Biologist

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA
  • May 30, 2018
Full time Biology - Ecology EHS - Environmental, Health & Safety Research

Job Description

Summary

Earth Day is every day at EPA! At EPA, you can protect human health and the environment of all Americans, and you’ll discover that EPA is one great place to work! We offer great benefits and work flexibilities, and our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career--we share a common passion to promote a cleaner, healthier environment. Discover how exciting safeguarding our natural resources and protecting human health can be. Find yourself at EPA.

This position is located in the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, Office of Pesticide Programs, Biological and Economic Analysis Division, Microbiology Laboratory Branch, in Fort Meade, MD. For more information on this office, visit their website: https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-office-chemical-safety-and-pollution-prevention-ocspp.

If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement.

Except in special circumstances, those new to the federal government will be hired at the starting salary (step 1) of the applicable grade range listed above.

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Responsibilities

At the entry level of this position, you will:

- Conduct short and long-term studies for evaluating the efficacy of antimicrobial pesticides (disinfectants, tuberculocides etc.) independently or in a small team environment.

- Prepare, maintain, and track cultures of biosafety level I and II bacteria and viruses for long-term storage, testing, and research studies.

- Conduct routine quality control activities such as calibration of equipment, sterility checks of media and reagents, etc. following Good Laboratory Practice and ISO 17025 standards.

- Report outcomes from research studies, quality control activities, and performance testing.

When entering a Federal job at a grade level lower than the highest promotion potential level, you may be promoted to more complex duties and work more independently, as your career progresses.

Closes 06/05/2018

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Job Level

Entry-level,   Mid-level  

Sector

Government- Federal

Salary

$45,972 to $73,105 per year. Pay scale & grade GS 07 - 09.