Office of Research and Development
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High Level Career Opportunities (Title 42)
The Title 42 hiring authority as codified in the Code of Federal Regulations enables ORD to attract and retain internationally-known scientific experts who are world-class scientists, engineers and leaders within their specialized fields. Title 42 appointees collaborate with Agency science staff and programs. They assist at the highest levels to provide the research to support EPA's mission to protect human health and the environment.
In FY 1998, ORD began to enhance its scientific workforce by attracting first rate postdoctoral scientists and engineers into its research program through this new hiring initiative. Over 300 postdoctoral researchers have participated in the program to date. The program offers appointments of up to four years, state-of-the-art facilities, world-class scientific expertise, locations throughout the United States, travel to professional scientific meetings, and active postdoctoral trainee organizations. Participants receive full benefits and a salary commensurate with qualifications and locality pay adjustments.
College Students / Recent Graduates
Research and Development Job Opportunities for Students and Recent Graduates
The Research and Development team offers a unique and exciting career opportunity for students seeking scientific or administrative services experience in support of our mission. This opportunity is open to individuals at least 18 years old who are currently enrolled in a degree program at a recognized educational institution or are recent graduates (within one year of graduation for BS and MS degrees and two years of graduation for post docs). By means of flexible Personal Services Contracts, students are hired as Student Services Contractors to work with our various laboratories, research centers and offices located across the country. Student contractors partake in an intensive hands-on employment experience over a 12 month period (with an option for an additional 12 months) working side-by-side with EPA mentors and/or scientists, who will provide day-to-day direction and oversight.
For more information and current openings, visit Job Opportunities through Student Services Contracting
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