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Thank you for your interest in a career at Gradient. The information below contains an alternate page to see a list of Current Openings without containing a link to apply directly. If you are interested in any of the open positions, please apply by sending your qualifications through email to HR@gradientcorp.com. All positions are located in one of our Boston, MA; Seattle, WA; or Charlottesville, VA locations.

Biostatistician

Excellent opportunity for a biostatistician who can apply relevant skills in biostatistics, statistics, and mathematics to toxicology- and epidemiology-related projects.  Excellent analytic and critical thinking, writing, and communication skills are required.  Must have the ability to organize and work with large datasets, and should be able to express complex statistical concepts and technical information to researchers and non-scientific audiences.  Master's/PhD degree in biostatistics, statistics, mathematics or a related field of study with at least one year of coursework in statistics or biostatistics required.  Coursework or experience in the areas of toxicology, epidemiology, or environmental sciences is a plus.

Ecological Risk Assessor

Challenging position for driven, high energy individual to assist colleagues and clients by applying knowledge of environmental toxicology and chemistry to address environmental risks at legacy waste sites and with consumer products. Knowledge of regulatory Ecological Risk Assessment (ERA) frameworks, particularly sediment assessments for persistent organics and metals, and strong database skills required; and project management skills desired. Expertise in statistics, environmental fate modeling, field sampling, human health risk assessment, and population ecology or field biology a plus. Must possess solid technical and communication skills and be capable of designing, writing, and coordinating reports on all size projects. Position requires MS/PhD in environmental sciences or engineering as well as three to five years prior consulting experience, including managing projects with multiple staff

Database Specialist

Seeking highly qualified, motivated data scientists.  Must be able to apply relevant skills in database design and management, programming, and/or data visualization to a diverse range of environmental project settings.  Excellent communication skills are required. Position requires a degree in engineering, natural sciences, or related field.  Previous relevant experience is a plus.  Expertise and experience with environmental data and database systems (MS SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Oracle, MS Access).  Expertise with relational databases such as EQuIS and/or ArcSDE preferred.  Programming and/or coding experience (e.g., Python, Numpy, Scipy, Matplotlib, Pandas, Django, JavaScript) a plus.

Environmental Air Modeling Scientist/Engineer

Excellent opportunity for experienced scientist or engineer with strong air modeling capabilities. Candidates should be proficient with industry standard air models, and be capable of applying them creatively to a wide range of environmental project work: source emission characterization, environmental forensics, air dispersion, multi-media risk assessment, toxic torts, accidental releases, vapor intrusion/indoor air, and air permitting.  The ideal candidate will also possess a multi-disciplinary skill set with demonstrated abilities in one or more of the following areas: environmental site assessment, data analysis tools (including statistics), site remediation, and the ability to model chemical fate & transport in other media. Position requires a Masters or Doctorate degree in a relevant engineering or scientific discipline; 2-3+ years consulting experience; working knowledge of industry standard air models such as AERMOD, CALPUFF, MOVES, and AERSCREEN; and an understanding of CAA and other relevant regulations a plus. Candidates must have excellent writing and oral communication skills, as well as exceptional quantitative skills.

Environmental Chemist

Rewarding opportunity for an environmental chemist to provide technical support and critically review, analyze, and interpret laboratory data and provide data quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) oversight. Knowledge and experience with data validation of both inorganic and organic data is preferred. Must possess solid technical and communication skills and be capable of designing, writing, and coordinating reports on all size projects. Position requires a minimum of a BS or MS in environmental sciences or chemistry. Prior environmental laboratory and/or consulting experience desired.

Environmental Engineer/Scientist

Seeking motivated, independent individuals with expertise in environmental engineering, environmental chemistry, and/or the geosciences for challenging technical work. Requires demonstrated experience with fate and transport modeling, highly critical and creative data analysis, development of risk-based remediation strategies, remedy design/oversight, federal/state environmental regulations, and/or environmental forensics. Excellent communication and quantitative skills are required.

Epidemiologist

Focus on environmental and human health risk assessment issues by performing epidemiology, toxicology, and statistical analyses for interesting, science-based evaluations. Candidate enjoys technically-challenging work for projects that involve regulatory comment, litigation support, product safety assessments, and human health risk assessment. Position requires a Ph.D. in epidemiology, environmental health, toxicology, or a related field as well as strong organizational and written communication skills. Applicants must have strong statistical skills and the ability to critically evaluate epidemiology data. Prior consulting experience and knowledge of environmental regulations, air modeling, and other exposure assessment techniques is a plus.

Fate and Transport Modeler

Seeking highly skilled and motivated individuals with a background in hydrology/fluid mechanics and modeling the transport of chemicals, sediment, or multiple fluid phases. Successful candidates will have strong programming capabilities and experience with flow/transport modeling in either groundwater, surface water, or atmospheric environments.  Preference will be given to individuals with strong problem solving and critical thinking skills, and who know how and when to apply both analytical techniques as well as numerical schemes. Excellent communication skills are required. Position requires M.S./Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering or related field.

Geologist

Seeking a motivated, independent geologist with a multidisciplinary background in structural geology, rock mechanics, or seismology, with a strong emphasis on the role of fluids in geological processes. Requires demonstrated modeling experience with highly critical and creative data analysis skills.  Additional experience with geohazard analysis, induced seismicity, hydraulic fracturing, and/or federal/state environmental regulations is desirable.  Excellent communication skills are required. Masters or PhD preferred.

