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Visiting Scientist Program
Federal Bureau of Investigation Laboratory
Counterterrorism and Forensic Science Research Unit
Quantico, Virginia

Project Description: The Counterterrorism and Forensic Science Research Unit (CFSRU) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Laboratory is located on the campus of the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. CFSRU provides technical leadership and the advancement of forensic science for the FBI as well as state and local law enforcement agencies. The CFSRU seeks qualified candidates possessing a master's or doctoral degree to participate in scientific research in forensic anthropology. Applicants must have completed their degree within the last three years or expect to complete all requirements before beginning an appointment. Applicants should have an interest in forensic science, be conducive to acquiring new skills, and be able to provide their own transportation and lodging. Applicants must submit to a comprehensive background investigation. Due to the time required for completion of the background investigation, applicants should apply a minimum of 3 months before their desired start date.See project FBI/CFSRU 2006-01. PDF File

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Internship Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Region 5 Chicago Regional Laboratory (CRL)
Chicago, Illinois

Project Description: A research project is available with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Chicago Regional Laboratory (CRL) in Chicago, Illinois. As EPA laboratories responsible for implementing the monitoring environmental concerns, the Office of Water (OW) and CRL have a fundamental role to collect, analyze and disseminate data on the physical, chemical and biological integrity. The intern will be trained by CRL staff scientists involved in the analysis and reporting of environmental data and the planning and conducting of oral or poster presentations. The applicant must have a bachelor's degree with at least one year of experience in an environmental or industrial laboratory. Students currently enrolled in a master's or doctoral program in analytical chemistry or recent graduate degree recipients are also encouraged to apply. See project EPA-Region 5-CRL-2006-03. PDF File

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Postgraduate Research Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Exposure Research Laboratory
Cincinnati, Ohio

Project Description: A research project is available through the Postgraduate Research Program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Exposure Research Laboratory's (NERL) Microbiological Exposure Research Branch (MERB) in Cincinnati, Ohio. Under the guidance of a research mentor, the participant will study various aspects of exposure analysis. The participant will also use molecular techniques for targeted screening of pathogenic species. The application of these genomic techniques may be extended to characterize mutant bacteria. Applicants should have received a bachelor's degree in biology, microbiology, molecular biology, or a closely related discipline within three years of the desired starting date or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date. Knowledge of vector insertions, cloning, nucleic acid extraction, and gel electrophoresis is essential. See project EPA-NERL-2006-07. PDF File

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Postgraduate Research Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Exposure Research Laboratory
Cincinnati, Ohio

Project Description: A research project is available through the Postgraduate Research Program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Exposure Research Laboratory's (NERL) in Cincinnati, Ohio. Under the guidance of a research mentor, the participant will gain educational benefits through involvement in developing methods to concentrate and detect helicobacter.pylori. and other microbes in water. The participant will be involved in the development of a sample pre-concentration and preparation process that can be integrated into downstream quantitative polymerase chain reaction QPCR methods for the detection of pathogens from drinking and other types of water samples. The development of a molecular detection method coupled to a pre-concentration process is critical for a determination of occurrence in drinking water. Applicants should have received a master's or doctoral degree in microbiology or a closely related discipline within three years of the desired starting date or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date. Experience in the culture of microorganisms and molecular detection methods, and with waterborne pathogens is desirable. See project EPA-NERL-2006-06. PDF File

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Postgraduate Research Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Exposure Research Laboratory
Cincinnati, Ohio

Project Description: A research project is available through the Postgraduate Research Program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Exposure Research Laboratory's (NERL) Biohazard Assessment Research Branch in Cincinnati, Ohio. Under the guidance of a research mentor, a qualified participant will conduct a project to evaluate sample preparation methods for waterborne pathogens. This project will involve the evaluation of sample collection procedures for their ability to concentrate viruses and/or parasites. The evaluation will involve the use of cell culture methods, molecular (PCR) assays, and/or microscopy. Applicants should have received a degree in microbiology, molecular biology, or a closely related discipline within three years of the desired starting date or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date. See project EPA-NERL-2006-03. PDF File

