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Water Research GIS Support

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The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a full-time contractor position; Water Research GIS Support with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA facility in Research Triangle Park, NC. 

Salary: $22.91 per hour.

Travel: Occasional overnight travel may be required.

Required Skills:
  • Demonstrated education and/or experience in GIS (Geographic Information Systems), geospatial data compilation and analysis;
  • Strong written, oral, and electronic communication skills;
  • Experience programming in R, Python, Javascript, or other scripting/programming languages; and
  • Experience using ESRI and/or equivalent GIS software.

Desired Skills:
  • Experience with remote sensing and image processing.

  • Be at least 18 years of age and
  • Have earned at least a Bachelor’s degree in the fields of biology, toxicology, chemistry, physics, geospatial science, geography, geosciences, limnology, environmental science, ecology, engineering, computer science, information science, mathematics, bioinformatics, statistics, computational biology, or a 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 Computational Toxicology and Exposure (CCTE) supports ORD by providing solutions-driven research to rapidly evaluate the potential human health and environmental/ecological risks due to exposures to environmental stressors, ensure the integrity of the freshwater environment and its capacity to support human health and well-being, and facilitate proper ecological functioning. CCTE researchers develop and apply cutting edge innovations in analytical methods development, software applications, decision support tools, scientific computing, system administration and database administration infrastructure, and databases/datamarts/datasources to rapidly evaluate chemical, biological, and toxicological exposures and the associated impacts, analyze their transport through the environment, and assess the health effects of these exposures to people and the environment. Within CCTE, the Scientific Computing and 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 chemical, biological, and toxicological substances. SCDCD creates and manages online tools and ensures compatibility with existing chemistry, biology, toxicology, and other experimental data sources.

This is an excellent opportunity for a recent bachelor’s graduate to collaborate with EPA’s research team. Research experience includes:
  • Collecting data on opportunistic and zoonotic pathogens;
  • Developing scripts/programs in R, Python, JavaScript, SQL, etc.;
  • Potentially presenting work at scientific conferences; and
  • Networking and exploring many career paths at EPA.
Interested in this research opportunity? If so, follow the link below to apply. Questions? Email