[ECOLOG-L] EPA/ORAU Watershed modeling position in Athens, GA

Post-bachelor position in Athens, GA.


The Watershed Exposure Branch (WEB) in Computational Exposure Division (CED) of the National Environmental Research Laboratory (NERL) supports the mission of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by conducting process, modeling, and field research to assess the exposure risks of humans and ecosystems to natural and man-made stressors. WEB is also responsible for developing innovative software tools for evaluating water quantity and quality.  As part of this effort, the WEB is conducting a research project focusing on the development of a state-of-the-art component-based watershed modeling system which can be used to compose workflows to assess water quantity and quality as they relate to exposure.

The candidate shall work with a mentor as part of a multi-disciplinary research team and provide technical support for WEB’s watershed modeling components. The work shall include literature search, algorithm and software component development in watershed hydrology domain within the context of water quantity and water quality.

Modeling activities shall include assisting with the following:

Conducting literature searches for the latest scientific studies in hydrology, water quality and watershed modeling.

Writing algorithms representing science in the domain of hydrology and watershed modeling.

Writing computer software coding hydrology and watershed modeling algorithms.

Designing watershed modeling workflows using available web services.

Location: This job will be located at EPA’s facility in Athens, GA.

Salary: The selected applicant will become a full time temporary employee of ORAU and will receive an hourly wage of $20.04 for hours worked.

Travel: Occasional overnight travel may be required.

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