As a Health Scientist, you would join a group of 70+ science professionals that specialize in identifying and quantifying the effects of environmental pollutants on human health and the environment. We support the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in answering scientific questions regarding human health and we support the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Center for Environmental Assessment in developing risk assessments, such as Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) assessments. We also provide fate and transport modeling, exposure modeling, and risk assessment support to EPA’s Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards and Office of Water to support the implementation of different aspects of the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Safe Drinking Water Act.
We are hiring Health Scientists to join our teams in Summer 2021.
As a Health Scientist, you will:
- Work on a team that specializes in identifying and quantifying the effects of environmental pollutants, such as metals, pesticides, and volatile organic compounds, on human health and the environment
- Research a broad variety of scientific topics, synthesize findings and communicate them through various formats and media (e.g., written reports, online websites, visualizations)
- Conduct data and statistical analysis involving Excel, Access, and other software, such as R, SAS, Python, SQL, and VBA, to summarize trends, develop and execute database queries, and develop and format modeling inputs
- Participate in and support scientific workshop activities including note-taking and developing workshop summary reports
- Review scientific and peer-reviewed literature
- Conduct data extraction and data entry
- Manage references and citations for technical reports
- Follow and implement standardized QA/QC procedures on documents and reports
As a Health Scientist, you will have:
- Exceptional research and writing skills, including editing and proofreading skills
- Strong qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis skills
- Strong written and oral communication skills, including experience with developing and delivering presentations
- The ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work under strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment
- Master’s degree in toxicology, epidemiology, biology, chemistry, environmental science, environmental engineering, or related subject
Please note: This position does not involve hands-on laboratory or field work.