Research Technician – Biology Department

The Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority (www.sccwrp.org), a government research institute that specializes in applied environmental research and transitioning research to management, is seeking a biologist, environmental scientist or engineer with strong quantitative skills and an ecological background to support a range of research programs related to stream, wetland, and ocean monitoring and assessment, hydrologic and geomorphic analysis, and investigation of ecological stress-response relationships.

The candidate will be part of a broadly disciplined team of ecologists and physical scientists who work collaboratively to understand the natural cycles and variability of diverse freshwater and marine ecosystems, the effects of anthropogenic disturbance on biological communities in these ecosystems, and the effectiveness of management responses to remediate and restore these ecosystems.

To accomplish these impactful goals, the candidate must be comfortable with data management, have a basic understanding of statistical analysis, be familiar with R programming or comparable software, and have a strong desire to learn and collaborate on development of innovative analytical approaches to investigate biological community composition and stress. The position offers ample opportunity for professional development and growth through training and interactions with scientists across multiple disciplines. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are critical.

The candidate should possess a master’s degree in ecology/biology, environmental engineering, biostatistics, environmental sciences or related science, up to 5 years’ experience, and a record of computational and coding skills. Candidates with a bachelor’s degree will be considered if they have sufficient relevant experience.

Salary range is commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a rich benefits package. Interested parties should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and professional references to bioresearchtech@sccwrp.org. Application via third-party job sites or recruiting services is discouraged. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. SCCWRP is an equal-opportunity employer.

Posted February 18, 2022