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Job Title: Research Assistant

Hiring Period: Academic Year, Summer | Hourly Pay Rate: $7.50 | Hours per week: 0-45
On/Off Campus: Off Campus | Work-Study/Non Work-Study: Non Work-Study

Job Description: Participants needed for a Military Nutrition Research Study looking at the effects of a nutritional supplement on gut bacteria, and gastrointestinal, brain, and immune function at high altitude.

You may be eligible if you:
-Are a healthy male or female, 18-39 years old
o Females must be on contraception
-Have a body mass index (BMI) < 30 kg/m2
o If military, must have passed most recent body composition assessment
-Exercise at least 3 days/week
o If military, must have passed most recent Physical Fitness Test
-Were not born at an altitude higher than 2,100 m (~7,000 ft).
- Are willing and able to:
o Eat the study nutritional supplement
o Follow a provided diet for 9 days three separate times during the study
o Not consume probiotic containing foods like yogurt, and not take dietary supplements or medications
o Not use nicotine, caffeine, and alcohol for 9 days at various times during study.

Commitment time is ~10 weeks (~173 hours in lab) and includes three ~40 hour stays in an altitude chamber. This study takes place at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine in Natick, MA.

You may be compensated up to $1300 (up to $600 if active duty military or federal civilian employee) for completing the study.

For more details and to learn if you are eligible, contact Dr. J. Philip Karl (508-206-2318) or Heather S. Fagnant (508-206-2283).

***COVID-19 safety protocols will be implemented in accordance with local guidelines***

How to Apply: Email, Call

Name/Company: Heather S. Fagnant

Job Number: 41803