Chemistry for Emissions Characterization at EPA

The EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program has an immediate opening for a Chemistry for Emissions Characterization Support position with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA facility in Research Triangle Park, NC. The selected candidate shall support research to develop novel analytical and chemical methods for semi-volatile and volatile organic compounds (SVOC and VOCs). He/she shall interact with and support ECPB engineers and scientists working to identify and resolve combustion source measurement and analytical laboratory issues.

  • Full-time/$28.14 per hour;
  • Must have earned at least a master’s degree in chemical or environmental engineering or in the physical, chemical, or combustion sciences, or a related field from an accredited university or college within the last 24 months;
  • Relevant coursework in 4 or more of the following: physics, chemistry, environmental chemistry, chemical instrumentation, biology, combustion engineering, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, thermodynamics, statistics, data science or analysis;
  • Strong skills in independent research work as demonstrated by research projects for coursework, submitted research papers or thesis, or approved independent study, or as evidenced by related work experience in the engineering or science areas;
  • Working knowledge of field and laboratory combustion source emissions experiments and related operations;
  • Working knowledge of sampling aerosols and measuring aerosol particle properties with real-time or semi-continuous instruments or analyzers; and
  • Experience determining the chemical properties of aerosols using modern mass spectrometry (MS) techniques.

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