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Environmental Toxicologist

Tetra Tech, Inc.
Green Way, Georgia, US
Closing date
Nov 30, 2021

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Academic / Research, Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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Full time
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Discover your full potential. At Tetra Tech, we are collaborating with industry-leading experts for a sustainable future for our world. We combine consulting and engineering with advanced analytics and technology to solve the world's most complex challenges. Our innovation hubs across the globe will enable you to share ideas and best practices while growing your professional network. Wherever you are in your career journey, you will benefit from working with world-class engineers, scientists, and technical specialists.

Tetra Tech is currently seeking a Mid-Level Environmental Toxicologist with excellent organizational, analytical, research, and communication skills. The position will report to our Fairfax Virginia office.

We are in search of a highly motivated team member to join our family of engineers and scientists to support our human health risk assessment work with federal clients, as well as support various environmental projects with federal, state, and municipal clients. In this position you will have the opportunity to apply your academic knowledge to real-world water quality issues, while learning the skills needed to be a successful consultant. Your work will involve routine and non-routine assignments related to water quality projects of substantial variety and complexity. Management and technical responsibilities can increase in complexity with training under supervision.

Your Responsibilities Will Include:
  • Perform literature searches in support of human health risk assessment- and water quality-related projects.
  • Extract and summarize information from journal articles, and federal and state reports in spreadsheets or technical reports.
  • Support various environmental projects (e.g., stormwater management, nutrients research, policy support).
  • Perform tasks to support environmental projects, including
  • Taking technical notes for webinars/workshops
  • Implementing QA/QC
  • Researching chemical methods for water quality analyses
  • Providing workshop logistical support

You'll Bring These Qualifications:
  • M.S. in Environmental Toxicology (or related field) with emphasis on human health toxicology and environmental exposures
  • 1-2 years' relevant work experience
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Literature review and technical writing experience
  • Knowledge of environmental water quality policy is a plus
  • Highly dependable, detail-oriented and responsive
  • Excitement to work in a dynamic work environment

What We Can Offer You:
  • Welcoming community of office and group staff
  • Opportunity for professional growth and development
  • Culture focused on providing industry-leading experience and high value to our clients
  • Excellence and Achievement awards for our highest performers
  • Flexibility that allows our employees to balance quality work and their personal lives
  • Competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities
  • Opportunity to work remotely is possible

About Tetra Tech:

Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees-21,000 associates working together to provide smart, scalable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

At Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success. Tetra Tech's employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by local, state and federal authorities.

Explore our open positions at Follow us on social media to learn more about our people, culture, and opportunities:

LinkedIn: @TetraTechCareers

Twitter: @TetraTechJobs

Facebook: @TetraTechCareers

Tetra Tech is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity, inclusion, and equity are among Tetra Tech's core values. Throughout our history, the company has prioritized equitable inclusion of all people. All qualified candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, military or veteran status, gender, age, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information and any other characteristics protected by the law. We invite resumes from all interested parties. Please visit our website at to see the array of diverse services and exciting projects we are currently working on.

Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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