The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a part-time (20 hours per week) contractor position; Metabolomics Lab Technician with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA facility in Athens, GA
Salary: $26.60 per hour.
Travel: Occasional overnight travel may be required.
· At least one year’s experience in graduate school performing (semi-)quantitative chemical analysis including at least 16 hours of laboratory procedures such as pipetting, sample extractions, chromatography, and/or mass spectrometry;
· Working knowledge of physiochemical separation by liquid chromatography and detection by HRAM mass spectrometry;
· Prior experience working with environmental and/or biological samples;
· Experience using at least one of the following: R, Python, and/or Microsoft Excel, to summarize and manipulate data files, manage data, prepare graphics, and conduct basic data analysis such as summary statistics; and
· Strong written, oral, and electronic communication skills.
· Experience using Thermo Xcalibur, Chromeleon, SII and/or Compound Discoverer software.
· Be at least 18 years of age and
· Have earned at least A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in biology, chemistry, bioinformatics, toxicology, environmental science, or a closely related field of study plus one year of graduate school 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 Environmental Measurement and Modeling (CEMM) conducts research to advance the Agency’s ability to measure and model contaminants in the environment, including research to provide fundamental methods and models needed to implement environmental statutes. CEMM researchers use state-of-the-art targeted and non-targeted analytical methods to generate data on the presence, concentration levels, and ecological effects of emerging priority chemical contaminants and their degradates in natural and built environments. This data is used to evaluate and prioritize chemical and nonchemical stressors based on the potential for human and ecological exposure, health impacts, and ecosystem degradation.
This is an excellent opportunity for a recent (DEGREE LEVEL)’s graduate to collaborate with EPA’s research team. Research experience includes:
- Reviewing (insert specific duties here) ;
- Using; and
- Networking and exploring many career paths at EPA.
Interested in this research opportunity? If so, follow the link below to apply. Questions? Email DeAnna.Copeland@ORAU.org