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Science Analyst/Environmental and Public Health Researcher

Science Analyst/Environmental and Public Health Researcher

Is Internship: 

Environmental Working Group (EWG) seeks a masters or doctorate-level researcher to join our Investigations Team in Washington, D.C.

EWG is a national research and advocacy organization that empowers people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. Environmental investigations have been our specialty since 1993, with recent studies on drinking water quality publicized via EWG’s Tap Water database and a robust research program on children’s environmental health. EWG drives marketplace and policy change by producing cutting-edge scientific reports and popular, easy-to-use consumer resources and tip sheets.

The Science Analyst/Environmental and Public Health Researcher will work in close collaboration with EWG’s Healthy Living Science team to support EWG’s goal of informing the public about the chemicals in our environment and their effects on health, and to translate chemical health and safety information directly to individuals through EWG’s widely acclaimed Skin Deep® Cosmetics Database and Sunscreen Guide.


Primary responsibilities:

  • Informing the public, journalists, and government agencies about the possible health effects of chemical exposures through the development and execution of innovative projects;
  • Conducting in-depth science reviews and translating complex scientific issues into accessible, plain-language articles and reports;
  • Staying informed on current environmental and public health issues and policy developments; and
  • Conducting research to support EWG’s consumer product databases.

Additional responsibilities:

  • Active engagement in all cross-team research tasks including study design, sample collection and analysis of environmental and public health issues;
  • Development of written materials for diverse audiences, including materials for media and for policymakers; and
  • Internal collaboration with EWG’s communications, government affairs, legal and development teams.
  • Preferred: MS or Ph.D. in environmental health, public health or toxicology, or related specializations in environmental science and engineering.
  • 1-2 years of experience in a research/analyst position preferred; qualified candidates who recently graduated will be considered.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, work independently and contribute to team projects.
  • Strong data analysis, writing and communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to prioritize work tasks to meet deadlines.
How to Apply: 

Location: Washington, D.C. This position does not allow for telework or telecommuting.

How to Apply: Send cover letter and resume to [email protected].