We are seeking a full-time Sr. Aquatic Toxicologist to join our team. The position available is
for a senior-level toxicologist with at least 8 years of experience that can be a productive team leader.
Responsibilities and Duties Include: This position is responsible for managing multiple staff and laboratory testing in a dynamic work environment, communicating with clients, evaluating statistics, and generating reports. The
candidate will coordinate with the supervisor in the maintenance of biological tests, organism husbandry, preparing standards, calibration of equipment, analyses of samples, washing glassware, and general laboratory maintenance and cleaning.
Any analyses performed are done in accordance with prescribed EPA or ASTM methods and
based on department protocols.
A four-year college degree in aquatic toxicology, marine biology, ecology, or another
closely related environmental science discipline. Master's degree preferred
Project management experience: designing and managing multiple projects
Ability to communicate effectively with clients regarding how to interpret bioassay
NPDES Permitting: Familiarity with interpreting NPDES permits and understanding
Statistical analysis of aquatic toxicity testing data using CETIS software
Familiarity with CA Toxicity Provisions and statistical analyses and testing
requirements (TST analyses)
Familiarity with species screening requirements for freshwater and marine dischargers
Standard freshwater and marine USEPA Whole Effluent Toxicity Testing protocols,
including methods listed in the West Coast Marine Manual
Experience conducting freshwater and marine sediment bioassays
Familiarity with the California Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program, Irrigated
Lands Regulatory Program, and Delta Regional Monitoring Program
Experience conducting Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III Toxicity Identification
Multi-tasking is essential in the lab environment along with attention to detail in
completing all tasks
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Teamwork-driven personality with a strong work ethic and desire to consistently learn
in the aquatic toxicology field
MAI offers a competitive salary with full benefits including medical, dental, 401(k), and paid
vacation. Merit-based bonuses may be provided. Salary compensation will be based on experience and discussed on-site as appropriate.