Environmental Social Science of Coastal Water Quality & Support for Solution-Based Research; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Atlantic Ecology Division

Job Title: 
Environmental Social Science of Coastal Water Quality & Support for Solution-Based Research
Job Location: 
Narragansett, Rhode Island
Duration: 
full-time; 1 year with option to renew
Salary: 
depends on education level
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Application Information: 
Description: 

A research opportunity is available at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD), National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (NHEERL), Atlantic Ecology Division (AED) in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

The research participant will have the opportunity to be involved in research investigating mechanisms to control nitrogen pollution on Cape Cod. The research will include social science evaluation of the research effort as well as social science research related to the implementation of alternative technologies for nitrogen reduction to coastal waters. This includes investigation of stakeholder engagement mechanisms and the recreational benefits of water quality improvements as well as barriers and opportunities for the incorporation of alternative pollution mitigation technologies.

With guidance from their mentor, the research participant will have the opportunity to be involved in developing, managing, and analyzing spatial datasets; engaging stakeholders and analyzing and reporting on participatory research efforts; collaborating on scientific writing or presentations; and implementing case study evaluations of alternative nutrient mitigation technology implementation. This is an opportunity to learn about the social and ecological impacts of nutrient pollution and to apply data from multiple disciplines for improving decision making.

The research participant will have the opportunity to learn through interactions with individuals and teams involved with other cross-cutting human/environment projects at AED and other EPA divisions. With guidance from the mentor, the research participant will have latitude in exercising independent initiative and judgment in the research commensurate with the level of training. The research participant will have the opportunity to collaborate with EPA Regions, researchers, states, and local stakeholders to improve EPA's abilities in generating and translating decision-relevant social and ecological data to end-users.

The research participant will have the opportunity to attend research team meetings and be involved in all aspects of the research. This may include active engagement with stakeholders regarding applications of the research. There will be opportunities to develop and conduct projects within the overall research program, and to publish and present research.

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