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Project Environmental Scientist/Ecologist and Project Research Analyst

May 28, 2014


Subject: Open Positions: Project Ecologist & Project Research Analyst in Cambridge, MA



Project Environmental Scientist/Ecologist  


Industrial Economics, Incorporated (IEc) is a privately held consulting company located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with three decades of experience providing expert environmental analysis to clients in government, business, and not-for-profit organizations. We are seeking an environmental scientist/ecologist with an M.S. or Ph.D. in ecology, biology, marine biology, toxicology or a related field. The successful candidate will support our dynamic natural resource damage assessment practice through analysis of data to quantify impacts to natural resources resulting from exposure to oil and to quantify the ecological benefits resulting from proposed restoration projects. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting applied analysis in the context of natural resource damage assessments, which shall include, but may not be limited to, designing and implementing quantitative and statistical analyses, interpreting and communicating results (verbally and in writing), recommending modifications to project design, organizing and moderating expert panels, conducting literature reviews, and report writing. In addition, the candidate may participate in the development of sampling plans, planning field sampling activities, providing logistical support, and other duties as assigned.


Skills Requirements: 

The candidate must have excellent analytical, organizational, and writing skills, and be able to multi-task and work in a fast-paced consulting environment. A high degree of initiative and creativity are also required. 


  • Preferred qualifications include:
  • Knowledge of marine ecosystems
  • Fieldwork and/or laboratory experience
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Access and GIS applications
  • Knowledge of natural resource damage assessments
  • Experience with oil spills

Two or more years relevant work experience


This is a temporary, full-time, project based position eligible for healthcare and other benefits. We anticipate that this project should last through December 2014, but may continue longer. The duration of employment will be contingent upon the scope and duration of the project, as well as job performance.


IEc is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


Position Type: Full Time, Temporary 


Required Qualifications:


Masters or Ph.D.or equivalent in relevant field (see above).



Ability to understand and interpret ecological data



Strong analytical and math skills



Experience with database and spreadsheet management



Proficiency with statistics and statistical programs (e.g., Stata, SAS)Ability to clearly communicate complex technical information (in oral and written forms)



To Apply:





Project Research Analyst  


Industrial Economics, Incorporated (IEc) has an immediate opening for a Project Research Analyst to join IEc's team supporting environmental assessment work in the Gulf of Mexico. The position is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with travel to Louisiana and other states as required. On average, travel will be required five days per month. The Project Research Analyst will assist with coordinating subject matter experts, vendor research, drafting project scopes, compiling subject matter reports, providing data and report QA/QC services, developing proposals and budgets, coordinating field sampling efforts and field sampling safety protocols, coordinating laboratory analysis efforts, coordinating subject matter conference calls and in-person meetings and workshops, data entry, and other duties as assigned. The Project Research Analyst position is a temporary, benefit-eligible hourly position that runs through the fall of 2014; continuation is possible depending on client needs.


Hours and Compensation


This is a temporary position eligible for healthcare and other benefits. Starting salary is commensurate with experience. Each employee’s performance is evaluated two times a year. The position runs through the fall of 2014; continuation is possible depending on client needs. The position is based in in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with travel required as necessary.




The Project Research Analyst must have at a minimum a bachelor’s degree. One to four years of experience and an academic background in the sciences is preferred. The Project Research Analyst must be an adept problem solver, and comfortable in a fast-moving, high-pressure environment. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Experience working on natural resources damage issues and/or on oil spills is a plus. 


Position Type: Full Time, Temporary. Benefit-eligible. This is an hourly position, averaging 40 hours per week, eligible for overtime at time and a half for any hours worked over forty in one week. 


Required Qualifications:


Bachelor’s degree



Excellent oral and written communication skills are required



Experience working on natural resources damage issues and/or on oil spills is a plus



To Apply:













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