Scientist - Ecological and Biological Sciences (WA, MD, or DC)

  • Exponent
  • Maynard, MA, USA
  • Dec 28, 2018
Biology - Ecology Conservation/ Natural Resources Environmental Science - Engineering Fisheries - Marine Science - Aquatic Biology Hazardous Waste - RCRA -Toxics

Job Description

We are currently seeking a Scientist for our Ecological and Biological Sciences Practice, located in either our Washington, DC; Maynard, MA; or Bellevue, WA office. This individual will be part of a team of professionals responsible for addressing a diverse array of project needs involving natural resource damage assessment, ecological and human health risk assessment, water resources and water quality and sediment management, ecotoxicology, biological oceanography, terrestrial and aquatic ecology, fishery science, plant ecology, wetland science and restoration, and geospatial analyses.

In this position, we are looking for a candidate who is a well-round ed professional  with a background in environmental toxicology, ecological risk assessment, and product stewardship. Experience conducting ecological risk assessments for substances such as pharmaceuticals, industrial chemicals, and pesticides, as well as knowledge of US (e.g., EPA, FDA) and global regulations for these risk assessments is highly desirable. The successful candidate should have experience in areas including, but not limited to, performance of information retrieval from public sources and literature searches; experience assisting in the assessment of chemical and biological information to be used in environmental risk assessments; data analysis, report preparation, as well as other related consulting experience.  

Qualifications for this position include:

  • M.S. in Ecology, Biology,  Ecotoxicology, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences or other related field
  • Two-five (or more) years of experience in Environmental Science or Ecotoxicology
  • Experience evaluating information on the fate and effects of chemicals in the environment
  • Experience in ecological risk assessment
  • Experience in product stewardship
  • Knowledge of standard test methods in environmental toxicology
  • Experience in being part of multidisciplinary teams
  • An outstanding reputation for integrity, responsiveness, and technical expertise
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Ability to travel for work related activities
  • Excellent writing and critical thinking skills

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, Veterans and Disabled Employer.