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Environmental Research Assistant

The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a full-time contractor position; Environmental Research Assistant with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA facility in Ada, OK.

Salary: $22.24 per hour.

Travel: Limited government travel may be required

Required Skills:
  • Experience with general laboratory techniques, such as using pipets, balances, preparation of solutions, etc.;
  • Documented course work with laboratory credit in chemistry;
  • Physical ability to lift up to 50 pounds and tolerate hot/cold/wet field conditions during field trips for sample collection;
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication; and
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.

  • Be at least 18 years of age and
  • Have earned at least a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, physics, chemistry, geology, soil science, ecology, environmental science, environmental engineering, or another scientific discipline, 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.

What the EPA project is about
To support these activities, GCRD laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation for chemical characterization of ground water and surface water. The analytical function of the Division is critical to supporting the research and technical assistance mission of the laboratory. This project involves analytical support for the analysis of water and aquifer samples to support research to protect ground water and surface water resources, possible field support for collection of samples, and additional project support as needed.

This is an excellent opportunity for a recent Bachelor’s graduate to collaborate with EPA’s research team. Research experience includes:
  • Assisting lead technicians ;
  • Maintaining accurate records;
  • Collecting data; and
  • Networking and exploring many career paths at EPA.

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