Employment

Microplastics Ecotoxicologist

The Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority (www.sccwrp.org), a government research institute that specializes in environmental research and transitioning research to management, is seeking an early-career scientist to conduct research quantifying the fate and effects of microplastics in drinking water and ambient aquatic ecosystems.

The successful candidate will have experience in ecotoxicology, studying the effects of contaminants on biological pathways in aquatic organisms. Preferred candidates will have demonstrated understanding of how such research is relevant to development of water quality management strategies. Specific experience investigating toxicity pathways and the effects of microplastics on biota, including humans, is desirable.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in environmental science and proven ability to publish. Master’s candidates with at least 5 years of direct experience and documented ability to conduct independent research will also be considered. Preferred candidates will have excellent communication skills, experience in conducting collaborative research with multiple institutions, and the ability to work with a broad range of stakeholders in translating research findings into practical management application.

Salary range is $65,000-$75,000, depending on qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package. Interested parties should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and professional references to ecotoxicologist@sccwrp.org. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. SCCWRP is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted 9/12/19

Ecologist/Data Visualization Scientist

The Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority (www.sccwrp.org), a government research institute that specializes in environmental research and transitioning research to management, is seeking an early- to mid-career scientist to help us develop an innovative research program to develop data analysis and visualization tools. The program is aimed at translating complex environmental monitoring data into actionable information that informs state and regional-level aquatic resource management.

This position will be part of a broadly disciplined team of physical and natural resource scientists who work together to leverage data from large regional monitoring programs to better understand the condition of freshwater and/or marine environments, the effects of anthropogenic disturbance on physical habitat and biological communities, and potential management responses. The candidate should have a strong science background, expertise in analysis of large data sets, strong programming skills, familiarity with open data science practices, and development of data visualizations geared to management audiences. The position requires working with a diverse team of scientists and managers, so strong interpersonal and communication skills are also important.

The preferred candidate will possess a Ph.D. in physical/biological/data sciences and a proven ability to publish. Master’s candidates with at least 5 years of direct experience and documented ability to conduct independent research will also be considered.

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 dataviz@sccwrp.org. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. SCCWRP is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted 9/12/19

Fish Ecologist

The Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority (www.sccwrp.org), a government research institute that specializes in environmental research and transitioning research to management, is seeking an early-career scientist to help us implement research areas focused on monitoring and assessing the health of estuarine and coastal ecosystems, with a focus on fish ecology.

This position will be part of a broadly disciplined team of ecologists and hydrologists who work together to understand the condition of coastal and marine environments, the effects of anthropogenic disturbance on physical and biological communities, and potential management responses. The candidate should have expertise in fish biology and/or ecophysiology, coastal ecology and strong quantitative skills. The successful candidate should be well-grounded in fish ecology and have experience with numerical modelling of system-scale biotic and abiotic processes. The position requires working with a diverse team of scientists and managers, so strong interpersonal and communication skills are critical.

The preferred candidate will possess a Ph.D. in environmental or marine science, up to 2 years’ experience, and a proven ability to publish. Master’s candidates with at least 5 years of direct experience and documented ability to conduct independent research will also be considered.

Salary range is $65,000-$75,000, depending on qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package. Interested parties should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and professional references to fishecology@sccwrp.org. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. SCCWRP is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted 9/12/19