*Applications may be reviewed on a rolling-basis and this posting could close before the deadline. Click here for information about the selection process.
EPA Office/Lab and Location: A research opportunity is available at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD), Office of Science Advisor, Policy and Engagement (OSAPE) located in Washington, DC.
Research Project: The participant will conduct research independently and collaboratively with a cross-agency team involved in developing an immunotoxicity assessment guideline to support Human Health Toxicity and Risk Assessments. The participant may be involved in the following activities:
- Analyzing state, federal, and international governmental and organizational (such as National Research Council) immunotoxicity related guidance processes/procedures/methodologies to determine general agreement and differences between guidance; identify policy and research gaps; and develop synthesis of information
- Identifying and conducting innovative research approaches to immunotoxicology issues relevant to risk assessment
- Assisting in the development and drafting of a potential immunotoxicity guideline
Learning Objectives: The participant will have latitude in exercising independent initiative and judgment in conducting analyses and identifying and conducting research. The participant will have the opportunity to collaborate with peers at EPA, as well as other federal agencies and non-profit and academic institutions. The participant will collaborate with scientists in all fields of environmental and risk assessment sciences.
Mentor(s): The mentor for this opportunity is Greg Susanke (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: Fall/Winter 2021. All start dates are flexible and vary depending on numerous factors. Click here for detailed information about start dates.
Appointment Length: The appointment will initially be for one year and may be renewed up to three or four additional years upon EPA recommendation and subject to availability of funding.
Level of Participation: The appointment is full-time.
Participant Stipend: The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Click here for detailed information about full-time stipends.
EPA Security Clearance: Completion of a successful background investigation by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is required for an applicant to be on-boarded at EPA.
ORISE Information: This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and EPA. Participants do not become employees of EPA, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Health insurance can be obtained through ORISE.
Questions: Please see the FAQ section of our website. After reading, if you have additional questions about the application process please email ORISE.EPA.ORD@orau.org and include the reference code for this opportunity (EPA-ORD-OSAPE-2021-02).