EPA Bioinformatician/Data Scientist Fellowship

United States Environmental Protection Agency
Computational Toxicology and Bioinformatics Branch
United States North Carolina Research Triangle Park


A research opportunity is available with the Computational Toxicology and Bioinformatics Branch at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD), Center for Computational Toxicology and Exposure (CCTE), Biomolecular & Computational Toxicology Division (BCTD) located in Durham, North Carolina. CCTE is responsible for developing new computational tools and providing quantitative analysis for improving environmental risk assessments and regulatory decisions pertaining to chemical safety and sustainability. This research project aims to develop computational methods to predict the safety of chemicals using transcriptomics applied across multiple in vitro and in vivo exposure models. The tools to be used include novel transcriptomic data generated within EPA, publicly available databases of transcriptomic signatures and pathways, and outputs of various predictive models of chemical action. The project integrates bioinformatics, data science, software engineering, applied statistics, and predictive mathematical modeling. See the link to zIntellect for the full posting, and to submit an application.


The qualified candidate should have received a master's or doctoral degree in one of the relevant disciplines (Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Biology, Toxicology, Computer Science, Bioengineering, Statistics, Math, Chemistry, Physics), or be currently pursuing one of the degrees with completion before June 30, 2023. Degree must have been received within the past five years.

Preferred Skills:
+ Software development experience in R and/or Python, and strong written, oral and electronic communication skills.
+ Proficient in developing data science applications with R and/or Python, in the use of MySQL and NoSQL database solutions, and experience in bioinformatics.

Start date

As soon as possible

How to Apply

Submit application here: www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/EPA-ORD-CCTE-BCTD-2023-04


Logan Everett