2 Marine Scientist positions

SAIC’s Marine and Environmental Sciences Division, located in Bothell, WA, is looking for two junior to mid-level marine scientists to join our growing Pacific Northwest staff. The successful candidate will prepare workplans, conduct field sampling and perform data analysis and reporting for various marine and aquatic investigations. Field work includes sediment and benthic community sampling in support of contaminated site investigations, dredged material characterizations, disposal site monitoring, fisheries surveys, and other aquatic surveys. Field work is performed mainly in the Pacific Northwest, with potentially some opportunities in California and the east coast. Office support will include work plan preparation, data processing/analysis, and technical report writing, including NEPA and ESA.  

B.S. or M.S. (preferred) in environmental chemistry, fisheries, environmental toxicology, marine biology, oceanography, risk assessment, or related field.

Required Skills:
2-5 years experience in consulting or similar profession for one or more of the above technical areas (graduate school will count towards this requirement). Physical ability to work in the field including sampling and survey work aboard boats and survey vessels in fresh and marine waters, including the open ocean. Good quantitative and written/oral communication skills. Experience in preparing technical documents and reports. Computer efficiency in the MS Windows desktop environment. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Desired Skills:
GIS experience is a plus. Experience and capability in study design, preparing work plans, and technical data reporting for site investigations, dredged material characterization, and/or monitoring projects. Previous experience using sediment (grab and core samplers), fish sampling equipment (beach and purse seines, bottom trawls), and navigation & survey equipment (DGPS, CTD, bathymetry, side scan). Experience working with chemistry, toxicological, and/or biological data. Working knowledge of human health and/or ecological risk assessment. Familiarity with relevant State and Federal environmental regulations. 40 hr OSHA training.



Hiring Manager for these positions:

Tim Hammermeister: tim.j.hammermeister@saic.com