The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a part-time (25 hours per week) contractor position; Big Data Health Research Support with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA facility in Chapel Hill, NC.
This is an excellent opportunity for a recent Master’s grad to collaborate with EPA’s research team. Research experience includes:
- Conducting statistical analyses for epidemiological research, such as time-series, cluster analysis, hierarchical modeling, longitudinal data analysis, causal modeling, multivariable regression models;
- Developing data management plans, analysis plans and statistical design for epidemiological research;
- Assisting in the logistics and coordination activities for briefings, meetings, workshops, and other collaborative efforts; and
- Networking and exploring many career paths at EPA.
Location: This job will be located at EPA’s facility in Chapel Hill, NC.
Salary: $29.57 per hour.
Travel: Occasional overnight travel may be required.
- Have completed graduate coursework in statistics, biostatistics, and epidemiology;
- Demonstrate education and/or experience in epidemiologic and statistical methods including experience with time-series, cluster analysis, hierarchical modeling, longitudinal data analysis, multivariable regression with an emphasis on large datasets (for example, data sets with over 100,000 records);
- Demonstrate leadership skills and have experience working in teams;
- Have proficiency with advanced statistical analyses and programing using R (preferred), SAS, or Stata;
- Proficiency in conducting literature searches; and
- Have strong communication skills (i.e., written, oral, presentation abilities).
- Experience with spatial analysis in ArcGIS and/or R.
What the EPA project is about
Part of the research in PHESD focuses on the adverse public health impacts of environmental exposures. The research utilizes human subject data and publicly available databases to investigate the human health effects of air and water pollutants and other environmental exposures.
- Be at least 18 years of age and
- Have earned at least a Master’s degree in Epidemiology, Environmental Sciences, Public Health, Statistics, Social Sciences, Biostatistics, Mathematics, or a closely related field of study from an accredited university or college 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.
Interested in this research opportunity? If so, follow the link below to apply.
Questions? Email Brittny.Hartsell@ORAU.org