Summary***This announcement has been amended to extend the closing date.***
This Title 42 position is located in the Office of Research and Development (ORD), Center for Environmental Solutions and Emergency Response, Water Infrastructure Division. If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement. About ORD: https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-office-research-and-development-ordLearn more about this agency
The Office of Research and Development's (ORD) 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, and State, Tribal and local agencies when faced with challenging environmental problems in the built environment. CESER's Water Infrastructure Division (WID) focuses on the management, treatment and remediation of microbial and chemical contaminants of concern in water infrastructure including drinking water, wastewater, source water, stormwater and water reuse.
Major duties for this position include:
- Leading the public health aspects of innovative, interdisciplinary research on wastewater-based epidemiology.
- Formulating concepts, developing hypotheses, preparing research plans, reviewing literature and clinical data, developing and/or applying conceptual and mathematical models, collaborating with engineers and biologists, and carrying out investigations, analyzing and interpreting results.
- Collaborating with researchers within and outside the Agency, as well as partners and stakeholders, to improve wastewater-based epidemiological tools and approaches.
- Producing data, models, information and scientific publications, advancing the state-of-the-science, and developing new research programs.
- Finding solutions for the early detection of viruses, pathogens, and other agents in wastewater that would allow for early detection and effective public health intervention.
- Providing high-level substantive advice and recommendations to the WID Director, as well as the broader CESER and ORD, on matters related to public health and wastewater-based epidemiology research.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/605934300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.