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Lab Work Contract Opening - I am guessing Oil Spill analysis work


Staff member
Sep 4, 2006
Gainesville, GA
I am not sure if anyone is looking but this one year contract with a possibility of a one year extension showed up on Craigslist. Since it is in Athens, GA it is meant to attract students from the UGA but is open to anyone qualifying:

Visit http://www.epa.gov/oamrtpnc/q1000222/index.htm for all contract details and instructions for submitting a proposal.

Please include reference number RFQ-RT-10-00222 on all correspondence and email.

Please do not forget to include transcripts in your submissions!

The Ecosystems Research Division (ERD), Athens, GA of the National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL), Office of Research and Development (ORD) at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking individuals, at least 18 years of age who have met the requirements for graduation with a degree from a college or university within the past two years, to provide full-time services under a contractual agreement to support studies to characterize the fate and transport of emerging endocrine disruptors in aquatic and terrestrial systems. The student contractor will

(i) Develop methods for the analysis of a selected list of emerging endocrine disruptors (e.g., hormonally active pollutants) and their possible degradation products in complex matrices (e.g., sediments and terrestrial systems).
(ii) Prepare and conduct sorption, degradation, and transport experiments of target chemicals in sediment and soil systems.
(iii) Extract samples.
(iv) Analyze samples and/or sample extracts by liquid chromatography (LC), gas chromatography (GC), LC-mass spectrometry (LC-MS), GC-mass spectrometry (GC-MS and high-field Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR).
(v) Interpret results of spectrum generated by LC-MS, GC-MS and NMR analysis
(vi) Compile results, create graphic representation of results, and perform statistical analysis of experimental data.
(vii) Maintain thorough, accurate, and legible records in designated laboratory notebook and electronic files.
(viii) Operate and maintain laboratory equipment (e.g., GC and LC).

For additional information regarding ERD, visit its home page at http://www.epa.gov/athens/.

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