Post-Doctoral Research Program

Center For Environmental Measurement & Modeling (CEMM)

Current CEMM Opportunities

EPA’s Center for Environmental Measurement & Modeling (CEMM) conducts research to advance EPA’s ability to measure and model contaminants in the environment, including research to provide fundamental methods and models needed to implement environmental statutes. Specifically, CEMM characterizes the occurrence, movement, and transformation of contaminants in the natural environment through the application of measurement and modeling-based approaches. CEMM scientists develop, evaluate and apply laboratory and field-based methods and approaches for use by EPA and its state, local, and tribal partners to characterize environmental conditions in direct support of implementation of EPA programs. CEMM scientists also provide scientific expertise and leadership related to the development and application of complex computational models that provide precise and detailed predictions of the fate and transport of priority contaminants in the environment to inform the environmental policies and programs at the EPA, state, local and tribal level. The methods and models developed by CEMM are typically applied at the airshed, watershed, and ecosystem level. CEMM periodically accepts applications for post-doctoral research positions. The Center has opportunities for conducting high priority research in areas such as: atmospheric modeling; watershed/hydrological modeling; genomics; geospatial and statistical analyses; human exposure modeling; informatics; and remote sensing. CEMM post-doctoral positions will be in Divisions in one or more of the following locations: Research Triangle Park, North Carolina; Cincinnati, Ohio; Athens, Georgia; Gulf Breeze, Florida or Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Excellent federal employee benefits:

  • Salary range of $82,830 to $121,128
  • 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 (this may be emailed with your application or separately, whichever the advisor prefers)
  • 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 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date of the application period. Please include "CEMM 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: Elizabeth Martinez, CEMM Post Doctoral Program
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711

For express courier, send to:

Attn: Elizabeth Martinez, CEMM Post Doctoral Program
Mail Drop C639-02
HRMD/Suite C635
4930 Page Road
Durham, NC 27703

Note: In addition to the advertised projects, candidates may also be considered for other vacant post-doctoral positions in this Center.

If you have questions, contact Elizabeth Martinez at (919)541-5659 or via email to

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