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Postgraduate Research Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Exposure Research Laboratory
Cincinnati, Ohio

Project Description: A research project is available through the Postgraduate Research Program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Exposure Research Laboratory's (NERL) Biohazard Assessment Research Branch (BARB) in Cincinnati, Ohio. Under the guidance of a research mentor, a postgraduate training opportunity is available for a highly motivated candidate to participate in ongoing research related to developing methods that measure prevalence and occurrence of emerging waterborne parasites in environmental water matrices. Specifically, molecular and genomics approaches such as real time PCR and microarrays will be used to develop a more accurate and sensitive parasite detection techniques. Applicants should have received a degree in microbiology, molecular/cell biology, or a closely related discipline within three years of the desired starting date or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date. A strong background in host/pathogen interactions and experience with protozoan parasites is highly desirable. See project EPA-NERL-2006-02. PDF File

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Postdoctoral Research Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Exposure Research Laboratory
Cincinnati, Ohio

Project Description: A research project is available through the Postgraduate Research Program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Exposure Research Laboratory's (NERL) Biohazard Assessment Research Branch in Cincinnati, Ohio. Under the guidance of a research mentor, a qualified participant will gain educational benefits through involvement in a virus occurrence study. Applicants should have received a degree in microbiology, molecular biology, or a closely related discipline within three years of the desired starting date or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date. A background in virology is desirable. See project EPA-NERL-2006-01. PDF File

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Postgraduate Research Participation Program
National Center for Environmental Assessment 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Cincinnati, Ohio

Project Description: A research position is available with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) in Cincinnati, Ohio. Under the guidance of a research mentor and other project investigators, the participant will contribute to a project to develop, optimize and experimentally evaluate a novel fluorescent micro-beads immunoassay for measurement of antibody responses to potentially waterborne infections, evaluate and apply novel methods of detection and enumeration of viral and protozoan pathogens in water samples, and conduct genetic analyses of viral and protozoan pathogens. The participant will also contribute to data interpretation and participate in high profile research on the public health effects of microbial pollution of drinking water. Throughout this 2.5 year-long internship, the participant will closely interact with leading experts in virology, parasitology, immunology and epidemiology at EPA. The participant will also have access to a state of the art laboratory featuring flow cytometers, DNA sequencing and quantitative PCR instrumentation. Applicants should have received a bachelor's or preferably a graduate degree in a biological science or other appropriate scientific field. Prior experience in immunology, virology or parasitology is desirable. See project EPA-NCEA-2006-03. PDF File

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Internship Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Region 5 Chicago Regional Laboratory (CRL)
Chicago, Illinois

Project Description: A research project is available with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Chicago Regional Laboratory (CRL) in Chicago, Illinois. The purpose of this project is to develop methods for the analysis of industrial, agricultural, pharmaceutical and household products by LC/MS. This study may also involve the development of sample preparation techniques in order to analyze a variety of environmental matrices. The intern will be assigned to CRL staff scientists involved in the analysis and reporting of environmental data and the planning and conducting of oral or poster presentations. The applicant must have a bachelor's degree with at least one year of experience in an environmental or industrial laboratory. Students currently enrolled in a master's or doctoral program in analytical chemistry or recent graduate degree recipients are also encouraged to apply. See project EPA-Region 5-CRL-2006-01. PDF File

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Postgraduate Research Opportunities
Defense POW/MISSING Personnel Office
Department of Defense
Washington, D.C.

