Post-Doctoral Research Program

National Exposure Research Lab (NERL)

Current NERL Opportunities

The National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL) of the United States Environmental Protection Agency periodically accepts applications for post-doctoral research positions. NERL has opportunities for conducting high priority research in areas such as: atmospheric chemistry and transport modeling, urban scale atmospheric dispersion modeling, spatially explicit population risk assessment, biogeochemical processing, exposure pathway modeling, chemical exposure and biotransformation, atmospheric laboratory and field measurement methodologies, atmospheric deposition, ecosystem services research and climate change research, human exposure to air pollutants, ecological modeling, and exposure pathways for hydraulic fracturing.

NERL post-doctoral positions will be in Divisions in one or more of the following locations: Research Triangle Park, North Carolina; Cincinnati, Ohio; Las Vegas, Nevada; or Athens, Georgia.

Excellent federal employee benefits:

  • Salary range of $69,497 to $72,170
  • Up to 3 year appointment duration
  • Vacation and sick leave
  • Federal health benefits, life insurance and retirement program
  • Travel to professional scientific meetings

Easy application process, please submit the following:

  • Up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of recommendation from your senior research advisor or comparable official
  • Cover letter indicating positions/project descriptions and locations of interest, your email address, U.S. citizenship status, and how you learned of this program
  • Form DD-214, if claiming veteran's preference

Please indicate your U.S. citizenship status (citizen or permanent resident) and country of citizenship. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and permanent resident applicants must be seeking citizenship as outlined in 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)(B). Only in the absence of qualified U.S. citizens will permanent residents be considered. For more information on Federal employment of non-U.S. citizens, go to

You may email your application materials to Please include "NERL Post-Doctoral Program" in the email subject line. NOTE: Applications sent via email must be submitted in a format readable by this office, such as MS Word, portable document format (PDF), rich text format (RTF), or plain text. Use of any format we cannot read may invalidate your application. Online applications from journal websites will not be accepted.


Mail your application materials to:

US EPA, HRMD-C639-02
Attn: Ms. Dorothy Carr, NERL Post Doctoral Program
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711

For express courier, send to:

Attn: Ms. Dorothy Carr, NERL Post Doctoral Program
Mail Drop C639-02
HRMD/Suite C635
4930 Page Road
Durham, NC 27703


Fax your application to (919) 541-0160.

If you have questions, contact Ms. Dorothy Carr at (800) 433-9633 or via email to

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