The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a full-time contractor position; Scientific Web Application Developer 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 graduate to collaborate with EPA’s research team. Research experience includes:
· Writing frontend web-applications;
· Reviewing database exports;
· Extracting data; 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.
Travel: No travel will be required.
· Demonstrated training and experience in computational skills;
· A working knowledge of relational databases;
· Experience with scientific data in at least one of the following fields or closely related fields: ecology, toxicology, environmental science, and epidemiology;
· Strong written, oral and electronic communication skills; and
· Experience working well as a part of a team.
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 2 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. In addition, the Health Assessment Workspace Collaborative (HAWC) is an open source web-application used by scientists at EPA for extracting and visualizing data extracted from scientific literature to summarize evidence and key findings. Assessments supported by HERO and HAWC 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 a basic or applied science (e.g. computer science, information science, bioinformatics, mathematics, biology, chemistry, ecology) , 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