The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a full-time contractor position: Chemical Data Research with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA facility in Cincinnati, OH.
This is an excellent opportunity for a recent bachelor’s grad to collaborate with EPA’s research team. Research experience includes:
- Compiling data contained in Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, photographs, jpg image files, ascii text files, etc. into a single format (typically, Excel or Access);
- Assisting with quality control of data;
- Assisting with literature reviews, gathering reference materials from textbooks, journals, libraries, the Internet, other researchers. Compile EndNote database of relevant publications;
- Performing simple statistical and graphical summaries of data, such as mean, median, sum, standard deviation, line graphs, bar charts, percent probability, and box plots;
- Developing scripts or macros/functions to provide reports on the data;
- Preparing tables, figures, and graphics for using software such as Microsoft Office, Sigma Plot, Origin, Adobe Acrobat, Python, or other similar tools;
- Assisting with formatting of reports, presentations and articles; and
- Interacting with EPA scientists and members of an interdisciplinary team.
Location: This job will be located at EPA’s facility in Cincinnati, OH.
Salary: $22.19 per hour.
Travel: Occasional overnight travel may be required.
- A working knowledge of relational databases;
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (i.e., Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook), desktop publishing; and
- Strong written, oral and electronic communication skills; and
- Experience with Python programming language.
What the EPA project is about
The Center for Environmental Solutions and Emergency Response (CESER) plans, coordinates and conducts an applied, customer-driven, national research and development program to improve decision making by EPA, federal, state, tribal and local agencies, when faced with challenging environmental problems in the built environment. Within CESER, the Water Infrastructure Division (WID) conducts customer-driven research and support, providing scientific leadership on national-scale problems associated with water quality in the built infrastructure.
- Be at least 18 years of age and
- Have earned at least a Have earned at least a Bachelor’s degree in statistics, mathematics, chemistry, physics, geology, computer science, information science, operations research, environmental engineering, chemical engineering, biological engineering, materials engineering, civil engineering 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.