GIS Scientist

Seeking motivated GIS scientist with experience in environmental data.  Must be able to apply relevant skills in GIS and relational database design and management, spatial analysis, programming, and/or data visualization to a diverse range of environmental project settings.  This position requires a degree in engineering, natural sciences, or a related field, and several years of relevant experience, as well as programming experience (e.g., MATLAB, Python, R).  The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and strong data visualization skills.  Experience with web based (e.g. ArcGIS Server) and/or mobile based (e.g. ESRI Collector) GIS application development is a plus.

Product Stewardship Regulatory Compliance Specialist

Seeking driven, high energy individual to assist colleagues and clients by applying knowledge of US and international regulatory compliance for product stewardship. Responsibilities include providing regulatory interpretation and guidance, evaluating GHS hazards, reviewing safety data sheets (SDSs) and labels, coordinating new chemical registrations, managing country-specific product portfolios, developing standard operating procedures (SOPs), and summarizing relevant information in reports. Individual will also have the opportunity to work on non-regulatory compliance projects related to toxicology, risk assessment, industry hygiene, and database management.  Position requires at least an M.S. in chemistry, health sciences, industrial hygiene, environmental science, engineering, or related field. Candidates must have excellent writing and quantitative skills, and the ability to work independently in a challenging and fast-paced work environment. Requires at least 3 years prior consulting or industry experience in regulatory compliance or product stewardship, including managing projects with multiple staff. Strong data management experience is a plus.

Toxicologist/Risk Assessor

Seeking motivated, independent thinkers to assist colleagues and clients by applying knowledge of toxicology, human health risk assessment and/or epidemiology. Project work involves interesting science-based evaluations and includes projects such as litigation support, regulatory comment, and site-specific human health risk assessment. Strong communication and organizational skills are required. The position requires an M.S./Ph.D. in toxicology or related field. Knowledge of environmental regulations, statistics, databases, and prior consulting experience are a plus.

Senior Toxicologist/Risk Assessor

Seeking driven, high energy individual to assist colleagues and clients by applying knowledge of toxicology and human health risk assessment. Project work will include litigation support, regulatory comment, product safety assessments, and site-specific human health risk assessment. Position requires M.S./Ph.D. in toxicology, environmental health, or related field. Candidates must have excellent writing and quantitative skills, and the ability to work independently in a challenging and fast-paced work environment. Requires at least two years prior consulting experience, including managing projects with multiple staff. Strong statistical and data management experience are a plus.

Sr. Environmental Engineer/Scientist

Seeking motivated, experienced, and self-directed individuals with expertise in environmental engineering, environmental chemistry/forensics, and/or the geosciences for challenging technical work and project management. Requires demonstrated experience with contaminant fate and transport, sophisticated data analysis and critical thinking, development of risk-based investigation and remediation strategies, remedy design/oversight, and federal/state environmental regulations Experience managing projects, especially large complex projects is a plus.  Excellent communication, and strong quantitative, problem solving and project management skills are required. Position requires M.S./Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering or related field.

Administrative Assistant

Seeking a resourceful, confident, detail-oriented administrative assistant to support the Human Resources team and principals.  General Responsibilities include: Data entry and QC, Proofreading and formating Word, Excel and PowerPoint files, Calendar management and travel arrangements amonst other things.  Request a full list of responsibilities through email.  A successful candidate in this multi-faceted role will become an important part of a talented team of administrative professionals. Must be able to see the big picture, anticipate needs, and work well with a range of personalities. Strong organizational, time-management, communication, interpersonal, and multi-tasking skills are essential. Science background and technical skills are a plus.  Hours are M-F, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Some overtime may be required. Excellent benefits, friendly work environment, and great location in downtown Boston ( position is currently remote due to COVID-19)

Human Resources Administrative Assistant

Seeking a resourceful, confident, detail-oriented administrative assistant to support the Human Resources team and principals. General Responsibilities:  Review and process confidential documents; Organize in-person and virtual meetings; Make travel arrangements; Assist with career fairs; Assist with the coordination and orientation of new hires; Plan and organize company events; Discretely maintain, coordinate, and communicate highly confidential and sensitive information; Assist with the open enrollment process.  Must be able to see the big picture, anticipate needs, and work well with a range of personalities. Full job description available by request.  Strong organizational, time-management, communication, interpersonal and multi-tasking skills are essential.  Experience: 3-5 years of relevant professional experience; Knowledge of Microsoft Office; College Degree preferred, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience; SHRM certification is a plus.  Hours are M-F, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Some overtime may be required. Excellent benefits, friendly work environment, and great location in downtown Boston( position is currently remote due to COVID-19).

Senior Copyeditor

Seeking an experienced copyeditor for text processing position.  The successful candidate will join a talented team of administrative professionals who work collaboratively to format, proofread, and edit text, tables, and references for reports, manuscripts, and other documents.  General Responsibilities:  Create, format, proofread, and edit documents; improve documents for readability, clarity, and consistency; apply custom formatting and style standards.  Email to request full job description.  Must have meticulous eye for detail, excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to organize own work/time while maintaining high-quality work under tight deadlines.  Background in science is recommended.  Hours are M-F, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.  Some overtime may be required.  Professional development opportunities available.  Excellent benefits, friendly work environment, and great office location in Boston or Seattle (remote to start).

 

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Seeking a Talent Acquisition Specialist to join our 115 person environmental and risk sciences consulting firm.  This position reports directly to the HR Manager and works collaboratively with all departments to attract exceptional and diverse talent for the organization by utilizing a variety of recruitment platforms.  Hours are M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Excellent benefits, friendly work environment, and great location in downtown Boston (position is currently remote due to COVID-19).