Research Scientist Engineer 2

University of Washington
WA, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
Junior (3-4 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for six consecutive years. 

The College of the Environment fosters existing and new collaborations between outstanding faculty, staff and students who are engaged in the study of: the solar system and Earth’s dynamic land, water and atmosphere; the development and application of environmental engineering and technological advances; and the impact of policy and human actions on the environment, and the management of natural resources.

The School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist Engineer 2.  The School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (SAFS) is dedicated to sustaining healthy marine and freshwater environments. Our school comprises one of the largest and most diverse academic aquatic and fisheries sciences program in the United States. Our faculty conduct innovative research from the organism to the ecosystem scale, and are recognized leaders in aquatic biology, sustainable fisheries management, and aquatic resource conservation.

The School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences values the strengths and professional experience that students, faculty, and staff bring to our community. We are committed to providing excellent education to all of our students, regardless of their race, gender, class, nationality, physical ability, religion, age, or sexual orientation. We are proud of the different roles that our students, staff, and faculty play in the community of the School and in the College of the Environment. We recognize that science is richer and the SAFS community is more vibrant when a diverse group of people participate the SAFS community.

Columbia Basin Research is a unit in the nationally ranked School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington.  We work on the technological edge of quantifying the effects of regional development on fish and wildlife populations including salmonid recovery in the Pacific Northwest and California.  The applicant should be willing to work with scientists and resource managers in the field of environmental impact, fisheries, and wildlife management.  The position offers excellent opportunities for professional growth in a stimulating research environment.

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•Analyze historical fish and wildlife survey data.
•Provide new and updated data to facilitate the analysis of the status and trends of endangered or threatened salmonid or anadromous fish stocks in the Columbia River Basin and Central Valley of California.
•Implement web content for new performance measures and decision analysis tools based on biological opinions and environmental impact statements for hydropower and water resource projects.
•Develop statistical methods tailored to meet the needs of fisheries and wildlife investigations.
•Write technical reports and peer-reviewed papers associated with research findings.
•Provide public presentations of research findings.
•Provide statistical consulting to fisheries community.

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.


BS in statistics, biometry, or fisheries/wildlife or related fields with three years of experience. Experience is required in the design and analysis of environmental studies and fish and wildlife survey data. Strong quantitative skills and be familiar with decision analysis, demographic analysis, and analysis of tagging studies. Familiarity with ANOVA, regression, generalized linear models, and sampling design and with Columbia River Basin fisheries. The ability to work independently to develop statistical methods and work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary research team as a research statistician is required.  Must have computer programming skills and working knowledge of statistical software programs such as R.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.


MS or PhD in in statistics, biometry, or fisheries/wildlife or related fields

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