The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a part-time contractor position; Environmental Exposure Research Assistant with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA facility in Chapel Hill, NC.
This is an excellent opportunity for a current postdoctoral student to collaborate with EPA’s research team.
Research experience includes:
- Developing geospatial datasets of ambient environmental exposures;
- Extracting large publicly available datasets to investigate environmental ecological conditions, goods, and services and adverse health outcomes;
- Using large geospatial datasets to map, analyze, present in relation to environmental exposures linking with health data;
- Developing and running code for geospatial and statistical analyses;
- Networking and exploring many career paths at EPA.
Location: This job will be located at EPA’s facility in Chapel Hill, NC.
Salary: $35.59 per hour.
Travel: Occasional overnight travel may be required.
- Education and/or experience in advanced geospatial methods, analyses, programming and techniques and demonstrate that you can apply the geospatial data for epidemiologic and statistical methods with an emphasis on large (millions of records) datasets;
- Proficiency in working with very large (millions of records) geospatial databases in extracting and cleaning;
- Education and/or experience in using database software (e.g., MS Access, SQL, etc.);
- Experience in administration support functions (i.e., recordkeeping, filing), managing and organizing records (electronic and hardcopy), and management of extremely large (millions of records) databases; and
- Strong written, oral and electronic communication skills.
What the EPA project is about
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 and Environmental Systems Division (PHESD) focuses on the interrelationships between people and their environment, promotes human health and well-being, and fosters healthy and safe communities.
- Be at least 18 years of age and
- Be enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university as a pre-doctoral student in one of the following disciplines: geography, environmental sciences, epidemiology, public health, statistics, social sciences, biostatistics, or a closely related field of study 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.