The EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program has an immediate opening for a Communications Specialist with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA Research Triangle Park facility in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina.
The Office of Research and Development at the EPA supports high-quality research to improve the scientific basis for decisions on national environmental issues and help EPA achieve its environmental goals. Research is conducted in a broad range of environmental areas by scientists in EPA laboratories and at universities across the country.
The National Center for Computational Toxicology (NCCT) is developing and using ground-breaking scientific methods to change the current approach used to evaluate the safety of chemicals. NCCT researchers integrate advances in biology, biotechnology, chemistry, and computer science to identify important biological processes that may be disrupted by the chemicals.
The combined information helps prioritize chemicals based on potential human health risks. Using computational toxicology research, thousands of chemicals can be evaluated for potential risk at small cost in a very short amount of time. NCCT’s research is part of EPA's broader Chemical Safety for Sustainability (CSS) Research Program. Working closely with CSS, NCCT actively engages a wide-range of stakeholders to help make this new chemical information more understandable and useable. The chemical data resulting from using these new methods are publicly available through online iCSS dashboards and complete data files can be downloaded from an EPA website.
The selected applicant shall assist the Communications Director with the communication and administrative duties required to support and maintain a robust outreach program, including the administration, management, and communication of results as well as tracking impacts resulting from NCCT research activities.
Management and Administrative responsibilities will include:
Communications-related responsibilities will include:
Location: This job will be located at EPA’s Research Triangle facility in Raleigh-Durham, NC.
Salary: Selected applicants will become temporary employees of ORAU and will receive an hourly wage of $20.96 for hours worked.
Travel: Occasional overnight travel may be required.
Expected Start Date: The position is full time and expected to begin April 2018. The initial project is through May 14, 2018, followed by up to two (2) 12-month optional periods.
For more information, contact EPAjobs@orau.org. Do not contact EPA directly.
Eligible applicants must:
EPA ORD employees, their spouses, and children are not eligible to participate in this program.
Required Knowledge, Skills, Work Experience, and Education
The applicant shall:
I certify that I am at least 18 years of age; have earned at least a Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, technical communications, environmental studies, or a related field of study from an accredited university or college within the last 24 months; a citizen or a Legal Permanent Resident of the United States of America; and not a current employee of EPA ORD or the spouse or child of an EPA ORD employee.
ORAU is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability); visit the ORAU website for required employment notices.