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Watershed Laboratory Analysis

The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a full-time contractor position; Watershed Laboratory Analysis with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA facility in Narragansett, RI.

Salary: $24.31 per hour.

Travel: Occasional travel to field locations is required, with some requiring overnight stays. All sights are within the Northeastern US.

Required Skills:
  • General skills/experience in laboratory work (additional training will be provided as needed);
  • General skills/experience in field work (additional training will be provided as needed);
  • Experience with data entry and descriptive statistical analyses (i.e., mean, standard deviation, minimum, maximum, median, etc) using Excel, R, or other statistical software;
  • Strong written, oral and electronic communication skills; and
  • Basic safety requirements in the laboratory and field (additional safety training will be provided).
 
 
Qualifications                    
  • Be at least 18 years of age and
  •  Have earned at least a Bachelor’s degree in in an environmentally related discipline such as environmental science, biology, ecology, biochemistry, chemistry or other 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.


What the EPA project is about
The Center for Environmental Measurement and Modeling (CEMM) develops, evaluates, and applies measurements and models to characterize the sources, occurrence, transformation, transport and effects of pollutants and stressors in the natural environment. Within CEMM, the Atlantic Coastal Environmental Sciences Division (ACESD) is responsible for coastal watershed, freshwater, estuarine, and coastal ecological research. ACESD scientists develop and evaluate theory, methods, models, and data to better understand and quantify the cumulative effects of multiple anthropogenic stressors and extreme weather events on the coastal waters and watersheds of the Atlantic seaboard.

This is an excellent opportunity for a recent Bachelor’s graduate to collaborate with EPA’s research team. Research experience includes:

  • Performing analysis of phytoplankton pigments, included sample preparation, filtering, etc.
  • Creating and assisting with the generation of reports about the project and data
  • Literature searches for scientific communications
  • Networking and exploring many career paths at EPA.

 
Interested in this research opportunity? If so, follow the link below to apply. Questions? Email EPANSSC@ORAU.org