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Environmental Health Sciences Research Assistant

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. 

We are hiring Environmental Health Sciences Research Assistants to join our teams in Summer 2021. Due to COVID 19, this position will be remote and eventually will be located in either Fairfax, VA or Durham, NC.  

As a Health Sciences Research Assistant, you will:  

  • Work on a diverse team that specializes in identifying and quantifying the effects of environmental pollutants, such as metals, pesticides, and volatile organic compounds, on human health and the environment. For example:
    • We support the Environmental Protection Agency’s Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment (CPHEA) in developing risk assessments, such as Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) assessments.
    • We also provide fate and transport modeling, exposure modeling, and risk assessment support to EPA’s Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards and Office of Water.  
  • Review scientific and peer-reviewed literature to research a broad variety of scientific topics in environmental risk assessment, synthesize findings, and communicate them through various formats and media (e.g., written reports, online websites, visualizations).
  • Conduct study data extraction using electronic systematic review procedures and tools.
  • Conduct data and statistical analysis involving Excel, Access, R, SAS, Python, SQL, VBA, and/or other software. 
  • Participate in and support scientific workshop activities including notetaking, developing workshop summary reports, and other event logistics.  
  • Follow and implement standardized QA/QC procedures on documents and reports.

As a Health Sciences Research Assistant, you will have:  

  • Exceptional research and scientific writing skills, including editing, using reference management software (e.g. EndNote), and proofreading skills.  
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative data collection, analysis, and visualization skills. Experience with environmental science systematic reviews is a plus.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including experience with developing and delivering presentations.  
  • The ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work in groups, individually, and virtually under strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment.  

Basic Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Public Health, Biochemistry, or related subject. 

Please note: This position does not involve hands-on laboratory or field work.  

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.com and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Fairfax, VA (VA01)

Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with +7,000 people across +70 countries, but we are not your typical consultants.
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