Historian: The Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) has an urgent need to fill a position for a Postgraduate Research Associate in history. An immediate opening exists for an outstanding master’s recipient with expertise in military history or related fields, and archival research and analysis, to participate in historical research projects related to DPMO’s mission: the recovery and identification of missing U.S. service members. Applicants should have a strong foundation and demonstrated proficiency in the ability to research, catalogue and analyze relevant historical data from primary, secondary or tertiary sources. DPMO expects candidates to be skilled at extracting critical elements of information and conveying it in writing for a diverse audience. See project DPMO 2005-01. PDF File

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Research Participation Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Center for Environmental Assessment
Cincinnati, Ohio

Project Description: A research project is available through the Research Participation Program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) in Cincinnati, Ohio. EPA is conducting a coordinated series of studies to support a quantitative environmental risk assessment of disinfection by-product (DBP) mixtures. EPA’s effort, called the 4 Lab study, involves drinking water treatment, sample concentration, analytic chemistry, toxicologic studies and statistical analysis. The researcher will be involved in conducting quantitative research using the data generated by the 4 Lab Study. Areas of involvement include experimental design, power calculations, dose-response modeling, hypothesis testing, chemical mixtures risk assessment methods development, and analysis and interpretation of toxicology and chemistry data. Applicants should have received a graduate degree (master’s or doctoral) in statistics, biostatistics, mathematics or an equivalent field of study within three years of the desired starting date, or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date. See project EPA-NCEA-2005-02. PDF File

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Internship Program Opportunities
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Water
Washington, D.C.

Assessing Pollutants from Airport Deicing and Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations: The Engineering and Analysis Division (EAD) is in the Office of Science and Technology, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA). EAD is the office charged with protecting our nation's waters, oceans, wetlands, and watersheds. The EAD team of biologists, chemists, statisticians, engineers, economists, risk assessors and others develop and apply state-of-the-art engineering, mathematical and science tools to the analysis and control of pollutants in rivers, lakes, streams, and puddles. EPA’s mandate under the Clean Water Act is to maintain and improve water quality in cost-effective ways. The intern will be assigned to and trained by chemical, civil and environmental engineers, and scientists to acquire and analyze data that may lead to regulatory controls on pollutants in effluents from wastewater treatment facilities and airport deicing operations. The intern will learn to interact collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team of environmental professionals. The applicant should have a master’s degree in chemical, civil or environmental engineering within three years of the desired starting date or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date. Knowledge or experience in chemical recycling and municipal wastewater treatment is desirable. See project EPA Water 2005-41. PDF File

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Internship Program Opportunities
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Water
Washington, D.C.

Project Description: The Office of Science and Technology (OST) is one of four offices within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Water. OST applies science and technology to protect water quality. OST staff is multi-disciplinary and includes statisticians, biologists, chemists, engineers, economists, and others. The intern will be involved in projects that evaluate pollutants remaining in water discharges after treatment. In particular, the program is planning two studies on “Publicly Owned Treatment Works” (POTWs) for which data will be evaluated. The intern will be trained within the statistics program in OST’s Technology and Statistics Branch. As a member of multi-disciplinary teams, the intern will provide statistical analyses of pollutant and other data collected from POTWs. The applicant must have received a master’s degree in statistics or a closely related field within three years of the desired starting date or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date. Advanced coursework in statistical theory and expertise in SAS programming are desired. See project EPA Water 2005-40. PDF File

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Internship Opportunity
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water
Cincinnati, Ohio

Project Description: A research project is available at the Technical Support Center (TSC) of the Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Cincinnati, Ohio. Under the guidance of TSC staff, with one serving as a mentor, the participant will gain real-world drinking water treatment experience through involvement in TSC’s Drinking Water Optimization Program. This program develops, demonstrates, and implements innovative approaches which help drinking water systems optimize their operations to produce higher-quality finished water that will enhance public health protection and assist them in meeting increasingly stringent drinking water regulations drinking water treatment. As a member of TSC’s Drinking Water Optimization Team, the participant will have the opportunity to make significant contributions to one of EPA’s unique, cutting edge programs. Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in civil, environmental or chemical engineering, or a related scientific field and have successfully completed at least one university-level laboratory science course. Background in water treatment is desirable. See project EPA-OW-2005-01. PDF File

