Post-Doctoral Research Program

Center For Public Health & Environmental Assessment (CPHEA)

Current CPHEA Opportunities

EPA's Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment (CPHEA) is seeking applicants for our federal Post-doctoral Research Program. CPHEA has opportunities for conducting high priority research that contributes to protecting human health and the environment. CPHEA provides the science needed to understand the complex interrelationship between people and nature in support of assessments and policy to protect human health and ecological integrity. The Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment (CPHEA) develops human health and environmental assessments that support EPA program and regional policies and decisions. CPHEA conducts toxicological, clinical, ecological, epidemiological, and citizen science studies to assess the impact of environmental exposures to chemicals and other stressors on healthy individuals, populations, and ecosystems, emphasizing people and ecosystems most susceptible to the adverse effects of such exposures. The interdisciplinary nature of our research affords numerous opportunities for collaboration with other researchers both inside and outside of EPA. We have research laboratories in eight locations across the U.S.

Excellent federal employee benefits:

  • Salary range of $82,830 to $122,459
  • 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 "CPHEA 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, CPHEA Post Doctoral Program
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711

For express courier, send to:

Attn: Elizabeth Martinez, CPHEA 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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