Assistant Staff/Staff Chemist
Our client is seeking an Assistant Staff/Staff level Scientist/Environmental Chemist to work
with a multidisciplinary team of accomplished environmental scientists, biologists,
hydrologists, geologists, engineers, and planners on a variety of projects throughout United
The successful candidate will have either a Bachelors or Masters degree in Environmental
Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Eco-Toxicology, Chemical Oceanography, or related science
field with minor or substantial course work in chemistry. Bachelors candidates will have 1-4
years work experience in a field related to one of these disciplines. Masters candidates will
have 0-3 years work experience in a field related to one of these disciplines. The ideal
candidate will be able to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team, possess
capabilities in data compilation, validation, and analysis, and have a willingness to take on a
variety of work assignments. Excellent oral and communication skills, proficiency in Word and
Excel, and experience in field operations/sampling are required.
Specific job responsibilities may include, but may not be limited to: supporting and
participating in field sampling efforts throughout the United States; support to a variety of
projects including risk assessment projects; developing, maintaining, and implementing
environmental/chemical sampling protocols in emergency response and ecological assessment
settings; database management in support of environmental/chemical and eco-toxicological
assessments; laboratory coordination; sample logging and tracking; and data validation.
Key qualities for the successful candidate, beyond technical excellence include
self-motivation, initiative, desire to learn, ability to think critically and adapt rapidly in
constantly changing field environments, organization skills, positive and energetic work
attitude, willingness to work long hours when required. Candidates with their 40-hr OSHA
Hazwopper training course certification are preferred, but certification is not required.
This position may require travel anywhere in the United States for up to two weeks at a time
in sometimes difficult circumstances. Travel is not consistent but may account for up to 25%
of the candidate’s time in a given year. The successful candidate must be willing to make the
commitment to this potential travel schedule.