Statistical Programming at EPA
The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a full-time contractor position; Statistical Programming at EPA with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA facility in Cincinnati, OH.
Salary: $31.01 per hour.
Travel: Travel related to the position is not anticipated. Travel for training and presentations at national meetings may be possible.
- Domain knowledge of mathematical and statistical modeling techniques;
- Experience with the R statistical programming language and data analysis tools, as well as version control tools (e.g. GitHub or similar technologies); and
- Strong reading comprehension and communication skills to interpret information from a variety of data source types and convey information about data, software tools, statistical methods, etc.
- Experience or familiarity with databases, mathematical writing tools such as LaTeX, and biological data generated from high-throughput assays.
- Be at least 18 years of age and
- Have earned at least a Masters’ degree in biostatistics, statistics, mathematics, data science, or a related field, including training or coursework in computer programming 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 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 Scientific Computing & Data Curation Division (SCDCD) develops the knowledge and information architecture necessary for integrating, transforming, and managing large scale data streams related to assessing the risk of chemicals. SCDCD creates and manages online tools and ensures they are compatible with existing chemistry, toxicology, and other experimental data sources.
This is an excellent opportunity for a recent master’s graduate to collaborate with EPA’s research team. Research experience includes:
- Utilize version control software for tracking updates to code in software tool and data analyses;
- Manage manipulate, and assess scientific data (new and existing) for statistical analyses and incorporation into analysis tools (e.g. R packages) supporting researchers in the center;
- Contribute to an interdisciplinary team of scientists and developers; and
- 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