
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.
The qualified candidate will possess a Doctoral Degree in Neuroscience, Physiology, Pharmacology, Biopsychology, Biology, Chemistry or similar disciplines, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date. Research experience preferred, special consideration will be given to applicants with previous experience with rodent experimentation including analysis of EEG, gliosis and brain pathology. U.S. Citizenship is required. Other applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
A complete application consists of:
The successful applicant(s) will be required to comply with Environmental, Safety and Health (ES&H) requirements of the hosting facility, including but not limited to, COVID-19 requirements (e.g. facial covering, physical distancing, testing, vaccination(s).
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