Employer: Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)
The EPA Environmental
Research and Business Support Program has a full-time opening for an Application and Database Developer position with
the Office of Research and Development at the EPA’s Research Triangle facility
in Raleigh-Durham, NC.
The Office of Research
and Development at the EPA supports high-quality research to improve the
scientific basis for decisions on national environmental issues and help EPA
achieve its environmental goals. Research is conducted in a broad range of
environmental areas by scientists in EPA laboratories and at universities
across the country.
The Toxicity Assessment
Division (TAD) is part of the National Health and Environmental Effects
Research Laboratory (NHEERL) within ORD/EPA. TAD addresses toxicological mechanisms
and responses for target organ systems using multiple strategies. The Exposure
Methods and Monitoring Division (EMMD) is part of the National Exposure
Research Laboratory (NERL) and is located on EPA’s Main Campus in Research
Triangle Park, NC. EMMD provides the science that underlies the measurement of
environmental stressors and their interactions with biological systems. This
science includes method development, evaluation, and field and laboratory
NHEERL and NERL
researchers across the Agency are involved in nanomaterials research and
nano-informatics methods. TAD in collaboration with EMMD is seeking an
individual to provide application development and programming support for
dynamic, database-driven applications. The selected candidate will work with
other members of the NERL and NHEERL software development team to create new
applications as well as maintain existing code bases. Extensive on-the-job
training will be provided on current databases and the existing code-base. He/she
will be a member of a multi-disciplinary research team and will be trained to
support the development, programming, testing and maintenance of multiple
applications requiring access to chemical and biology databases that provides a
foundation for all nanomaterial and nano-related programs.
Application and Database
Programming responsibilities shall include:
Working directly with data owners to
curate raw data for entry into MySQL database;
Creating new applications and scripts
to interact with a MySQL databases;
Maintaining existing code and scripts
that may or may not access databases; and
Participating in team code reviews,
maintaining records of meetings, correspondence, and action documents, and
maintaining a system to track projects in progress.
Communications-related responsibilities shall include:
Participating as a member of a
multi-disciplinary research team;
Interacting with other members of the
development team as well as EPA scientists; and
Documenting code and database
The selected candidate may be asked to present work
performed in the course of their work as a poster or presentation at a
scientific conference or other forum.
Location: This job will be located
EPA’s Research Triangle facility in Raleigh-Durham, NC.
applicant will become a temporary employee of ORAU and will receive an hourly
wage of $20.96 for hours worked.
overnight travel may be required.
Date: The position start date is March 2018. The selected applicant
will be temporary employees of ORAU working as a contractor to EPA. The initial
contract period is through May 14, 2018. The initial contract period is through
May 14, 2018, followed by two (2) additional 12 month option periods.