Company Name: ORAU
Job Industry: Nanotechnology
Job Type: Full time
WorkPlace Type: On-Site
Location: Washington DC-Baltimore Area, United States
Required Candidates: 1
Job Description:

The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a full-time contractor position; Science Advisory Branch Support with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA facility in Washington, DC.


Salary: $25.17 per hour.


Travel: Local travel may be required.


Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated strong writing and oral skills;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experience working in teams;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and experience using any graphics software;
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and proficiency in document editing and formatting in Microsoft Office;
  • Demonstrated experience working independently and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment driven by multiple deadlines and changing schedules;
  • Initiative to handle and complete tasks and carry assignments to completion;
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; and
  • Experience translating complex information for a lay audience as evidenced by a writing sample.


Desired Skills:

  • Project or program management experience; and
  • A general understanding of environmental protection and environmental health.




  • Be at least 18 years of age and
  • Have earned at least a bachelor’s degree 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.


What the EPA project is about

The Office of Science Advisor, Policy and Engagement (OSAPE) provides Agency support via Science Advisory activities. We translate research findings, lead ORD involvement in policy actions, and address priorities through grants. Within OSAPE, the Science Policy Division (SPD) 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.


OSAPE's Science Advisory Branch (SAB) provides direct support for key activities led by the Agency’s Science Advisor. This includes providing leadership for the Agency’s work through multiple cross-agency councils and forums, including the Science and Technology Policy Council and its subsidiary groups, the Risk Assessment Forum, the Peer Review Advisory Group, and the Public Access Forum. To support the Science Advisor, the cross-agency councils and forums develop and implement, for example, policies, procedures, and guidance that promotes improved performance and compliance related to scientific activities across the Agency.


The Branch also manages key external advisory groups, including ORD’s Board of Scientific Counselors, and provides leadership within ORD on the Information Quality Guidelines, reproducibility of information, public access to data, peer review of grants and internal products, and clearance issues. SAB also supports EPA’s Scientific Integrity Official and EPA’s Human Subjects Research Review Official. The Branch supports the Extramural Research & Partnerships Division by conducting eligibility review, scientific peer review, and human subjects review for grant applications and SBIR contract proposals.


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


  • Assist Science Advisory Branch supervisor;
  • Prepare communication-related materials;
  • Assist with meetings, documentation, and Microsoft Office; and
  • Networking and exploring many career paths at EPA.



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


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