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Musculoskeletal Injury Translational Support Scientist

The U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (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. 

With the collaborative support of mentoring institute scientists, the post-doctoral participant will support establishing a translational research line within the military personnel division. This will identify the underlying mechanisms of a skeletal overuse injury, and screen potential interventions/ countermeasures to reduce injury risk in preclinical models. In addition, this research will include laboratory-based and field-based hands-on experience while identifying other possible translational research opportunities. The participant will gain experience with human research studies investigating the effects of military occupational (e.g., physical/cognitive exertion) and environmental (e.g., heat, cold, altitude, dietary intake) exposures on physical performance. The participant will also have the opportunity to network and interact with the broader scientific community and DoD research communities at conferences and other research venues.

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.