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Senior Aquatic Ecologist On-Call
Company is seeking a Senior On-Call Ecologist to assist in research and studies pertaining to invertebrates. Projects may include those related to aquatic invertebrates, including freshwater mussels, among other biota. Work may be desk-based, field-based, or lab-based. Work will include technical writing, potentially including regulatory documents.
About On-Call Employment with Company
Given the seasonal or project-specific nature of our environmental work, Company often hires environmental professionals as “On-Call” employees. On-Call employees are scheduled for work hours as they become available (we usually schedule work hours a few weeks ahead of time), and each on-call employee is free to accept or refuse the hours assigned to them in a given week. On-Call employees may work concurrent projects outside of their Company assignment (along as their outside work does not create a conflict of interest with the work they do for Company).
Intermediate to advanced Excel skills and experience in programming (especially R). Have successfully completed at least three statistics-oriented classes at the college-level, and have a demonstrated interest in data analysis and ecosystem modeling or statistics.
Ecology Expertise: Expertise in invertebrate biology and ecology is required. Experience working with topics concerning freshwater mussels. Knowledge of and experience with Pacific Northwest aquatic ecosystems and key issues. This individual should demonstrate expertise and be passionate about science, natural resources and resolving complex environmental problems.
Critical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to complete and/or delegate work assigned by Senior Scientists
Expert knowledge of biology and ecology of invertebrates
Ability to conduct statistical analyses of biological data
Ability to work independently with strong organization and coordination skills
Ability to handle multiple tasks with overlapping deadlines
Ability to accurately interpret and follow established guidelines and procedures and communicate accordingly to staff
Ability to produce accurate and quality work products in a timely manner and be accountable for meeting objectives
Ability to work collaboratively with others to resolve problems
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; able to express and exchange ideas
Positive energy as evidenced in an optimistic outlook, a sense of humor and a disposition to encourage. Individual should be affable and someone that people generally want to be around
Advanced degree in ecology, entomology, fisheries, biology or equivalent science related field
Demonstrated skills in invertebrate identification and fieldwork, advanced research and writing
Aquatic science experience
Working at Company
Working at Company means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, Company employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit Company website to find your next career. Company—together for tomorrow.
Company is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)
Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email ___@___(apply_to_show_email) and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law and Pay Transparency Statement.
Portland, OR (OR08)
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