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Updated: April 21, 2018
Job ID: 213685
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Dayton, OH, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Physiologist to support the Naval Medical Research Unit Dayton (NAMRU-D) located at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH in Dayton, OH.  Provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to NAMRU-D.  Responsibilities are to provide aeromedical laboratory support.


  1. Design and conduct scientific research on the physiological responses to exposure to chemicals, extreme environmental conditions, to include temperature, humidity, altitude, vibrations, and noise, and/or physical demand.
  2. Work with a diverse team of scientists, including toxicologists, engineers, neuroscientists, chemists, psychologists, animal behaviorists and biologists, to accomplish the mission of understanding the health effects of operating in military settings.
  3. Utilize animal models to evaluate the short- and long-term health and performance effects of acute and chronic exposure to chemicals, environmental stressors and/or physical demand.
  4. Assist other investigators in the design and execution of research protocols on physiology and performance issues of interest to the Navy.
  5. Assist and educate entry level research assistant personnel in the understanding and performance of their duties.
  6. Collect physiology and behavior data from animal subjects, such as pulmonary endpoints, EKG/heart rate, and performance measures.
  7. Operate and maintain standard and specialized laboratory equipment with regard to assessing physiological function and health effects following exposure.
  8. Perform statistical analyses such as T-tests, Chi-Square, Analyses of Variance, Multivariate Analyses of Variance, analyses of covariance, multivariate analyses of covariance, correlations, linear regressions, multiple linear regressions, and power analyses. 
  9. Use multiple computer software packages to create spreadsheets and perform statistical routines.
  10. Assist in the preparation of proposal applications for other toxicological, physiological, psychological, medical, and performance studies.
  11. Assist in the development of technical reports, presentations, and publications.
  12. Supervise Research Assistants as needed
  13. Perform other duties as needed.


The Physiologist has a strong background in physiological research methodology with experience in research methods, design, and statistical analysis in a research setting as well as in animal physiology and translation to human physiology and performance. Strong technical writing background with experience in writing research proposals, standard operating procedures, animal use protocols for approval by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (human use/Institutional Review Board protocols a plus), technical reports, journal articles, and conference papers. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work cooperatively in a team environment but also self-motivated and capable of working independently and with others. Proficiency in the use of common statistical analysis software, to include SigmaPlot, SPSS and SAS. Must be willing and able to work nontraditional hours such as evening, nights and some weekends during periods of data collection.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements:  M.D. or Ph.D. with at least 2 years of experience in animal physiology, or a related scientific field


Master’s Degree with at least 4 years of experience in animal physiology or a related scientific field

Minimum Experience:  A minimum of three years’ experience conducting original research, including the design and implementation of protocols with animal models, database design, data analysis, and report production.

Physical Capabilities:  Requires long periods of working in a laboratory setting and/or at a computer; may lift materials weighing no more than 30 lbs.

Security Clearance:  This is a Position of Trust.  Must submit to and be able to complete a background investigation.  U.S. citizenship required.

Work Environment:  Office and laboratory environment.

Supervisory: Yes, as needed

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.