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Sr. Biologist / Aquatic Toxicologist

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.

Desired Qualifications:

  • 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 simultaneously
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients regarding how to interpret bioassay testing results
  • NPDES Permitting: Familiarity with interpreting NPDES permits and understanding compliance requirements
  • 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 Evaluations
  • 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

Salary range: $30 - $45/hour. Good benefits: Family flexibility, Kaiser Health insurance, subsidized dental, 401K, paid vacations and holidays, merit based bonuses and raises, excellent work environment.