Postdoctoral PFAS Researcher at Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)

University of Wisconsin Green Bay

United States

August 18, 2021

Description

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

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

  • Developing models;
  • Participating as a member of a multi-disciplinary research team; 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: $43.31 per hour.

    Travel: Overnight travel is not required.

    Required Skills:

  • Experience with computational or mathematical modeling (i.e. cheminformatics or QSAR modeling) and data science techniques;
  • Knowledge of basic chemistry in terms of molecular structure and physicochemical properties;
  • Experience programming in the Java or Python languages;
  • Experience with quantitative techniques, basic statistics, and use of spreadsheets; and
  • Strong reading comprehension skills and experience logically interpreting pieces of data.
  • Desired Skills:

  • Experience with databases (e.g. MySQL).
  • 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.

    Qualifications

  • Be at least 18 years of age and
  • Have earned a Doctorate in physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, applied sciences, environmental health, exposure science, computer sciences, information technology, data science, or a related discipline 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 Elyse.Morrow@ORAU.org

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