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Environmental Epidemiology and Exposure Research Associate

The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a full-time contractor position; Environmental Epidemiology and Exposure Research Associate with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA facility in Chapel Hill, NC.

Salary: $22.91 per hour.

Travel: Occasional local travel may be required.

Required Skills:
  • Demonstrated education and/or experience in applying statistical methods in analyzing data;
  • Demonstrated education and/or experience using geospatial methods, analyses and programming;
  • R-language programming (or other scripting language) experience;
  • Strong written, oral and electronic communication skills; and
  • A working knowledge of relational databases.


  • Be at least 18 years of age and
  • Have earned at least a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Geography, Environmental Sciences, Epidemiology, Public Health, Statistics, Social Sciences, Biostatistics, Data Sciences, or Computer Science, or closely related field 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 Public Health and Environmental Assessment (CPHEA) provides the science needed to understand the complex interrelationship between people and nature in support of assessments and policy to protect human health and ecological integrity. Within CPHEA, the Public Health and Integrated Toxicology Division (PHITD) performs clinical and animal toxicological research to assess the impact of environmental exposures on human health by developing and validating biological measures in all aspects of human health to better link exposure, dose, and health outcomes. This includes evaluating toxicological mechanisms and responses for target organ systems using multiple strategies related to chemical screening and prioritization including assessing in vivo predictive value of in vitro tests and test methods development and interpretation.

Part of the mission of PHITD is the operation of laboratories and clinical facilities at the EPA Human Studies Facility building (HSF) and utilization of clinical data from large cohorts to study the effects of exposure to ambient pollution on human health and to elucidate exposure mechanisms and the most responsive subgroups of the population.

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

  • Developing geospatial datasets of ambient environmental exposures.
  • Extracting cleaning, linking, merging, documenting and managing databases from both environmental quality and health data.
  • Participating as a member of a multi-disciplinary research team.
  • Networking and exploring many career paths at EPA.

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