ORISE Opportunity: EPA Human Health Water Research

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Tomei-Torres, Francisco A. (ATSDR/OAD/OCDAPS)

Apr 5, 2021, 2:31:58 PMApr 5

Subject: ORISE Opportunity: EPA Human Health Water Research




Postgraduate research opportunities are available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Water (OW) to work on Human Health Water Research. The appointments will be served with the Human Health Risk Assessment Branch (HRAB) in the Health and Ecological Criteria Division (HECD) of the Office of Science and Technology (OST) located in Washington, DC. To view the full announcement and to apply, click the following link: https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/EPA-OW-OST-2021-02.


The Office of Water (OW) ensures drinking water is safe, and restores and maintains oceans, watersheds, and their aquatic ecosystems to protect human health, support economic and recreational activities, and provide healthy habitats for fish, plants and wildlife. Among other activities, OW is responsible for implementing the Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act. OST provides ecological and human health science support for decisions and policies that implement the Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, and a variety of other water related statutory programs that protect water quality, aquatic life and human health.


Project Description

The goal of this research project is to assist in the development of human health ambient water quality criteria (https://www.epa.gov/wqc/national-recommended-water-quality-criteria-human-health-criteria-table) and drinking water health advisories for contaminants in water (https://www.epa.gov/sdwa/drinking-water-contaminant-human-health-effects-information#dw-standards). Additionally, the participant will utilize elements of the risk assessment paradigm for both chemical and microbial contaminants including systematic review of literature, hazard identification, dose response assessment, and the use of high throughput assay data for screening and prioritization.

Position Type


Application Deadline

5/19/2021 4:00:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Location of Position

Washington, DC





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