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

Salary: $22.46 per hour.

Travel: This job will be located EPA’s facility in Research Triangle Park, NC.

Required Skills:

·     General understanding of quantitative techniques, basic statistics, and use of spreadsheets;

·     Strong reading comprehension skills and experience logically interpreting pieces of information from a variety of data source types;

·     Experience integrating partial pieces of information and applying out-of-the box thinking to determine how to use limited available data to fill data gaps; and

·     Experience programming in the R and/or Python language.

 Desired Knowledge, Skills, Work Experience, and Education

·     Experience with databases (e.g. MySQL);

·     Experience applying knowledge of exposure assessment and/or computing and mathematical modeling to the assessment of chemical exposures; and

·     Knowledge of organic and inorganic nomenclature.


·        Be at least 18 years of age and

·        Have earned at least a Bachelors’ degree in physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, applied sciences, environmental health, public health, exposure science, computer sciences, information technology, 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 and


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 Chemical Characterization and Exposure Division (CCED) performs research to develop and advance analytical chemistry, computational chemistry, and cheminformatic approaches that are critical to the rapid characterization of the presence, structural characteristics, and properties of chemicals that underlie chemical exposure, environmental fate, toxicokinetics and toxicity.

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

  • Collection, curating and organizing data ;
  • Responding to data request;
  • Summarizing; and
  • Networking and exploring many career paths at EPA.


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