Drinking Water Data Research at Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)

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Employer: Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) – EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program

Expires: 08/28/2020

The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a full-time contractor position; Drinking Water Data Research with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA facility in Cincinnati, OH. This is an excellent opportunity for a recent Bachelor’s grad to collaborate with EPA’s research team. Research experience includes:·       Performing simple statistical and grpahical summaries of data, such as mean, median, sum, standard deviation, line graphs, bar charts, percent probability, and box plots;·       Compiling data contained in Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, photographs, jpg image files, ascii text files, etc. into a single format (typically, Excel or Access);·       Interacting with EPA scientists and members of an interdisciplinary team; and·       Networking and exploring many career paths at EPA.Location: This job will be located at EPA’s facility in Cincinnati, OH.Salary: $22.19 per hour.Required Skills:·       A working knowledge of relational databases;·       Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (i.e., Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook), desktop publishing; and·       Strong written, oral and electronic communication skills.What the EPA project is aboutThe Water Infrastructure Division (WID) has two particularly active research areas: drinking water distribution system issues and drinking water treatment systems for small communities. Research is being conducted to provide scientific information needed to support the Lead and Copper Rule revisions, includign work on water chemistry, water treatment and corrosion control, and analysis of the morphology, mineralogy and chemistry characterization of water pipes. This research provides information to states and communities about issues that affect public health everyday.Qualifications                    ·       Be at least 18 years of age and·       Have earned at least a Bachelor’s degree in statistics, mathematics, chemistry, physics, geology, computer science, information science, operations research, environmental engineering, chemical engineering, biological engineering, materials engineering, civil engineering 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 DeAnna.Copeland@ORAU.org