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Internship Program Opportunity
U.S. Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Marine Fisheries Service
Seattle, Washington

Project Description: The National Marine Fisheries Service has an opportunity available for a recent college graduate with an education in biology or marine affairs. The intern will be involved with NMFS scientists and staff in managing a major Pacific salmon recovery and restoration grants program. The intern will work closely with the Deputy Regional Administrator, a NOAA data management team, and the program grantees. Applicants must demonstrate that they have or will receive a bachelor's degree or higher with a major field of study in biology (preferably fisheries science) or marine affairs during the period between June 2001 and June 2005. Experience in research, monitoring, and evaluation would be helpful. Additional desirable experience and/or knowledge includes habitat restoration, ecosystem interactions, Pacific salmonid species and life histories, and natural resource policy. See project NOAA2005-04. PDF File

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Internship Program
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Habitat Conservation Division
Boise, Idaho

Geographic Information Systems Analyst: The Habitat Conservation Division of NOAA Fisheries has an internship for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst to provide analyses of biological and other natural resource information utilizing GIS and related technology. The internship is offered through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) post-graduate program. The successful candidate will serve as a GIS Analyst for NOAA Fisheries' Idaho State Habitat Office in Boise, Idaho. This internship is full-time and entails technical assistance on the Snake River Basin Adjudication (SRBA) conservation plans that are being developed between the State of Idaho, private parties, and Federal agencies. Requirements include a completed undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university. The applicant's studies should have an emphasis on computers and natural resource management applications of GIS technology. See project NOAA2005-03.PDF File

Internship Program
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Habitat Conservation Division
Boise, Idaho

Fishery Biologist: The Habitat Conservation Division of NOAA Fisheries has an internship for a fishery biologist with a background in salmonid life history and habitat requirements, and education/experience in the effects of forest management and stream flow on salmonids. This internship is offered through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) post-graduate program. The successful candidate will serve as a Fisheries Biologist for NOAA Fisheries' Idaho State Habitat Office in Boise, Idaho. This internship is full-time and entails technical assistance on the Snake River Basin Adjudication (SRBA) conservation plans that are being developed between the State of Idaho, private parties, and Federal agencies. Requirements include completion (within the past three years) of an undergraduate program at an accredited college or university, or enrollment in or completion (within the last three years) of a graduate program at an accredited college or university. The applicant's education should be in biological sciences with emphasis in fishery biology, ecology, and effects of land management on fish habitat. See project NOAA2005-01.PDF File

Postgraduate Research Program
National Exposure Research Laboratory
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Cincinnati, Ohio

Project Description: A research project is available through the Postgraduate Research Program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL) in Cincinnati, Ohio. Under the guidance of a research mentor, the participant will gain educational benefits through involvement in a project to develop, optimize and experimentally evaluate novel quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR) assays for general and host source-specific bacterial indicators of fecal pollution in water. Advanced computer software for analyzing DNA sequence data will be available for this study. The participant will also have access to a state of the art laboratory featuring DNA sequencing and sequence detection instrumentation. Applicants should have received a bachelor’s or preferably a graduate degree in a biological science or other appropriate scientific field within three years of the desired starting date (or completion of all requirements should be expected prior to the starting date). Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. Prior experience in phylogenetic analyses using nucleic acid sequences and with PCR is highly desirable. See project NERL 2004-07. PDF File

Environmental Control and Engineering Division
Directorate of Risk Management
Anniston Army Depot
Anniston, Alabama

Engineering: The Environmental Control and Engineering Division, Directorate of Risk Management, at Anniston Army Depot (ANAD) in Anniston, Alabama, has an urgent need to fill a position for a Postgraduate Research Associate in chemical, civil, environmental, or mechanical engineering, or other related areas. An immediate opening exists for an outstanding bachelors, masters or Ph.D. recipient with experience in environmental and materials assessment, analysis, remediation and control systems.  Team-focused studies and major duties would include integrating with dynamic, multidisciplinary research groups performing work in Hazardous Material Management; Installation Restoration; Pollution Prevention; Forestry Management; Natural and Cultural Resources; Waste Water Treatment; Recycling and Refuse Management. See project ANAD2004-01. PDF File

