Toxicology Data Support
The EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program has an immediate opening for a full-time Toxicology Data Support position with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA’s Research Triangle Park facility in Raleigh-Durham, NC.
What the EPA project is about
The National Center for Computational Toxicology (NCCT) is responsible for developing computational tools and solutions for improving environmental risk assessments and regulatory decisions pertaining to chemical safety and sustainability. The NCCT ToxCast research project aims to generate data on thousands of chemicals through in vitro, high-throughput testing and use computational techniques to analyze the data and build predictive models.
What you will be doing
As a member of a multi-disciplinary research team at NCCT, you will provide literature and database searching, data management, data curation and support to the ToxCast project. This is a combination of file management, data extraction and curation and limited database management. You will work with other members of NCCT’s team to maintain this system, quality control entered data, and perform downstream analysis.
- Demonstrated education and/or experience in toxicology and/or biology,
- A working knowledge of in vitro assays,
- A working knowledge of relational databases,
- Demonstrated experience working in a team environment,
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (i.e., Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook), PubMed, and
- Strong written, oral and electronic communication skills.
- MySQL database experience, and
- R-language programming (or other scripting language) experience.
How will you apply your skills?
- Conducting literature and database searches;
- Curating data into a reference chemical database;
- Utilizing an ontology system for curation;
- Interacting with other members of the development team as well as EPA scientists; and
- Documenting code and database development efforts.
Location: This job will be located at EPA’s Research Triangle facility, NC.
Salary: The selected applicant will become a full time temporary employee of ORAU and will receive an hourly wage of $21.27 for hours worked.
Hours: Full time
Travel: Occasional overnight travel may be required.
Expected start date: The position start date is September 2019. The selected applicant will be temporary employee of ORAU working as a contractor to EPA. The initial contract period is through May 14, 2020. EPA may elect to renew the contract for an additional one (1) 12-month optional period.
Working conditions: This position will involve work in an administrative setting and is not expected to involve exposure to hazardous elements.
The selected candidate shall be supervised by a mentor who will provide day-to-day direction, as well as coach, advise and counsel the selected candidate, and review his/her work.
- Be at least 18 years of age and
- Have a Bachelor’s Degree in biology, toxicology, chemistry, bioinformatics, computational biology, information science 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.