A complete application consists of:
All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.
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The participant will gain expertise in developing code by writing a variety of applications. This may include database applications and interactive web applications. The research participant will gain experience in developing user interface designs and graphical user interfaces. The research participant will develop expertise in communicating to a variety of technical and non-technical audiences by developing technical and end-user documentation, preparing reports and summaries of data, presenting results at meetings, and contributing to publications. The research participant will develop collaborative skills through interaction with a team of researchers having diverse interests such as computer scientists, aquatic and landscape ecologists, geographers, and other environmental scientists.
Ideal candidates will have a strong background in software development. These candidates will have experience in a number of different computer languages, including at least one object oriented language as well as experience with databases and web development. Experience with GIS and training in one of the sciences is desirable.
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. The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of EPA and is contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time. Participants do not become employees of EPA, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.
The mentor for this project is Dr. Scott Leibowitz (firstname.lastname@example.org). The anticipated start date for the appointment is October 1, 2018.
Applicants should have a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or Engineering, with a strong background in software development. A Master’s degree in another scientific discipline with demonstrated software development skills is also acceptable. The degree must be received within five years of the appointment start date. Strong written, oral and electronic communication skills preferred.