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Pacific Northwest Chapter of the
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Promoting toxicology and chemistry research in the Pacific Northwest

Jobs and Resources

We will list job announcements for positions related to environmental toxicology and chemistry that are within the PNW-SETAC's geographic boundaries or otherwise deemed appropriate by the PNW-SETAC Board.  Resumes of PNW-SETAC members looking for employment will also be posted on request.  We reserve the right to remove announcements that appear out-of-date or for other reasons as deemed appropriate.

Please contact April Markiewicz, PNW-SETAC Webmaster, if you have or know of a job posting that would be of interest to our members or would like to post your resume.  Please send the files as pdf versions so that formatting will not be altered when opened in a browser.

Current job postings and resumes of PNW-SETAC members looking for employment will be posted with the most recent listed first.  When sending a resume, please list the type of position for which you are looking and the location(s) in which you are willing to accept a position.

 

Job Announcements

King County (Seattle, WA) is currently advertising for a Water Quality Planner I / Stream Ecologist. This is a great opportunity to work in a positive and energetic group. Someone who is smart, works well in a team and is interested in county-level resource management challenges would thrive in this position. It is a full time, career position, with excellent benefits. Please forward this, and encourage great candidates to apply. The position closes Monday, September 4th at midnight.

The brief description of the position and a link to the full position description and application are as follows:.

Brief description:
The Water and Land Resources Division of King County (Seattle, WA) is looking for a stream ecologist for a Water Quality Planner I position. The person selected for this position will be expected to provide technical assistance and services for studies and projects in stream and river ecosystems generally focused on conducting macroinvertebrate, habitat and water quality investigations in King County. The person should have a broad ecological background and experience analyzing and interpreting water quality data. Knowledge and experience with stream ecology, macroinvertebrates, riparian habitat and water quality are necessary, but relevant skills in fisheries, wetlands and amphibians, in addition to aquatic toxicology are also desirable. The applicant will also provide technical support for a variety of water quality projects that range from stormwater quality to contaminant impacts. Applicants should have statistical and data analysis skills, in addition to experience using databases and GIS for spatial analysis and map development. King County and The Water and Land Resources Division value diverse perspectives and life experiences and encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans.

Link to King County jobs page - search for Water Quality I position at following link:
King County jobs – search for Water Quality Planner I position

 

Oregon State University currently has two post-doc positions for which it is recruiting:

Research Associate (Post Doc)
Position number: C10879
Posting Number: P01490UF
Department: Enviro / Molecular Toxic (ATX)
Posting Quicklink:  http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/hr/postings/47415

The Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month fixed-term Research Associate (Post Doc) position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Department Head.
The Research Associate (Post Doc) position will assist in an ongoing natural resource damage assessment (NRDA) project. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing toxicological assessments of contaminants of concern (metals, organics, and radionuclides) for aquatic and terrestrial species of ecological and cultural concern, and developing site-specific threshold values for individual COCs. This work will require researching literature values, applying bioavailability models, reviewing site-specific toxicity studies, and weighing the reliability and relevance of these. These multiple lines of evidence and site-specific characterization are used calculate ecological service loss through a habitat equivalency analysis approach. The products of this research are delivered to the Natural Resource Trustee Council, which is made up of Federal, State, and Tribal representatives. The Trustee Council operates on a consensus model, as such the successful candidate will be adept at working in groups, facilitating agreements, and have effective communication skills to deliver complex material in an accessible and convincing manner. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

 

Research Associate (Post Doc)
Position number: C10635
Posting Number: P01489UF
Department: Enviro / Molecular Toxic (ATX)
Posting Quicklink:  http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/hr/postings/47408

The Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month fixed-term Research Associate (Post Doc) position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Department Head.
The Research Associate (Post Doc) position in the Aquatic Toxicology Laboratory will assist in a project on the toxicological effects of metals to a variety of species in an aquatic mesocosm setting.
This position will develop analyses, interpret results and conclusions, prepare and submit process reports and manuscripts for publications, manage laboratory and oversees activity and includes the lab equipment, supplies, and utilization.
The successful candidate will be expected to address questions related to impacts of chemicals, specifically metals, on the structure and function of aquatic ecosystems. This research will provide important information for the derivation of safe environmental concentrations. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

 

Other Job Posting Websites

The Washington state Department of Ecology maintains a website with all of its current job openings that might be of interest to students, as well as established career toxicologists. Be sure to check it out and other agencies/companies for their job listings. Remember, it takes work to find work!

 

Resources

Thinking of going for an advance degree in the field of toxicology? Check out the excellent listing of academic and postdoctoral programs throughout the United States specializing in toxicology that has been compiled by the Society of Toxicology (SOT) and available on their Education webpage. The institutions are listed alphabetically and include contact information, degrees offered, and program specializations (metal toxicity, carcinogenesis, neurotoxicity, risk assessment, etc).