Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin

Aquatic Ecologist

The Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin (ICPRB) seeks an enthusiastic, talented problem-solver for an Aquatic Ecologist position. A level of knowledge and independence generally associated with graduate level education and work experience is required. The successful candidate will work with staff to evaluate aquatic ecosystem health, relate it to watershed attributes, and determine long-term water quality and biological trends in rivers and estuaries.  Ideal qualities include ● a strong background in aquatic ecology and taxonomy; ● ability to assemble and manage databases; ● sound technical and analytical skills; ● demonstrated ability to program and perform statistical analyses in R; ● familiarity with multi-metric indices of ecosystem health; ● ability to integrate concepts and data from several disciplines to study ecological relationships; ● experience with field work; and ● ability to communicate effectively and work independently. Requirements:

  • A PhD, or a Masters and preferably 2-3 years experience, in a relevant field of environmental science
  • Experience working with relational databases and conducting statistical analyses (proficiency in MS Excel, MS Access, and R programming environment required); some experience with GIS is desirable
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Available to start in October 2018

This is a full-time position and includes benefits. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Submit resume to by September 1, 2018.  Writing and R-programming samples desirable. ICPRB is an EOE.


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