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Biometric Sensor Development Research Internship
Air Force Research Lab | Wright-Patterson AFB, OH | STIPEND PROVIDEDThe Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), located at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, is seeking a research participant for the Airman Systems Directorate, 711th Human Performance Wing. The participant will support research to develop a biometric sensor based on measuring and characterizing mitochondrial structure and function as an indicator of Airman health and performance. Specifically, the biometric sensor will detect mitochondria traits to quantitatively inform physiological conditions and predict future performance. VIEW/APPLY ShareTweetShare  

Human Physiological Research Support Training in Diving and Hyperbaric Environments
Navy Experimental Diving Unit | Panama City, FL | STIPEND PROVIDEDThis opportunity takes place at the Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU) in Panama City, Florida.The prospective candidate will support research under Warfighter Human Performance involving basic and applied integrative physiology research. The research primarily involves development of thermophysiological and performance guidance and testing of thermal protection equipment for military operations. VIEW/APPLY ShareTweetShare  

Computer Vision Scientist/Engineer Internship
U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center | Duck, NC | STIPEND PROVIDEDThe prospective postdoctoral intern will conduct applied research in the area of computer vision, image processing and analysis, and data visualization. The overall objectives for this research are to develop new software tools that provide rapid analysis of coastal imagery using feature recognition and structure-from-motion and wave-kinematics inversion algorithms to calculate seamless coastal topo-bathymetric surfaces.  Emphasis will be placed on automation, improving algorithm speed to reduce processing times and increase computational efficiency so that algorithms may be run onboard UAS or on small processors (e.g. mobile apps, toughbooks), as well as constructing an easy to use software interface to process and visualize results. VIEW/APPLY ShareTweetShare  

Chemometrics and Laser Spectroscopy Fellowship
U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center | Hanover, NH | STIPEND PROVIDEDU.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL), located in Hanover, New Hampshire, builds innovative products that support the warfighter, water resources, environment, infrastructure and homeland security. CRREL uses a multi-disciplinary research approach that solves the most difficult environmental physics and cold region engineering problems. With recognized international expertise, CRREL fosters partnerships across government agencies, academia and industry to solve complex problems. This opportunity will provide the candidate with the opportunity to participate with hands-on research aligned with candidate’s area of interest and will have the opportunity to assist with the development of the research proposals, peer review publications, and scientific presentations.  VIEW/APPLY ShareTweetShare  

Soil Data Science and Statistics Research
U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center | Vicksburg, MS | STIPEND PROVIDEDA post-doctoral opportunity is currently available in geosciences working with the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Environmental Laboratory, Soil & Sediment Geochemistry Team. The participant will gain experience in a variety of environmental research activities including, but not limited to, environmental field sampling, chemical, mineralogical, and physical characterizations of soil and water, fate and transport of newly emerging organic and inorganic contaminants of concern, proximal soil sensing, geostatistics, geoforensics, and data input and analytics. You will receive mentoring from federal research scientists and assist in meeting research obligations with the opportunity to generate research proposals, publications, and/or technical reports. Some travel for research expeditions and/or meetings and conferences is likely.  VIEW/APPLY ShareTweetShare  

Molecular Microbiology Internship
U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center | Vicksburg, MS | STIPEND PROVIDEDThe candidate selected for this opportunity will participate in multiple projects focused on various aspects of molecular microbiology. Specific projects include expressing/manipulating synthetic pathways in E. coli and alternative non-model microbial hosts for purification and chemical analysis, accessing the fate and transport of genetic material in environmental matrices, and bacterial viability/functionality in 3D printed materials.The participant will acquire additional skills in developing and characterizing living materials composed of 3D-printed bacteria. The participant will gain experience through mentorship by senior lab personnel and principle investigators by participating in generation of publications, technical reports and presentations. Good communication, interpersonal, and writing skills are essential, as well as a willingness to work in a highly multidisciplinary environment. VIEW/APPLY ShareTweetShare  

Computational Chemistry Postdoctoral Researcher
U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center | Vicksburg, MS | STIPEND PROVIDEDUnder the guidance of a mentor, the participant will conduct research utilizing different computational chemistry approaches such as density functional theory, molecular dynamics simulations, and coarse-graining techniques to study structures and interactions of chemicals in complex media. Particular focus will be on evaluating the fate and transport of different chemicals. Research may also focus on studying effects of hydrations, adsorption, transport and diffusion of organic/inorganic species on some modeled surfaces at both the atomistic and coarse-graining level. Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will engage in preparation of research results to be presented to the broader ERDC community; including, developing these results into publications to inform the broader scientific community through peer-reviewed journals and developing project ideas. VIEW/APPLY ShareTweetShare 


The mission of the Department of Defense (DoD) is to provide the military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of the United States. To support this mission, the DoD is the largest employer of scientists and engineers in the nation. To ensure a continued talent pool, the DoD works hard to grow the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) workforce. The DoD’s Research Participation Programs are managed by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) under an interagency agreement between the DoD and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). With the support of the DOE interagency agreement and management from ORISE, the DoD prepares and strengthens the United States STEM workforce. 
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