Ecological Scientist

Exponent Published: October 15, 2018
Maynard, Massachusetts
Skill Level
Mid Level
Job Type
Engineering / Scientific

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~ 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 approximately 1000 staff members work in 26 offices across the United States and abroad. Exponent has over 800 consultants, including more than 500 that have earned a doctorate in their chosen field of specialization.

Position Overview

We are currently seeking a Scientist for our Ecological and Biological Sciences Practice, located in our Maynard, MA office. This individual will be part of a team of professionals responsible for addressing a diverse array of project needs involving natural resource damage assessment, ecological and human health risk assessment, water resources and water quality and sediment management, ecotoxicology, biological oceanography, terrestrial and aquatic ecology, fishery science, plant ecology, wetland science and restoration, and geospatial analyses.


In this position, we are looking for a candidate who is a well-rounded professional who has the ability to perform a wide range of both field and office types of activities.

Field activities would include, but not limited to:

  • The collection of water, soil, and sediment samples with experience in packaging for delivery to analytical laboratories and preparation of appropriate documentation;
  • Experience in the collection of biological samples including fish, macrobenthos, and plant specimens; and
  • Experience in providing oversight of field activities performed by other professionals.

Office activities that the successful candidate should have experience in includes, but not limited to:

  • Performance of information retrieval from public sources and literature searches;
  • Experience assisting in the assessment of chemical and biological information to be used in environmental risk and other assessments; and
  • Data analysis, report preparation, as well as other related consulting experience.


  • M.S. in Ecology, Biology, Oceanography, Ecotoxicology, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences or other related field;
  • 2 - 5 (or more) years of experience in Ecological Science;
  • Experience in use of field equipment for collection of water, soil, and sediment samples as well as fish, macrobenthos and plants;
  • Experience in being part of multidisciplinary teams;
  • An outstanding reputation for integrity, responsiveness, and technical expertise;
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to travel for work related activities;
  • HAZWOPER (40 hour) training, with appropriate 8-hour refreshers;
  • Small boat experience desired; and
  • Excellent writing and critical thinking skills.

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