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The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a full-time contractor position; Data Modeling Scientist 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 grad to collaborate with EPA’s research team. Research experience includes:

  • Collecting, curating, and organizing data (e.g. in databases) on exposure factors related to chemical exposure;
  • Manipulating information on chemicals, exposure model inputs, and exposure estimates using statistical software. Collecting, curating, and organizing data (e.g. in databases) to parametrize exposure models;
  • Responding to data requests from colleagues as needed (e.g. retrieve data according to specified criteria) through development of programming scripts or SQL queries;
  • Developing novel models and cheminformatics methods for data analysis; 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.

Required Skills:

  • Experience programming in the R and/or Python language;
  • Experience with quantitative techniques, basic statistics, and use of spreadsheets; and
  • Strong reading comprehension skills and experience logically interpreting pieces of data.

Desired Skills:

  • Master’s coursework in statistics, data science, machine learning, user experience and design, and data analysis;
  • Experience with computational or mathematical modeling and/or data science techniques in any discipline; and
  • Experience with databases (e.g. MySQL) is desired but not required.

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.


  • Be at least 18 years of age and
  • Have earned at least a Masters’ degree in physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, applied sciences, environmental health, public health, exposure science, computer sciences, information technology, data 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