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Digital Research Librarian

The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a full-time contractor position; Digital Research Librarian 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 graduate to collaborate with EPA’s research team. Research experience includes:
  • Screening search results on project specific criteria, using SQL database tools;
  • Quality control of HERO metadata (entered by third parties and imported directly from bibliographic databases) ensuring consistent quality, formatting and presentation;
  • Digitizing and storing relevant hard copy articles in the HERO database; 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: $30.76 per hour.

Travel: Occasional overnight travel may be required.

Required Skills:
  • A working knowledge of relational databases;
  • Strong written, oral and electronic communication skills;
  • Expertise with complex boolean literature search queries;
  • Experience with major online research databases, such as Pubmed and Web of Science;
  • Detailed recordkeeping skills to document literature search for transparency and reproducibility; and
  • The ability to work well as a part of a high performing team.

Desired Skills:
  • Experience with Coldfusion, Endnote, SQL, Python, Java or Mongo is strongly desired but is not required.

What the EPA project is about

The Health and Environmental Research Online (HERO) database provides an easy way to access and influence the scientific literature behind EPA science assessments. The database includes more than 3 million scientific references and data from the peer-reviewed literature used by EPA to develop its regulations for the following: Integrated Science Assessments (ISA) that feed into the NAAQS review, Provisional Peer Reviewed Toxicity Values (PPRTV) that represent human health toxicity values for the Superfund, and the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), a database that supports critical agency policymaking for chemical regulation. These assessments supported by HERO characterize the nature and magnitude of health risks to humans and the ecosystem from pollutants and chemicals in the environment.
  • Be at least 18 years of age and
  • Have earned at least a Master’s degree in information science or library 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