Postgraduate Research Program
National Exposure Research Laboratory
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Cincinnati, Ohio

Microarray Methodology for Waterborne Pathogens: A research project is available through the Postgraduate Research Program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL) in Cincinnati, Ohio. Under the guidance of a research mentor, the participant will gain educational benefits in developing a specific, sensitive microarray method for assessing the pathogenicity of waterborne pathogens. That data will be compared to animal models and tissue culture cell lines results from exposures to identical microbial pathogens. The participant will benefit from the analytical laboratory techniques applied in this project. The research procedure that is to be developed will require work with tissue culture technology and culturing of microbial isolates. Experience will also be gained in microarray technology and working with animals. See project NERL 2004-06.PDF File

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Research Participation Program
Great Lakes National Program Office
Chicago, Illinois

Great Lakes Indicators Database and Web Page: A research project is available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Great Lakes National Program Office, Monitoring, Indicators and Reporting Branch in Chicago, Illinois. The overall objective of this project is to enhance the collection, evaluation and exchange of information about the Great Lakes to facilitate better environmental management. See project EPA-Chicago 2004-03. PDF File

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Research Participation Program
Region 5 Central Regional Laboratory (CRL)
Chicago, Illinois

Project Description: A research project is available with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Central Regional Laboratory (CRL) in Chicago, Illinois. Project elements will include, but not be limited to, detailed analysis of environmental samples by GC/MS and/or LC/MS, preparation of environmental samples, preparation of visual materials for oral presentations and communications. EPA-Chicago 2004-04. PDF File

Postdoctoral Research Program
National Exposure Research Laboratory
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Cincinnati, Ohio

Speciation of Arsenic in Fish Tissues by Selective Extraction, Ion Chromatography Separation, and Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometric Detection: A research project is available through the Postgraduate Research Program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL) in Cincinnati, Ohio. The purpose of this project is to evaluate protocols for the extraction, separation, and detection of arsenicals in seafood. See project NERL 2004-03. PDF File


National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) Internship Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Cincinnati, Ohio

Project Description: A research project is available through the Internship Program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) in Cincinnati, Ohio. The candidate will, under the direction of an NCEA staff risk analyst, develop exposure assessments for two environmental agents included on EPA’s Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List. The first assessment will be conducted on a waterborne pathogen and the second on a chemical mixture. See project EPA-NCEA 2004-01.PDF File

National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) Internship Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Cincinnati, Ohio

Project Description: A research project is available through the Internship Program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) in Cincinnati, Ohio. A major goal of NCEA’s microbial risk assessment initiative is to provide state-of-the-art quantitative risk assessments of environmental-source (e.g., drinking water, sewage sludge) pathogens. Because microbial risk assessment is an emerging science, approaches and methods are in the developmental stages and remain in flux. The intent is to develop essential skills and methodological approaches by producing a series of specific pathogen hazard (i.e. health effects) reviews. These reviews will require evaluation of data extracted from the open literature and interpretation of epidemiological and biological issues in order to synthesize data sets appropriate for dose-response modeling. See project EPA-NCEA 2004-02.PDF File

The Air Force Institute for Operational Health
Fellowship Program
Brooks Air Force, San Antonio, Texas

Project Description: The Fellowship Program for the U.S. Air Force Institute for Operational Health (AFIOH) at Brooks Air Force in San Antonio, Texas, provides opportunities to participate in AFIOH on-going research projects. The fellow will conduct medical event surveillance and research on U.S. Air Force populations. Primary surveillance systems include communicable diseases and Air Force recruits, along with other types of medical surveillance. AFIOH also performs outbreak investigations, cancer cluster investigations, and other medical event investigations in Air Force populations as necessary. Some travel may be involved. The fellowship is for one year, renewable up to three years total. See project AFIOH 2004-01.PDF File

