*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 with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA), Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA), National Enforcement Investigations Center (NEIC) located in Lakewood, Colorado.
The National Enforcement Investigation Center (NEIC) is the environmental forensics center for EPA’s enforcement programs. NEIC’s Laboratory Branch provides analytical services in support of EPA’s enforcement program.
Research Project: The research project at EPA’s environmental forensics laboratory may include developing data processing approaches, leading method development activities, and creating instrument specific libraries for Per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS). This project could include:
The participant can anticipate learning:
Mentor(s): The mentor for questions about this opportunity is David Bright (email@example.com). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: no later than January 15, 2022. All start dates are flexible and vary depending on numerous factors. Click here for detailed information about start dates.
Appointment Length: The appointment may 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. The annual stipend will range from $60,000 to $72,000, depending on education and experience.
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.
ORISE offers all ORISE EPA graduate students and Postdocs a free 5 year membership to the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA).
Questions: Please see the FAQ section of our website. After reading, if you have additional questions about the application process please email ORISE.EPA.REG@orau.org and include the reference code for this opportunity.
The qualified candidate should have received a master’s or doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields, or be currently pursuing a doctoral degree. Degree must have been received within the past five years.
Preferred skills and experience that would enhance this research experience include:
I have received a master's or doctoral degree within the past five years, or am currently pursuing a doctoral degree.