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NHEERL Career Groups
  • Administrative
  • Administrative Officer
  • Budget Analyst
  • Environmental Protection Specialist
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Office Manager
  • Program Analyst
  • Health Sciences
  • Environmental Health Scientist
  • Health Scientist
  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Medical Officer
  • Nurse
  • Pharmacist
  • Research Psychologist
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biologist
  • Biological Science Technician
  • Ecologist
  • Fishery Biologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Physiologist
  • Plant Physiologist
  • Toxicologist
  • Veterinarian
  • Physical Sciences & Engineering
  • Chemist
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Electronics Technician
  • Engineering Technician
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Mathematician
  • Oceanographer
  • Physical Scientist
  • Statistician

The Human Resources Management Division (HRMD) of the US EPA in RTP, NC, provides comprehensive human resources services to programs at RTP and other EPA facilities throughout the country. Information about Federal employment and job opportunities at US EPA's Office of Research & Development (ORD) - Health and Environmental Effects Research and other federal agencies can be accessed at the following automated resources and Internet web sites.

NHEERL Post-Doctoral Program

NHEERL has an active post-doctoral research program with vacancies anticipated throughout the year.

Student Services Contracting Program

Pursue Environmental Careers while working at EPA through our Student Services Contracting Authority

NHEERL Support Opportunities

NHEERL Support Opportunities is a listing of EPA sponsored internships, training, fellowships and apprenticeship programs available to a variety of different groups including high school students, graduate students and post-doctoral researchers.

Solicitations for Business and Research Opportunities

The following is a listing of Procurements and Assistance Opportunities currently available.

Research and Development Job Opportunities

Job opportunities within EPA's Office of Research and Development.

ORD Employees Seeking Funding from Other Federal Agencies and Participating with Non-EPA Researchers in Submitting Joint Research Applications to Other Federal Agencies

Notice of NHEERL’s willingness to participate in funding opportunities of other Federal agencies.

EPA Careers

Discover the "who, what, where and why" that lead to a meaningful career at EPA. Learn about specific vacancies and applying online or offline for a job that fits your background and interests.

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EPA Training Programs

The Student Educational Employment Program has two components: the Student Temporary Employment Program and the Student Career Experience Program. Two other opportunities for students are: the Summer Employment Program and the Student Volunteer Program. Students must be at least 16 years of age, a US citizen, and seeking a degree, certificate, or diploma in an accredited school to be eligible for federal employment.

NHEERL has an active post-doctoral fellows program. Candidates will have earned a Ph.D. in health, biological, physical, or engineering sciences. Candidates with an M.D. or D.V.M. degree with experience in conducting scientific research may also be considered.

EPA has several programs that are designed to attract talented individuals with culturally diverse backgrounds such as fellowships, grants, internships and co-operative agreements, which are described below.

  • The National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) operates four fellowship programs to improve educational opportunities for promising students with science and engineering backgrounds (http://epa.gov/ncer/; 800/490-9194).
  • The National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) is a program which sponsors research projects for students (http://www.epa.gov/enviroed/students.html).
  • The Resident Research Associateship Program (RRAP) enables post-doctoral fellows and mid-career Ph.D.'s to work as visiting scientists at federal laboratories; 202/334-2670 or 202/564-0452.
  • The EPA Intern Program (EIP) is a comprehensive, permanent, full-time and career development program for recent bachelors degree graduates, designed to help them develop potential for future advancement within the agency. Key developmental components of the EIP are: an Orientation Conference, a senior level agency mentor, Individual Development Plan (IDP), multiple rotational assignments, field studies and site visits; 202/401-7002.
  • The EPA & Shaw University Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP) began in 1990 as a collaborative effort between EPA's Office of Research and Development in Research Triangle Park, NC, and Shaw University in Raleigh, NC. The program addresses the under representation of minorites in the fields of science and engineering. See further details
  • The Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) and EPA sponsor a diversity oriented summer internship program (http://www.eco.org/). Exit Disclaimer
  • The National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO), a cooperative agreement for students in Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's) (http://www.nafeo.org/). Exit Disclaimer
  • The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) is a cooperative agreement for Hispanic Colleges and Universities (http://www.hacu.net/). Exit Disclaimer

Information on other cooperative agreements for outreach to minorities in NHEERL can be found at http://www.epa.gov/nheerl/.

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