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Principal Scientist (Chemistry)

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EcoChem, Inc.
1011 Western Avenue Suite 1011
Seattle, WA 98104
United States

Seattle-based specialized environmental consultancy is actively seeking to fill a key position to provide technical leadership and cross-discipline project management for 20-person firm. This position will lead project teams in a variety of tasks and consult with clients providing scientific expertise. Projects will include verification and validation of environmental chemistry data, evaluation of laboratory deliverables, and quality assurance oversight of sampling and analysis projects.
We are looking for a significant team player who enjoys a small office environment with cross discipline work responsibilities. Important are attention to detail, strong problem-solving skills, and a desire to perform within a small team setting. Successful candidate must have good communication skills and the ability to interact well on complex interdisciplinary projects.
Education/Experience Required: This position requires a Master’s degree plus 10 or more years of relevant experience or PhD plus 5 or more years of relevant experience.
Scientific expertise in a noted technical area that is or can be related to natural resource damage or ecological risk assessment is required. Experience with analytical chemistry, quality assurance, contaminated sediments, and environmental investigation is also required. Candidate should be skilled in project management, including development of scopes of work, schedules and budgets. Proven success with client consultation on environmental issues is needed.
Experience with high resolution GCMS methods, marine sediment chemistry, or other specialized chemistry techniques is desirable. Experience with laboratory quality assurance processes and audits is a plus.
Salary: Compensation will be commensurate with relevant experience and education.
A competitive benefit package is provided by the employer.
EcoChem, Inc. was founded in 1983 and provides environmental chemistry consulting services throughout the United States. We are dedicated to developing chemical data that is reliable and accessible for environmental projects. Our staff of 20 experienced chemists and environmental scientists provides guidance, quality assurance, oversight, and management of analytical data in support of investigations. We have conducted thousands of data quality assessments for clients nationwide with a wide range of regulatory requirements.

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EcoChem, Inc.
1011 Western Avenue Suite 1011
Seattle, WA 98104
United States