The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a full-time contractor position; Data Curator Associate with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA facility in Research Triangle Park, NC.
This is an excellent opportunity for a recent Bachelor’s grad to collaborate with EPA’s research team. Research experience includes:
· Verifying data to ensure correctness and completeness;
· Creating new project pages and hierarchies of organizational tags to meet the needs of the scientists working on each project;
· Locating and archiving digital copies of original full-text articles relevant to the assessment, using agency provided resources and in accordance with copyright law; 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: $22.46 per hour.
· A working knowledge of relational databases;
· Strong written, oral and electronic communication skills; and
· The ability to work well as a part of a team.
· Experience with ColdFusion, Endnote, SQL, Python, Java or Mongo.
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 Bachelor’s degree in environmental risk assessment, ecology, toxicology, environmental science, epidemiology, computer or 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.
Interested in this research opportunity? If so, follow the link below to apply. Questions? Email DeAnna.Copeland@ORAU.org