Environmental Health Scientist

ICF - Fairfax, VA3.5

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Environmental Health Scientist II (Fall/Winter 2018; Graduating Graduate Students)

Fairfax, VA

Are you passionate about improving quality of life through disease prevention, health promotion, and the care of chronic health conditions? Then consider ICF. We work at the forefront of today’s global health issues, helping clients understand the specific needs of diverse populations and address complex health challenges with behavior and disease surveillance and monitoring, research and surveys, training and technical assistance, and informatics and systems.

Job Description:
As an Environmental Health Scientist - Associate in our Health Sciences Practice, you would join a group of 70+ science professionals provides toxicology, epidemiology, chemistry, 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. We support the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in answering scientific questions regarding human health and we support the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) National Center for Environmental Assessment 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 to support the implementation of different aspects of the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Safe Drinking Water Act.

Environmental Health Scientists will contribute to the development of innovative, accurate, timely, and high quality products and services, typically working on multiple projects with all levels of staff. Associates work with teams to support scientific workshops, conduct literature reviews, perform data extraction, and participate in other projects relating to human and environmental risk assessment. Associates have the opportunity to apply their academic knowledge, gain exposure to major projects, and interact with experts and clients in the field, while building content knowledge and consulting skills.

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

This position will be located in Fairfax, VA with a Fall/Winter 2018 start date. Please submit cover letter and resume with your application.

Key Responsibilities:
Solving quantitative and qualitative problems
Conducting data and statistical analysis involving Excel, Access, and other software, such as R, SAS, Python, SQL, and VBA, to summarize trends, develop and execute database queries, and develop and format modeling inputs
Researching a broad variety of scientific topics and synthesizing findings
Reviewing scientific and peer-reviewed literature
Contribute as a technical team member to data management tasks such as:
Conducting data extraction and data entry
Managing references and citations for technical reports
Developing code for data visualization and analytics
Participating in scientific workshop activities including note-taking and developing workshop summary reports
Synthesizing scientific findings and communicating them through various formats and media (e.g., written reports, online websites, visualizations)
Following and implementing standardized QA/QC procedures on documents and reports
Interacting and corresponding with project managers

Basic Qualifications:
Master’s degree in environmental science, environmental engineering, physics, computer science, or related subject
Minimum GPA of 3.0
Ability to demonstrate quantitative and qualitative research skills

Professional Skills:
Qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis skills
Written and oral communication skills, including experience with developing and delivering presentations
Ability to apply critical thinking and problem solve
High level of attention to detail
Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work under strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Strong outreach and self-motivation skills
ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

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 .

About ICF

ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting and technology services provider with more than 5,000 professionals focused on making big things possible for our clients. We are business analysts, policy specialists, technologists, researchers, digital strategists, social scientists and creatives. Since 1969, government and commercial clients have worked with ICF to overcome their toughest challenges on issues that matter profoundly to their success. Come engage with us at icf.com .

Fairfax, VA (VA01)