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Research Participation Program for the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory

Sponsor Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
About The sponsor provides opportunities to participate in research projects supported by the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL).
Duration 1 YEAR
Objectives The USAARL's mission is to preserve and enhance the health, safety, combat effectiveness, and survivability of the U.S. Army Aviator and the Soldier. There are five major task areas to accomplish this mission: Reduce health hazards and improve human performance in Army aviation platforms, tactical combat vehicles, and weapons systems; Evaluate and mitigate health hazards of noise, acceleration, impact, visual demands, and stress and fatigue of systems operators; Enhance aviation and combat life support equipment through improved design and performance requirements; Assist in thedevelopment of entry and retention criteria for specialized high performance military occupations; Evaluate medical devices for use aboard military medical evacuation aircraft. The objectives of USAARL?s research programs are to prevent or minimize health hazards in the military operations environment and sustain the aviator's individual performance. The laboratory conducts research in acoustics, vision, crew workload, stress and fatigue, and life support systems. Current research efforts focus on the health hazards of Army aviation, tactical vehicles, selected weapons systems, and airborne operations. Disciplines include life, health, and medical sciences; communications and graphic design; mathematics; computer science; physical sciences; social and behavioral sciences; engineering; biological, life, health, medical and physical science; related scientific disciplines.
Eligibility Eligible applicants are undergraduate and graduate students; postgraduates who have completed degree requirements within the last three years; and faculty members. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
Funding Stipends are based on research area(s) and academic classification. Faculty appointment stipends are based on regular salary. Appointments may be full-time or part-time, and range up to one year. Appointments are renewable up to a total of three years full-time participation for postgraduates, or up to a total of four years full-time participation for postdoctorates. Appointments are tenable at locations in Fort Rucker, AL; and other locations across the U.S.