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Quantitative Cell Culture Analysis Research at EPA

The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a full-time contractor position; Quantitative Cell Culture Analysis Research at EPA with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA facility in Research Triangle Park, NC.


Salary: $23.37 per hour.


Travel: Overnight travel will not be required.


Required Skills:

  • Basic experience (at least six months) working in a laboratory setting;
  • Experience following written protocols;
  • Proficiency performing basic chemistry calculations, quantitative analysis and calibrating instruments;
  • Basic experience with instrumental analysis, calibrating, and quantitative analysis techniques including gas chromatography, dispersive and Fourier Transform infrared, and calibration systems;
  • Basic experience working with hazardous substances;
  • Experience collecting data, maintaining a detailed scientific laboratory notebook and electronic record keeping;
  • Experience with basic laboratory health and safety procedure;
  • Strong written, oral and electronic communication skills; and
  • Strong organizational skills including experience preparing spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations as well as demonstrated ability to adhere to assigned deadlines.



  • Be at least 18 years of age and
  • Have earned at least a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, toxicology, environmental sciences, engineering, or 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.


What the EPA project is about

The Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment (CPHEA) provides the science needed to understand the complex interrelationship between people and nature in support of assessments and policy to protect human health and ecological integrity. Within CPHEA, the Public Health and Integrated Toxicology Division (PHITD) performs clinical and animal toxicological research to assess the impact of environmental exposures on human health by developing and validating biological measures in all aspects of human health to better link exposure, dose, and health outcomes. This includes evaluating toxicological mechanisms and responses for target organ systems using multiple strategies related to chemical screening and prioritization including assessing in vivo predictive value of in vitro tests and test methods development and interpretation.


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


  • Performing data entry and analysis using office and laboratory software;
  • Performing searches of the scientific literature;
  • Conducting quantitative analysis of air concentrations during exposures; and
  • Networking and exploring many career paths at EPA.



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