Sensor Application and Development at EPA

The EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program has an immediate opening for a Sensor Application and Development position with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA facility in Research Triangle Park, NC. The selected candidate shall participate as part of a team developing a lightweight sensor/sampler-based system that would be deployed for emission sampling on aerostats and unmanned aerials systems (UASs) such as aerostats and multicopters.  Past field sampling applications have included at-sea oil fires, waste pile fires, prescribed forest burns, and open burning/open detonation of military ordnance.

  • Full-time/$20.96 per hour;
  • Must have earned at least a bachelor’s degree in in engineering, chemistry, physics, or a related field from an accredited university or college within the last 24 months;
  • Demonstrated education and/or experience in gas flow systems including experience with gas phase measurements and measurement systems, pump systems, gas cylinder operation, laboratory testing, instrument calibration;
  • Strong written and oral communication;
  • Experience with pump control;
  • Experience with Swagelok (or similar) fittings; and
  • Experience with proportional–integral–derivative (PID) operation.


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