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Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2101849

Environmental Health Science Information Specialist

Environmental Health Science Information Specialist

To support ICF International’s dynamic growth and expanding client base, we are seeking an Information Specialist to work in our Health Science Practice. This group of 70+ science professionals provides epidemiology, toxicology, hazard assessment, risk assessment, exposure assessment, environmental modeling, and related support that addresses the full spectrum of potentially hazardous agents, including chemicals and microbes. We specialize in identifying and quantifying the effects of environmental pollutants, such as metals, pesticides, and volatile organic compounds, on human health and the environment.

The Information Science Specialist’s project work would support the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and other public and private clients in conducting research. The candidate would work on multiple projects concurrently and assume an active role on project teams to design and perform scientific literature searches utilizing a variety of health information resources.

This position will be located in Durham, NC or Fairfax, VA. Safety of our employees are our top priority, due to current COVID-19 safety measures, employees who can work from home are required to do so. Once it is safe to resume standard practices of commuter travel and social interaction per government guidelines, we expect employees to maintain an office presence as required by projects needs and management leadership.


  • Developing and documenting comprehensive and/or strategic literature search strategies.
  • Developing and applying innovative literature search approaches using text analytics.
  • Performing searches in PubMed, Web of Science, TOXNET and other electronic and online scientific information resources.
  • Organizing search results using EndNote and/or Reference Manager software.
  • Using in-house data management software to aid in review of search results.
  • Assisting with literature retrieval efforts and reconciling invoices.


  • A Master’s degree in Public Health, Information Science, or a related field and at least 1 year of relevant experience; science undergraduate degree preferred.
  • Familiarity with scientific terminology, specifically related to the fields of medicine, toxicology, biology, environmental health, and public health.
  • Knowledge of and experience with online database services such as PubMed, Web of Science, STN, ProQuest Dialog, SCOPUS.
  • Experience with reference management software, especially EndNote.
  • Knowledge of and experience with systematic reviews preferred.
  • Knowledge of and experience using text analytics in combination with traditional keyword searches preferred.

Professional Skills:

  • Proactive approach to challenges and problem-solving
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong written and oral communication skills 
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work with a variety of individuals in various disciplines
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work under strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment

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 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 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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ICF is growing, and we add new open roles to our site regularly. If you're waiting for that perfect opportunity at ICF or want an inside look at what it's like to do world-changing work, join our talent network to stay updated.