Senior Biologist
City of San Diego 

Senior Biologist positions coordinate, direct and supervise the work activities of a biology and/or microbiology laboratory (sections/work groups: drinking water quality sampling and microbiology, toxicology, marine biology, molecular biology, marine microbiology or reservoir biology); evaluate and rate the work performance of subordinates; advise management on technical issues relating to Drinking Water regulatory requirements, wastewater and reclaimed water regulations, microbiology, toxicology, molecular biology, bio-assessment, reservoir limnology and/or watershed management; design and coordinate special studies as needed; coordinate with other agencies on solutions to common problems and to improve procedures and interagency consistency relating to microbiology, toxicology, molecular biology, limnology, watershed management and bio-assessment; review technical publications and regulatory documents and coordinate procedural and regulatory changes; review quality assurance program data; coordinate lab permits and certifications; review and approve analytical reports prior to submission; respond to lab customer service inquiries; review and implement employee training plans; develop service level agreements and MOUs and invoice for services; assess lab cost efficiency and develop efficiency programs; review purchasing records; review and recommend program staffing and equipment needs; and prepare written reports; and perform other duties as assigned.  

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Project Manager - Toxicology
Enthalpy Analytical

Enthalpy Analytical, which is part of the larger organization, Montrose Environmental Group, is comprised of 10 laboratories servicing air, water, soil, tobacco, cannabis, and toxicology testing.  Regulations drive the need for our services, but our unique capabilities allow us to add value to clients beyond environmental compliance.  We are looking for a Full-Time Project Manager with strong technical and industry knowledge to join our growing and dynamic laboratory.  This on-site Project Manager will join our client service team of experienced aquatic toxicology project managers (PM) based in San Diego, CA. Please see job posting for details.

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Chemistry Lab Positions
Physis Environmental Laboratories

Physis Environmental Laboratories of Anaheim, CA, is interested in hiring entry-thru-senior staff w/chemistry-biology-envtl sciences backgrounds and university-professional lab experience a plus; wage-salary commensurate. Physis is a mature culture-oriented laboratory practice invested in the introduction and attraction of people to apply and explore, continue and further their interests and aptitudes to a promising experience in a supportive very positive work environment. Full-time preferred will consider other arrangements. College graduates or soon-to-be: techs, bench chemists and analysts/specialists interested in this opportunity, please email your 

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EPA Postdoctoral Fellowship in Applied Molecular Ecology
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

A postdoctoral research project training opportunity is available at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD), Center for Environmental Measurement and Modeling (CEMM), Atlantic Coastal Environmental Sciences Division (ACESD) located in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

ACESD conducts research to enhance the understanding of the effects of human activity on land and waters of the Atlantic seaboard. Researchers collect and analyze data to provide tools for diagnosing and predicting the effects of this activity on aquatic resources and wildlife. ACESD provides research support to EPA Program & Regional Offices and state & local governments. For additional information regarding the Atlantic Coastal Environmental Sciences Division, visit the home page at

Research Project: The focus of this research project is to develop and apply molecular information within an ecological context, to advance EPA's ability to quantitatively predict the ecological risks of human-mediated stressors.

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Water Quality Manager
Irvine Ranch Water District

The Irvine Ranch Water District is accepting applications for a Water Quality Manager who under general direction, will plan, organize, oversee and supervise the efficient operation of the Water Quality Group, including complex laboratory water quality analyses, equipment and quality control/quality assurance, regulatory reports, and water quality projects. The incumbent will manage a full-time staff of 20 people as well as temporary employees and interns, water quality analyses include drinking water, wastewater, recycled water, stormwater, biosolids, and air quality.

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Staff Scientist (Full Time position)
Pacific EcoRisk

As a staff scientist, you will operate as a key member of the laboratory team, with responsibilities encompassing a full range of laboratory functions and activities. The primary purpose of this position is to fulfill the daily testing needs and general operation of the laboratory, including testing and field sampling. This position includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the daily performance of acute and chronic freshwater, estuarine/marine, sediment, and terrestrial toxicity tests, including familiarization and fluency in the associated testing protocols (e.g., standard operating procedures, test manuals, and demonstration of capability), data acquisition, recording, review, statistical analyses, and electronic data deliverables. This position may include the design, execution, and management of special studies, including, but not necessarily limited to, Toxicity Identification Evaluations (TIEs), water-effect ratios (WERs), and chemical spiking studies. This position may include special assignments in quality assurance, safety, training, and equipment maintenance, including assistantships with the Laboratory Manager and/or Quality Assurance Manager (e.g., Assistant Lab Manager, Assistant Quality Assurance Manager) and Project Managers. This position requires that the candidate exercise advanced biological, chemical, and ecological knowledge to make and interpret observations being made during testing. This position will require the candidate to adhere to the Pacific EcoRisk’s Quality Manual.

Last updated November 18, 2021.


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