Chemical Exposure Modeling Scientist
The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a full-time contractor position; Chemical Exposure Modeling Scientist with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA facility in Research Triangle Park, NC.
This is an excellent opportunity for a recent Master’s grad to collaborate with EPA’s research team. Research experience includes:
· Providing pathway-specific exposure estimates for selected chemicals associated with tire crumb rubber;
· Performing statistical analysis of data using Excel, the R statistical software package or other software;
· Compiling and summarizing data and literature references into organized computer files; and
· Networking and exploring many career paths at EPA.
Location: This job will be located at EPA’s facility in Research Triangle Park, NC.
Salary: $29.57 per hour.
Travel: Occasional overnight travel may be required.
· Demonstrated successful completion of at least 6 hours of coursework in chemistry and 12 hours of coursework in computer science, mathematics, and/or statistics;
· Demonstrated education and/or experience in programming (e.g., python, R, Matlab, SAS, or other languages);
· Demonstrated education and/or experience using spreadsheets and/or statistical software (e.g. SAS, R, SPSS, or other related software) to analyze data; and
· Demonstrated ability to collaborate with others as part of a team.
What the EPA project is about
The Center for Computational Toxicology and Exposure (CCTE) supports ORD by providing solutions-driven research to rapidly evaluate the potential human health and environmental risks due to exposures to environmental stressors and ensure the integrity of the freshwater environment and its capacity to support human well-being. CCTE researchers are developing and applying cutting edge innovations in methods to rapidly evaluate chemical toxicity, transport, and exposure to people and environments. Within CCTE, the Chemical Characterization and Exposure Division (CCED) performs research to develop and advance analytical chemistry, computational chemistry, and cheminformatic approaches that are critical to the rapid characterization of the presence, structural characteristics, and properties of chemicals that underlie chemical exposure, environmental fate, toxicokinetics and toxicity.
· Be at least 18 years of age and
· Have earned at least a Master’s degree in engineering, statistics, chemistry, environmental science, or a closely related field of study from an accredited university or college within the last 24 months and
· Be a citizen of the United States of America or a Legal Permanent Resident.
EPA ORD employees, their spouses, and children are not eligible to participate in this program.
Interested in this research opportunity? If so, follow the link below to apply. Questions? Email DeAnna.Copeland@ORAU.org