A complete application consists of:
A current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, relevant experiences, and publication list
Two educational or professional references
All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.
If you have questions, send an email to EPArpp@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.
A postgraduate or postdoctoral research project training opportunity is currently available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of the Science Advisor in the Office of Research and Development (ORD). This appointment will be served in Washington, DC.
EPA and state environmental programs are expanding use of citizen science and crowdsourcing. Two recent reports from an external advisory committee define a proposed vision for citizen science at EPA and the importance of partnerships with other organizations to support the growing number of activities across the U.S.
The participant will be involved in analysis of research gaps and synthesis of innovative research approaches to science and technical issues using citizen science and crowdsourcing. The research participant may be involved in the following activities:
The research participant will have latitude in exercising independent initiative and judgment in conducting the research. The research will have the opportunity to collaborate with peers at EPA, as well as other federal agencies and non-profit and academic institutions. The research participant may collaborate with scientists in all fields of environmental sciences.
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 in the Washington, DC area. 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 Jay Benforado (firstname.lastname@example.org). The anticipated start date for the appointment is December 1, 2018.
Applicants must have received a master’s or doctoral degree within five years of the desired starting date, or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date. The degree should be in an environmental or health related field such as earth and life sciences, social science, environmental policy, or interdisciplinary work.