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The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a full-time contractor position; Environmental Chemist with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA facility in Duluth, MN. 

Salary: $22.24 per hour.

Travel: Occasional overnight travel may be required.

Required Skills:
  • Experience conducting sample extraction and chemical analyses in environmental and/or biological matrices;
  • Experience with spreadsheet preparation, data collection, and data analysis; and
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Desired Skills:
  • Experience running chromatography and/or mass spectrometry instrumentation.

  • Be at least 18 years of age and
  • Have earned at least a Bachelor’s degree in biology, biochemistry, toxicology, chemistry, or closely related fields 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.

What the EPA project is about

The Center for Computational Toxicology and Exposure (CCTE) supports ORD by providing solutions-driven research to rapidly evaluate the potential human health and environmental risks due to exposures to environmental stressors and ensure the integrity of the freshwater environment and its capacity to support human well-being. CCTE researchers are developing and applying cutting edge innovations in methods to rapidly evaluate chemical toxicity, transport, and exposure to people and environments. Within CCTE, the Great Lakes Toxicology and Ecology Division (GLTED) focuses on freshwater ecotoxicology and freshwater coastal ecology. The Division encompasses traditional and predictive toxicity using advanced scientific tools to produce science to inform ecological risk assessments of chemicals by EPA’s Program Offices and Regions.

This is an excellent opportunity for a recent Bachelor’s graduate to collaborate with EPA’s research team. Research experience includes:
  • Assisting in general laboratory activities;
  • Preparing chemical reagents and consumables for sample extraction;
  • Performing experiments with established scientists; and
  • Networking and exploring many career paths at EPA.
Interested in this research opportunity? If so, follow the link below to apply. Questions? Email