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Aquatic Scientist

Employer
Wood PLC
Location
San Diego County, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Oct 23, 2021

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Informatics / GIS
Discipline
Statistics
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Overview / Responsibilities:
Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is seekinganAquatic Scientistto join our team in San Diego, CA.The ideal candidate will be team-oriented and self-directed with recent experience participating in aquatic sciences-related projects in Southern California. Experience working as part of field teams, knowledge of field data collection, familiarity with water and sediment quality collection techniques and instruments, small boat handling capabilities, familiarity with toxicology testing/data, and experience with scientific diving is desirable. Strong writing skills are required. Proficiency with univariate and multivariate statistics, data management/analysis software such as R and/or python, and GIS software (ArcGIS) is strongly preferred. Flexibility to assist occasionally on weekends and outside normal business hours is required. Key ResponsibilitiesParticipating in field sample collection efforts with senior scientists and other staff level scientistsOperating field collection equipment and boats (e.g., sediment and water samplers, water quality instruments)Recording field measurements and preparing field reportsManaging and analyzing field-collected dataReviewing and analyzing chemistry and toxicology laboratory resultsData and report review - Quality Assurance/Quality ControlWriting scientific reports, including preparing text, associated figures, and data tables, and conducting statistical analyses of field and laboratory dataParticipating in regional scientific and other public outreach organizations

Skills / Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications:1-5 years of experience in aquatic sciencesBS or MS in Aquatic Sciences, Marine Biology, Marine Science, Environmental Science, Toxicology, Chemistry, Ecology, or Watershed ManagementFamiliarity with Southern California Aquatic Environments

Company Overview:
Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the worlds most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement:
We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.
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