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Job Title Biological Sciences Technician
Company Summary All opportunities posted are ongoing.

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.


Selected Fellows/Researchers will have the opportunity to perform research on topics of interest to the U.S. Government and to interact with leading scientists performing research and/or advising at the sponsor. The extensive partnering relationships with universities and other government agencies will expose participants to a broad research community. Program participants will have the opportunity to meet government decision-makers and learn directly from them about the role of scientific research in addressing complex, real-world (i.e., operational) needs. Furthermore, fellows have the opportunity to learn how research products transition from the proof-of-concept stage to integrated production systems. Other benefits may include the following:
• Stipend Payments

• Health Insurance

• Inbound Relocation/Dislocation

• Training & Travel


Applicants should have recently completed a degree within five years of the desired starting date in or related discipline, or will be able to complete of all requirements for the degree within six months of the starting date. Other applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The program is open to all qualified U.S. citizens without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, or status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran.


Applications are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis. Selections are made as openings occur throughout the year. A complete application includes: profile, two references, and transcripts for all degrees earned and/or currently attending.


The participants will be selected based on academic records, recommendations, applied research interests and compatibility of background with applied research programs and projects at the host Installation. The initial appointment is typically for one year and may be renewed for up to four additional years based upon recommendation of the host installation and subject to availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend which is determined based upon level of education, training, and experience. Inbound travel and moving expenses are reimbursed according to established policies. Travel and other costs will also be reimbursed for training related to the project and approved by ORAU and the host installation. The participant must show proof of health and medical insurance. Health plans are available through the ORAU for Postgraduate Internship participants.
Location Natick, MA
Country USA
Position Id USARIEM-2007471879
Job Description

The Military Performance Division of USARIEM is seeking a highly motivated biological sciences technician to assist principal investigators with cellular and animal research studies.  The selected candidate will maintain mammalian cell cultures, collect and process biological samples, keep detailed records of experiments, and perform basic laboratory techniques (e.g, pPCR, western blot, ELISA) to determine the effects of nutritional and hormonal interventions on mineral and bone metabolism.


USARIEM, located in Natick, Massachusetts, is an internationally recognized center of excellence for health and performance science and its applications.  The Institute functions as a world-class laboratory for environmental medicine, physiology, and nutrition research.  The Military Performance Division conducts research on physiological issues affecting the health and mission-readiness of military personnel. 


Candidates must have Bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences, such as biology, chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, nutrition or a closely related field.  Experience with basic laboratory skills required.  Experience with cellular and animal research studies, and software programs including excel and SPSS preferred.  This internship will be administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).  US Citizenship and travel are required. 


Number of Openings 1
Degree Specialization biology, chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, nutrition or a closely related field
Degree Required Bachelor Degree Graduate