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Geocomputation Research for Doctoral Candidate

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

Salary: $37.31 per hour.

Travel: Occasional overnight travel may be required.

Required Skills:
  • Proficiency in geocomputation and data visualization;
  • Proficiency in GIS, R and Python;
  • Experience in methods for geolocation of private domestic wells;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experience working in teams; and
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (i.e., Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook), desktop publishing.

  • Be at least 18 years of age and
  • Pursuing a PhD (Pre-Doc) in geography 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 Environmental Solutions and Emergency Response (CESER) plans, coordinates and conducts an applied, customer-driven, national research and development program to improve decision making by EPA, federal, state, tribal and local agencies, when faced with challenging environmental problems in the built environment. Within CESER, the Land Remediation and Technology Divison (LRTD) plans, coordinates and conducts an applied, national, customer-driven research program that delivers innovative and effective technologies, guidance, and tools to manage the nation’s land resources in a more sustainable and productive manner.

One research program in LRTD focuses on managing contamination from underground storage tanks. There are more than 550,000 active Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) nationwide storing petroleum and other hazardous substances, and about 55,000 leaking underground storage tanks. Releases from underground storage tanks pose a threat to ground water and drinking water supplies nationally. Additionally, this infrastructure is especially vulnerable to extreme precipitation events.

This is an excellent opportunity for a Pre-Doc who is pursuing their PhD to collaborate with EPA’s research team. Research experience includes:

  • Assessing influence of extreme precipitation events and flooding on contaminant transport;
  • Incorporating extreme weather events and contaminant transport in the DRASTIC model;
  • Performing geocomputational analysis and data visualization; and
  • Networking and exploring many career paths at EPA.

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