A complete application consists of:
All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.
*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 Children's Health Protection (OCHP), Regulatory Support and Science Policy Division (RSSPD) located in Washington, DC.
EPA’s children’s health protection efforts are guided by Executive Order 13045, “Protection of Children from Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks" and "EPA's Policy on Evaluating Risk to Children". OCHP has the fundamental goal to ensure that all EPA actions and programs address the unique vulnerabilities of children. For more information, see: https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-office-childrens-health-protection-ochp and https://www.epa.gov/children.
Research Project: RSSPD addresses the potential for unique exposures, hazards, health effects, and health risks in early life (pregnancy, childhood, reproductive years) during the development of agency actions, regulations, assessments, methods and policies across the EPA. This research opportunity provides the participant a chance to contribute to OCHP by applying science to EPA regulations and risk assessment and regulations. Further, the project provides training in identifying current children’s environmental health issues and provides an opportunity to develop information and approaches to resolve these issues.
Learning Objectives: With guidance from an OCHP mentor and other team members, the participant will gain experience in children’s environmental health (CEH), how scientific evidence is used to inform EPA decision-making, principles of risk assessment and developing regulations, and may be involved in the following training activities:
Mentor(s): The mentor for this opportunity is Rebecca Dzubow (email@example.com). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: ~September 2020 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 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 EPArpp@orau.org and include the reference code for this opportunity.
The qualified candidate should be currently pursuing or have received a master's or doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.