The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a full time Public Health Data Support position with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA facility in Chapel Hill, NC.
The Office of Research and Development at the EPA supports high-quality research to improve the scientific basis for decisions on national environmental issues and help EPA achieve its environmental goals. Research is conducted in a broad range of environmental areas by scientists in EPA laboratories and at universities across the country.
What the EPA project is about
The Public Health and Integrated Toxicology Division (PHITD) within the Office of Research and Development (ORD) at EPA focuses on the adverse public health impacts of environmental exposures. The Clinical Research Branch (CRB) of the PHITD operate laboratories and clinical facilities at the EPA Human Studies Facility building (HSF) and utilize clinical data from large cohorts to study the effects of exposure to ambient pollution on human health and to elucidate biological and exposure mechanisms and the most responsive subgroups of the population. CRB is located on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Studies are conducted in close consultation with client offices in order to support the Agency’s mission.
What experience and skills will you gain?
As a team member you will work in the CRB with CRB researchers to construct a database of health records and exposure data and analyze the data in epidemiological and clinical studies. You will work within a multi-disciplinary research team and will support efforts to implement and evaluate the relationship between variations in cause-specific morbidity and variations in air quality and risk factors.
You will be assisting a research team with analytical, data management and documentation, and communication responsibilities required to support and maintain a robust research program.
The work to be performed is in the Clinical Research Branch (CRB) of the Environmental Public Health and Integrated Toxicology Division (EPHITD). You will be assisting a researcher in the Clinical Research Branch with analytical, data management and documentation, and communication responsibilities required to support and maintain a robust research program. You will be working within a multi-disciplinary research team and will support efforts to implement and evaluate the relationship between variations in cause-specific morbidity and variations in air quality and risk factors.
You will be working side by side with postdoctoral researchers, Principal Investigators, and research personnel who specialize in research of health impacts from environmental exposures. Through these interactions the student shall be exposed to the philosophical and functional questions which arise when handling volumes of patient records and will received premier instruction in analytic and ethical concerns which must be properly considered for the success of projects centered around electronic medical records. Additionally, you will be expected to attend regular staff meetings.
Data Management and Documentation responsibilities
Location: This job will be located EPA’s facility in Chapel Hill, NC.
Salary: Selected applicant will become a temporary employee of ORAU and will receive an hourly wage of $30.16 for hours worked.
Travel: Occasional overnight travel may be required.
Expected start date: The position is full time and expected to begin November 2021. The selected applicant will become a temporary employee of ORAU working as a contractor to EPA. The initial project is through May 14, 2022, with up to 3 additional potential optional periods.
For more information, contact EPAjobs@orau.org. Do not contact EPA directly.
EPA ORD employees, their spouses, and children are not eligible to participate in this program.