This position is in the Office of Research and Development, Center for Computational Toxicology and Exposure, Biomolecular and Computational Toxicology Division, Computation Toxicology and Bioinformatics Branch. You will:
- Conduct independent in vivo and in vitro toxicological research in response to EPA's priorities;
- Lead a team of researchers to plan, direct, and coordinate research efforts intended to establish new methods or approaches;
- Serve as a senior scientist and technical authority;
- Manage extramural research projects related to in-house research support contracts.
- You must be a U.S. citizen.
- If you are selected, a pre-employment background check is required. This position is designated as Moderate Risk and requires a background investigation. Unless an appropriate background investigation is already on record with the Office of Personnel Management, you must undergo a background investigation. All conditions of the pre-employment security process must be met before an official letter of employment can be issued with a report for duty date.
Education: You need a degree or combination of education and experience as described below to qualify for this position.
Biologist: You must have a bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in one of the following: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position; OR a combination of education and experience with courses equivalent to a major, as listed.
Toxicologist: You must have a bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited or pre-accredited college or university in toxicology, or an appropriate discipline of the biological, medical, or veterinary sciences that included at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, biochemistry, or physiology, and 12 semester hours in toxicology.
In addition to the educational requirements, we are looking for at least one year of specialized experience related to this position as described below:
To qualify for the Research GS-12 level, you need to have at least one year of full-time experience equivalent to the GS-11 level participating in team research (i.e., formulating hypotheses, developing research plans, adapting existing methods/techniques) in in vivo and/or in vitro biology or toxicology; analyzing or communicating research results; utilizing one or more of the following scientific programming languages for scientific analysis or modeling: R, Python, or MATLAB.
- OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in the academic discipline as described below
- OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
To qualify for the GS-13 level, you need to have at least one year of full time experience equivalent to the GS-12 level defined as conducting independent in vivo and/or in vitro biological or toxicological research; managing technical progress of contracted in vivo and/or in vitro biological or toxicological research or communicating research results in peer-reviewed publications; developing software programs utilizing one or more of the following scientific programming languages for scientific analysis or modeling: R, Python, or MATLAB.
Applications MUST be submitted through USAJobs (URL above)