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Analytical Laboratory Technician

The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a full-time contractor position; Laboratory and Analytical Support with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA facility in Narragansett, RI.   

Salary: $33.29 per hour. 

Travel: Occasional overnight travel may be required. 

Required Skills: 

  • Experience working in a laboratory environment following appropriate safety and health protocols;
  • Experience processing non-target mass spectrometry data and working with high-resolution mass spectrometers;
  • Experience working with analytical chemistry instrumentation with minimal supervision; including LC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MS;
  • Skill working with Microsoft Office;
  • Strong written, oral and electronic communication skills; and
  • Experience programming in Python and R or other scripting languages.


Desired Skills: 

  • Experience working in the field performing sampling activities related to this position;
  • Experience performing sample extraction and clean-up of water, sediment and/or tissues; and
  • The ability to swim and familiarity with small boats.



  • Be at least 18 years of age and
  • Have earned at least a Master of Science degree in the fields of biology, chemistry, geology, oceanography or a related field 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.  Within CEMM, the Atlantic Coastal Environmental Sciences Division (ACESD) conducts applied research in the coastal watershed, freshwater and estuarine zones to collect data and develop theories, methods, models to better understand the cumulative effects of physical, chemical, biological and anthropogenic stressors impacting the ecological condition of the Atlantic coast and to support states and communities using physical, analytical, and social-ecological systems approaches. 


As part of the agency’s mission to protect human health and the environment, ACESD supports the development and application of novel innovations in exposure science. Exposure science sets the context for understanding and solving real-world problems. A major component of the organization’s research portfolio is the environmental fate, transport and effects of contaminants of emerging and immediate concern. These contaminants are often unregulated and their presence in the environment often goes unnoticed for years. Using novel methods, scientists at ACESD investigate the presence, movement and effects of these compounds in the environment.


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

  • Collecting field data including temperature, salinity/conductivity, pH, dissolved oxygen ;
  • Documentation of methods, data and other relevant work-related results;
  • Properly maintaining equipment and supplies; and
  • Networking and exploring many career paths at EPA. 


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