Pacific Northwest Chapter of the
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Promoting toxicology and chemistry research in the Pacific Northwest

Jobs and Resources

We will list job announcements for positions related to environmental toxicology and chemistry that are within the PNW-SETAC's geographic boundaries or otherwise deemed appropriate by the PNW-SETAC Board.  Resumes of PNW-SETAC members looking for employment will also be posted on request.  We reserve the right to remove announcements that appear out-of-date or for other reasons as deemed appropriate.

Please contact April Markiewicz, PNW-SETAC Webmaster, if you have or know of a job posting that would be of interest to our members or would like to post your resume.  Please send the files as pdf versions so that formatting will not be altered when opened in a browser.

Current job postings and resumes of PNW-SETAC members looking for employment will be posted with the most recent listed first.  When sending a resume, please list the type of position for which you are looking and the location(s) in which you are willing to accept a position.


Job Announcements

San Francisco Estuary Institute & The Aquatic Science Center is recruiting to fill an Environmental Scientist position in their Clean Water Program. Applicants must have specialization in contaminants of emerging concern (CECs), particularly current use pesticides, to support projects evaluating the impacts of contaminants on water quality and to support development of pollution prevention policies.The primary role will be providing technical leadership on issues relating to pesticides and other CECs for the Regional Monitoring Programs (RMP) for the San Francisco Bay (Bay RMP) and the Delta (Delta RMP). The position is open until filled.

Alaska Observers, Inc have openings for biologists to work as Fisheries Observers for the North Pacific (Alaska) amd Trawl Catch Shares (west coast) programs in 2019. Trainings for the North Pacific jobs begin December 26, 2018 and in February 2019 for the Trawl Catch Shares jobs. Additionally, they will continue to hire and deploy observers to the North Pacific during the summer of 2019. Recent graduates looking to work in field biology positions are encouraged to visit their website and use the Fisheries Observers online form to apply. Feedback from former students is it's a great opportunity to be on the ocean, experiencing the elements, meeting people, and visiting places along the west coast and Alaska they never would have visited on their own. The adventures and participating in field research is great, but the work can be demanding and onboard space is relatively cramped.

The Washington state Department of Ecology (Ecology) is recruiting to fill a Quality Assurance Officer (Chemist 4) permanent, full-time position in Lacey, WA. The position is responsible for maintaining the Quality Management Plan, preparing the Quality Assurance Report to Management each biennium, and leading the agency's quality assurance activities. Candidates should have a strong background in chemistry, environmental science, statistics, and the Environmental Protection Agency-based quality assurance system. Please click on the link above to read the announcement and learn how to apply. The position is open until filled.

Ecology is also recruiting for other jobs as follows:

Water Quality Assessment Scientist
Lacey, WA
Closing: Continuous

Safer Ingredients Chemist 3
Lacey, WA
Closing: Continuous

Environmental Lab Auditor (Chemist 4)
Port Orchard, WA
Closing: Continuous

Underground Storage Tanks Unit Supervisor
Bellevue, WA
Closing: Continuous

Ecology maintains a website with all of its current job openings that might be of interest to students, as well as established career toxicologists. Be sure to check it out and other agencies/companies for their job listings. Remember, it takes work to find work!



Thinking of going for an advance degree in the field of toxicology? Check out the excellent listing of academic and postdoctoral programs throughout the United States specializing in toxicology that has been compiled by the Society of Toxicology (SOT) and available on their Education webpage. The institutions are listed alphabetically and include contact information, degrees offered, and program specializations (metal toxicity, carcinogenesis, neurotoxicity, risk assessment, etc).