A research opportunity is available with the United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) within the Military Nutrition Division (MND) in Natick, Massachusetts.
As a Nutritional Sciences and Exercise Physiology Fellow you will receive hands-on experience collecting data from exercise testing, indirect calorimetry, stable isotope methodologies, and biological samples. Additionally, this opportunity will provide experience analyzing and interpreting data for presentation and publication. You may also take part in the execution of randomized controlled trials that examine impact of nutrition, exercise, dietary supplements, and pharmacological interventions for Warfighters exposed to military operational stress.
USARIEM, located in Natick, Massachusetts, is an internationally recognized center of excellence for Warfighter health and performance science and its applications. The Institute functions as a world-class laboratory for environmental medicine, physiology, and nutrition research. MND conducts research on nutritional issues affecting the health and mission-readiness of military personnel, and supports the US Army Surgeon General’s responsibilities as the Department of Defense’s executive agent for nutrition research. This state-of-the-art facility contains environmental chambers for controlling temperature and humidity, an environmentally controlled hypobaric chamber, a water immersion laboratory, as well as several dry and wet laboratories for animal and human experimentation. The dry laboratories are capable of a broad range of experiments, including biomechanical analysis, body composition, energy expenditure, muscle strength and endurance. The wet laboratories include general clinical chemistry analyzers, as well as equipment for ELISA, RIA, histology, and molecular biology assays.
Candidates should have a MS degree in the nutritional sciences, exercise physiology, or a closely related field. Demonstrated proficiency with written and oral communication, and exemplary organizational skills is preferred. Experience with collecting data related to nutrition- and exercise-based interventions with human populations is desired.
Additional favorable skills include experience in exercise physiology and/or sport nutrition, menu planning, submitting research protocols to an institutional review board (IRB), and using SPSS for statistical analysis.
Internal Number: USAMRMC-RIEM-2019-0025
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