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Research Program Assistant

The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a full-time contractor position; Research Program Assistant 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 grad to collaborate with EPA’s research team. Research experience includes:


  • Assisting in identifying opportunities for improving operational and administrative research support activities and collaboratively develop recommendations;
  • Providing support to maintain and keep current a number of information databases and systems. This may include shared drives, property transaction databases, purchase cards, travel, training, etc.;
  • Assisting in responding to high priority requests of various nature that require short turn-around times and attention to detail; 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: $23.27 per hour.


Travel: Occasional overnight travel may be required.


Required Skills:

  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (i.e., Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook), desktop publishing, and the Internet;
  • Highly organized; experienced in administration support functions (i.e., recordkeeping, filing) and managing records (electronic and hardcopy) or databases; and
  • Strong communication skills (i.e., written, oral, telephone etiquette, presentation abilities), including effective multi-media technical communications.


Desired Skills:

  • Experience involving the management of research programs and/or scientific communication.


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 Chemical Characterization and Exposure Division (CCED) performs research to develop and advance analytical chemistry, computational chemistry, and cheminformatic approaches that are critical to the rapid characterization of the presence, structural characteristics, and properties of chemicals that underlie chemical exposure, environmental fate, toxicokinetics and toxicity.



  • Be at least 18 years of age and
  • Have earned at least a Bachelor’s degree in communications, environmental policy, 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