The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is seeking applications for research opportunities at the US Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL), located at Fort Rucker, Alabama. The USAARL is a nationally recognized laboratory for research into safety, survival, impact tolerance, sustainability and performance effectiveness of aviators and Soldiers.


Participants will assist researchers with various aspects of approved research protocols and test plans to include, but not limited to, writing literature reviews, protocols, and test plans; conducting research protocols and test plans; collecting data; analyzing data; writing and publishing manuscripts; and preparing and presenting poster and oral presentations locally and at scientific meetings. 


The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) appointment period can be a summer (10-12 weeks) or yearlong appointment.  Faculty appointments are generally for 10-12 weeks during the summer, but appointments during the academic year are also available. Appointments may be extended depending on funding availability, project assignment, program rules, and availability of the participant.


Faculty and Students in the following disciplines: 

Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Material Engineering, Textile/Polymer Engineering, Industrial/Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Biostatistics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Kinesiology, Radiology, Pathology, Neurohistopathology, Neurology, Histology, Anatomy and Physiology, Epidemiology, and others.


Full-time for approximately 12 weeks in a Semester; or Part-time throughout an Academic year


  • Faculty members should submit a written description of their current research projects/interests to ensure proper alignment with the USAARL Research groups.
  • Faculty can participate as individuals, or once selected invite 1 to 2 students to apply to the Student Program.


Faculty Postings: Injury Biomechanics and Protection Faculty or Warfighter Performance Faculty


Student Postings: Injury Biomechanics & Protection Student or Warfighter Performance Student


If you need any additional information or have any questions, please contact Mr. Brian Rose, Lead STEM Recruiter- Workforce Solutions for Science Assessment and Workforce Development at ORISE.


(865)576-4661 (office)

(865)601-4673 (cell)


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