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We reserve the right to remove announcements that appear out-of-date or for other reasons as deemed appropriate.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 Us 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

The U.S. Pacific Fleet is looking for an Environmental Protection Specialist in Bremerton, Washington that closes Tuesday, November 26, 2019.

EcoAnalysts, Inc. in Port Gamble, WA is seeking a full-time Ecotoxicology Laboratory Technician. The Port Gamble Environmental Laboratory is a consulting laboratory focused on performing aquatic toxicity testing on water, sediment, and other matrices. The primary responsibilities of this position include general lab maintenance activities, aquatic toxicology testing support, and cleaning of labware. This individual will be expected to work approximately 32 - 40 hours per week. An adjusted schedule to include weekend days will be required.

Alaska Observers, Inc have openings for biologists to work as Fisheries Observers for the North Pacific (Alaska) ama 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 that 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 the following four positions at their Lacey, WA facility. Please click on the job title to link to the job announcement and learn how to apply.

Reducing Toxic Threats Unit Supervisor (WMS Band 1) – Washington State Department of Ecology

Location: Lacey, WA

Salary range: $74,302.00 - $93,516.00 Annually

There is growing public health concerns from the use of everyday consumer products that contain chemicals of concern. The Department of Ecology Hazardous Waste & Toxics Reduction (HWTR) Program enforces Washington's toxics laws, including the Dangerous Waste regulations that many businesses need to comply with. We also offer technical assistance to businesses to reduce or eliminate their use of hazardous chemicals, work to identify safer chemical alternatives, support the development of green chemistry, and test consumer products for toxic chemicals.

The HWTR Program is looking for a supervisor for the Reducing Toxic Threats Unit. This position leads a unit responsible for advancing safer products for Washington, taking action on priority chemicals, and ensuring compliance with state laws like the Children's Safe Products Act. 

The goal of this position is to lead a team of highly motivated chemists, scientists, and environmental specialists that are working to enhance protection of Washington's people and resources by reducing toxic threats caused by the use of toxic chemicals in our economy. This position is expected to provide unit leadership with an emphasis on supporting the staff and teams that are doing the work of the program.

Toxics Reduction Engineer
Union Gap, WA

Padilla Bay NERR Research Coordinator
Mt. Vernon, WA

Aquatic Ecological Toxicologist
Lacey, WA

Site Manager/Hydrogeologist
Lacey, WA

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).

Job Announcement Documents

EcoAnalysts EcoToxicology Laboratory Technician 2019 (pdf)