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

Salary: $22.46 per hour.

Travel: Overnight travel will not be required.

Required Skills:

·        Coursework in computer programming I and computer programming II (or equivalent) with passing grades;

·        Programming proficiency in at least one modern general-purpose programming language such as Perl, Ruby, Python, C++, or Java;

·        Coursework or equivalent work experience with the MySQL database platform;

·        Strong written, oral and electronic communication skills;

·        Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (i.e., Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook);

·        Experience with Linux operating system is preferred, but experience with command line operations in Windows or OSX is acceptable;

·        Experience with basic software development practices; and

·        Experience with basic database development practice.





·        Be at least 18 years of age and

·        Have earned at least a Bachelor’s degree in computer science/engineering, bioinformatics, computational biology, information 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.

What the EPA project is about

The Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment (CPHEA) 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 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.

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

  • Creating new applications ;
  • Maintaining existing code;
  • Developing automated tests; and
  • Networking and exploring many career paths at EPA.


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