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Ecological Field Research

The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a full-time contractor position; Ecological Field Research with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA facility in Duluth, MN. 
This is an excellent opportunity for a recent Bachelor’s grad to collaborate with EPA’s research team. Research experience includes:
  • Assisting with collecting field samples for laboratory analysis for the development of functional indicators in a variety of ecosystems;
  • Providing field sample and data collection, laboratory analysis, and data analysis services;
  • Learning field and analytical techniques as it relates to physical and environment stressors, including climate change;
  • Networking and exploring many career paths at EPA.
Location: This job will be located at EPA’s facility in Duluth, MN.
Salary: $20.95 per hour.
Travel: Travel related to this position will be regional, within a few hours of the City of Duluth, MN by government owned vehicle.
Required Knowledge, Skills, Work Experience, and Education
·        Demonstrate education and/or experience in ecological field research and qualitative/quantitative laboratory analysis of environmental samples (water, plant, and/or soil);
·        Experience conducting research on a broad range of ecological topics such as microbiology, environmental chemistry, microbial ecology, water and soil sciences;
·        Introductory knowledge of field sampling techniques and general laboratory procedures;
·        Demonstrate organizational skills and ability to work independently, as well as have experience working in teams; and
·        Possess strong written, oral and electronic communication skills.
What the EPA project is about
The National Health Effects and Environmental Research Laboratory (NHEERL) is responsible for scientific research on the effects of contaminants and environmental stressors on human health and ecosystem integrity. The impact of the Laboratory's efforts can be felt far beyond the EPA as our research enables state and local governments to implement effective environmental programs. NHEERL also collaborates with governments and organizations on issues of environmental importance. NHEERL’s Mid-Continent Ecology Division (MED) in Duluth MN conducts research through the Safe and Sustainable Water Resources (SSWR) Program to help EPA and stakeholders monitor and assess water resources for system health and stressor response.
·        Be at least 18 years of age and
·        Have earned at least a Bachelor’s Degree in biology, ecology, chemistry, environmental sciences, or a related field of the natural sciences 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.
Interested in this research opportunity? If so, follow the link below to apply. Questions? Email