Staff Scientist (Full Time position)
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.