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
National Exposure Research Laboratory
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Project Description: A project is available through the Internship/Research Participation Program for the National Exposure Research Laboratory at Research Triangle Park (NERL-RTP), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a research fellow to participate in the NOx Initiative project. The NOx Initiative project is the first phase of a potentially multiphased project aimed at identifying and developing analytical tools to support the analysis of control strategy effectiveness. Significant reductions in NOx emissions from stationary sources have occurred in the eastern United States, and additional reductions are anticipated from these and other sources in the future due to regulations. The initiative seeks to assess the effectiveness of these required reductions through analysis of air quality model outputs and monitoring data. See project NERL-RTP 2004-01.PDF File

Research Participation Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5
Chicago, Illinois

Project Description: The research intern will learn to develop links between water storage database structures and geographic information systems (e.g., Arc View and Earth Vision) to display databases onto a spatially correct base map and estimate environmental trends and movement or reporting on water data, such as Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL), Groundwater Source Protection, National Pollution Discharge Elimination Systems (NPDES), Combined Sewer Overflows, Underground Injection Control Wells, and Clean Water Act 303 and 305(b) reporting. See project REG52004-01.PDF File

Research Participation Program
U.S. Air Force Academy
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Project Description: The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is currently seeking a postgraduate epidemiologist. The Research Participation Program in the 10th Aerospace Medicine Squadron provides opportunities to participate in on-going research projects in the areas of injury and
illness surveillance, population health reengineering and clinical preventive medicine.
See project USAFA 2004-01. PDF File

Postdoctoral Research Program
National Exposure Research Laboratory
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Cincinnati, Ohio

In Situ Hybridization of DNA Probes in Animal Tissues: A research project is available through the Postgraduate Research Program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL) in Cincinnati, Ohio. Under the guidance of a research mentor, the participant will gain education benefits through involvement in developing a methodology for harvesting, fixing, and assaying of animal tissues. See project NERL 2004-01.PDF File

Postgraduate Research Program
National Exposure Research Laboratory
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Cincinnati, Ohio

Mobility Of Arsenic Containing Iron Oxides In Environmental Systems:  This program is to support research for the Arsenic Research Plan which outlines treatment research activities which would minimize the risk and increase the reliability of arsenic removal systems and ultimately minimize exposure to arsenic from drinking water ingestion. See project NERL 2003-01.PDF File

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Region 5 Central Regional Laboratory (CRL) Research Participation Program with U.S. EPA National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL)

Environmental Research Associate: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking a Research Associate for EPA facilities in Chicago, Ill.  Project elements will include, but not be limited to: detailed analysis of environmental samples by GC/MS, preparation of environmental samples, preparation of visual materials for oral presentations and communications. The Research Associate  will be trained by CRL staff scientists in the analysis and reporting of environmental data and the planning and conducting of oral or poster presentations. The anticipated starting date is June 2003. See project EPA Region 5-2003-01.PDF File

Postgraduate Research Participation
U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland

Chemistry/Biology Research (MRICD 01-02): Researcher needed to carry out a variety of assays for determination of cellular growth and viability, characterization of metabolite profiles and assessment of cellular metabolic activity. Study the metabolic effects of alkylating agents in cultured human cells. Use of a variety of techniques and instrumentation including tissue culture procedures, chemical and enzymatic assays, spectrophotometry/ fluorimetry, high performance liquid chromatography, radioisotope handling and flow cytometry. The initial appointment is for one year and may be renewed for up to two additional years upon recommendation of USAMRICD and subject to availability of funds. Project requires a bachelor’s or master’s degree in biology, microbiology or closely related discipline. For additional information and application material contact: Joanna.Osborne@apg.amedd.army.mil.

