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Toxicity Data Scientist at EPA

The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a full-time contractor position, Toxicity Data Scientist at EPA with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA facility in Research Triangle Park, NC.

Salary: $30.76 per hour.

Travel: Travel related to the position is not anticipated. Travel for training and presentations at national meetings may be possible.

Required Skills:
  • Strong reading comprehension skills and experience logically interpreting pieces of information from a variety of data source types;
  • Domain knowledge of biology or toxicology processes; and
  • Experience programming in the R language.

Desired Skills:
  • Experience with relational databases, such as MySQL or others.

  • Be at least 18 years of age and
  • Have earned at least a Masters’ degree in biology, chemistry, toxicology, statistics, mathematics, or a related field, including training or coursework in statistics or computer programming 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 Scientific Computing & Data Curation Division (SCDCD) develops the knowledge and information architecture necessary for integrating, transforming, and managing large scale data streams related to assessing the risk of chemicals. SCDCD creates and manages online tools and ensures they are compatible with existing chemistry, toxicology, and other experimental data sources.

This is an excellent opportunity for a recent master’s graduate to collaborate with EPA’s research team. Research experience includes:

  • Organizing or transforming data in databases to support scientific analyses;
  • Writing scripts in R to support data migration and data curation software tools;
  • Create data visualizations to communicate results to stakeholders; and
  • Networking and exploring many career paths at EPA.

Interested in this research opportunity? If so, follow the link below to apply. Questions? Email