Exponent is a leading engineering and scientific consulting firm. Our multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, physicians, and regulatory consultants brings together more than 90 different disciplines to solve complicated problems facing corporations, insurers, government entities, associations and individuals. Our more than 1000 staff members work in 26 offices across the United States and abroad. Exponent has approximately 800 consultants, including more than 500 that have earned a doctorate in their chosen field of specialization.
Exponent's Ecological and Biological Sciences Practice is currently seeking an Ecological Scientist in our Bellevue, WA office. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing technical support on existing projects and assist where appropriate in business development efforts in the biological and ecological sciences. Projects may involve environmental assessments, restoration projects, resource matters, impacts relating to chemicals and other stressors in the environment, risk assessment, causal analysis, and resource damage assessment. Candidates should have a strong ability to perform assessments with large and complex data sets, synthesize technical information, and apply creative and critical thinking to prepare and review reports and technical presentations. Candidates will develop professional status by authoring peer-reviewed publications and participating in technical conferences and activities of professional societies. Candidates will also work cooperatively on projects with other members of the Ecological and Biological Sciences Practice and interdisciplinary groups from other Exponent practices as appropriate.
Qualifications for this position include:
Ph.D. in the area of Forestry, Botany, Ecology, or related field
Experience managing tasks and/or projects of moderate scope and complexity
Exceptional interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
Excellent writing and critical thinking skills
Experience evaluating and integrating complex data sets, including very large volumes of data, data collected over differing temporal/spatial scales, satellite/remote sensing data, and/or genomics data
Proficiency in R [or equivalent]
Strong background in applied statistics
Proficiency with Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Ability to work well within a fast paced, multidisciplinary team environment
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