Postgraduate Research Participation
U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland

Biochemical Research (MRICD 03-02): Researcher to grow human skin cells in culture and utilize fluorogenic probes to monitor biochemical changes induced by chemical agents. Develop new assays for the assessment of the alterations in cellular biochemistry induced by chemical agents. The initial appointment is for one year and may be renewed for up to two additional years upon recommendation of USAMRICD and subject to availability of funds. Project requires a bachelor’s or master’s degree in biology, chemistry, biochemistry or closely related discipline. For additional information and application material contact: Joanna.Osborne@apg.amedd.army.mil.

Postgraduate Research Participation
U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland

Medical Chemical Research (MRICD 04-02): Researcher to perform analysis of oxidative metabolites of appropriate catecholamines in samples from control and organophosphonate-treated animals as well as from chemical controls. Analyses utilizing either HPLC coupled with a spectrometric method of detection or a florescence method of analysis. Aid in the measurement of potential anti-mustard sulfur containing compounds or a nucleic acid component using a variety of methods including gel electrophoresis and UV/vis spectroscopy. Perform data graphic plotting, statistical analysis and scientific literature searches. The initial appointment is for one year and may be renewed for up to two additional years upon recommendation of USAMRICD and subject to availability of funds. Project requires a bachelor’s or master’s degree in biology, chemistry or related discipline. For additional information and application material contact: Joanna.Osborne@apg.amedd.army.mil.

Postgraduate Research Participation
U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland

Biology/Microbiology Research (MRICD 06-02): Researcher to study human blood and isolated blood cells. Utilize fluorescence labeled antibody to detect molecular changes induced by chemical agents. Analyze protein and DNA changes in human and animal tissue exposed to chemical agents. Perform DNA and protein electrophoresis to look at changes in DNA and histone fragmentation patterns. Measure time and concentration dependent changes in inflammatory mediators induced by agents. Work on developing, implementing and validating assays to measure agent induced biochemical changes in tissues. The initial appointment is for one year and may be renewed for up to two additional years upon recommendation of USAMRICD and subject to availability of funds. Project requires a bachelor’s or master’s degree in biology, microbiology or closely related discipline. For additional information and application material contact: Joanna.Osborne@apg.amedd.army.mil.

Postgraduate Research Participation
U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland

Molecular Biology/Biochemistry/Toxicology Research (MRICD 11-02):  Researcher to characterize molecular pathways of chemical warfare agents.  Animal handling and tissue collection.  RNA isolation, quantitative and qualitative analyses of RNA.  Radioactive and fluorescent probe synthesis (PCR).  Nylon cDNA array (Clontech) and GeneChip (Affymetrix) analysis.  Computer analysis of data.  Investigate alteration in gene expression within the mouse central nervous system following low dose exposure to a chemical warfare nerve agent.  Human epidermal keratinocytes (HEK) will be used as a model to investigate alterations in gene expression following exposure to sulfur mustard.  The initial appointment is for one year and may be renewed for up to two additional years upon recommendation of USAMRICD and subject to availability of funds. Project requires a bachelor’s or master’s degree in biological sciences or related field. For additional information and application material contact: Joanna.Osborne@apg.amedd.army.mil.

Postgraduate Research Participation
U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland

Medical Chemical Research (MRICD 06-00): Researcher to participate and assist in research experiments involving the measurement of acoustic startle response, active avoidance and operant procedures in animal subjects. Daily interaction with animal subjects to acclimatize them to the laboratory, behavioral equipment and personnel. Prepare routine drug solutions and prepare the laboratory for upcoming experiments. Assist in data management, analysis and presentation of data and results. Assist with the development of posters, slides and other presentations. Conduct literature searches. Attend and/or participate in scientific briefings and meetings. The initial appointment is for one year and may be renewed for up to two additional years upon recommendation of USAMRICD and subject to availability of funds. Project requires a bachelor’s or master’s degree in chemistry, biology or related discipline. For additional information and application material contact: Joanna.Osborne@apg.amedd.army.mil.

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