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EPA Laboratory Research Support

The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a full-time contractor position; EPA Laboratory Research Support with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA facility in Duluth, MN.

Salary: $22.24 per hour.

Travel: Occasional overnight travel may be required.

Required Skills:
  • Three or more courses at the undergraduate level in biology from an accredited college/university;
  • Three or more courses at the undergraduate level in chemistry/biochemistry from an accredited college/university;
  • Demonstrated experience using chemical instrumentation;
  • Demonstrated experience preparing samples for analysis;
  • A working knowledge of sediment testing with benthic invertebrates; and
  • Strong written, oral, and electronic communication skills.

  • Be at least 18 years of age and
  • Have earned at least a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, chemistry, toxicology, biology, or a related field with substantive chemistry coursework from an accredited college/university within the last 24 months and
  • Be a citizen of the United States of America or a Legal Permanent Resident.

EPA ORD employees, their spouses, and children are not eligible to participate in this program.

What the EPA project is about
The Center for Computational Toxicology and Exposure (CCTE) supports ORD by providing solutions-driven research to rapidly evaluate the potential human health and environmental risks due to exposures to environmental stressors and ensure the integrity of the freshwater environment and its capacity to support human well-being. CCTE researchers are developing and applying cutting edge innovations in methods to rapidly evaluate chemical toxicity, transport, and exposure to people and environments. Within CCTE, the Great Lakes Toxicology and Ecology Division (GLTED) focuses on freshwater ecotoxicity and freshwater coastal ecology. The Division encompasses traditional and predictive toxicity using advanced scientific tools to produce science to inform ecological risk assessments of chemicals by EPA’s Program Offices and Regions.

This is an excellent opportunity for a recent bachelor’s graduate to collaborate with EPA’s research team. Research experience includes:

  • Perform laboratory activates;
  • Conducting chemical analyses using a variety of analytical and microscopy instrumentation;
  • Be involved in development of techniques, writing operating procedures (OPs), developing new SOPs and performing experiments with established chemists; and
  • Networking and exploring many career paths at EPA.

Interested in this research opportunity? If so, follow the link below to apply. Questions? Email