Biometrician/Data Analyst

Mount Hood Environmental

Sandy, OR or Salmon, ID, Remote

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $60,000 - $90,000 DOE
Deadline Oct 31, 2023
Required Experience 7+ years

Mount Hood Environmental is seeking a motivated Biometrician/Data Analyst to join our interdisciplinary team to implement statistical analyses, develop data visualization applications and/or websites, automate workflows, and develop computational and statistical tools for clients. The selected candidate would work alongside MHE scientists on a variety of projects related to fisheries, toxicology, water quality, and regulatory compliance. The selected candidate would need to be proficient in computer programming (e.g., R or Python), have experience collaborating in the Git environment, and possess a solid foundation in statistical concepts.  Ideally, the selected candidate would also have experience conducting population dynamics modeling, abundance and survival estimation, life-cycle modeling, and/or fish-habitat modeling.

Additionally, the selected candidate would preferably possess strong interpersonal and leadership skills, excellent verbal and written communication, effectively work on a team and independently, and be familiar with fisheries in the Pacific Northwest.


  • Collect, organize, QA/QC, and analyze complex datasets.
  • Contribute to, and understand, computer program scripts and analyses.
  • Visualize and distribute data through the development of applications or websites.
  • Develop and implement automated workflows.
  • Apply rigorous statistical analyses to answer complex questions.
  • Assist in the technical reporting of analytical methods and results.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Data Analytics, Quantitative Ecology or an equivalent field, and two years of related experience,
  • OR Master’s degree in any of the above or an equivalent field.
  • Proficient using R and/or Python and working in the Git environment.
  • Solid understanding of statistical concepts and approaches.


  • Experience developing data visualization applications and/or websites.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing rigorous statistical methods to answer complex questions.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting data analyses such as mark-recapture abundance, survival estimation, growth and bioenergetics, stock-recruitment, fish population dynamics modeling, or similar.
  • Background in fish ecology (particularly, anadromous salmonid biology) and/or water management in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, excellent verbal and written communication, and the ability to work independently and as a part of a team on a variety of complex research projects.
  • A unique skillset that adds to the breadth of our interdisciplinary team.

LOCATION:  Hybrid in-office/telecommute work scenario based out of the MHE Sandy, Oregon, or Salmon, Idaho offices. Approximately 60% telecommute.


MHE is a multi-disciplinary contract research and aquatic services company specializing in fisheries, environmental chemistry, water quality, and ecology. Our scientific evaluations aim to address our clients’ needs with applied research, monitoring, and analysis. Our capabilities span study design, data collection, research review, quantitative analysis, dissemination of findings, and regulatory compliance.

Fisheries: MHE fisheries scientists have conducted studies in watersheds throughout the Pacific Northwest and California that include data collection and analysis projects for various salmonids and non-salmonid species. We are well-versed in population dynamics modeling, instream flow studies, fish abundance and survival estimation, dam passage and migration behavior evaluations, and stream habitat assessments. We also specialize in applied genetics including stock identification, genetic tagging, and effective population size monitoring to track individuals and monitor populations. Additionally, we have extensive experience working with engineers and geomorphologists to design stream restoration projects to maximize benefits to salmonid species.

Toxicology & Water Quality: MHE’s scientists are experienced with aquatic and terrestrial toxicological risk assessments and monitoring. Data collection, synthesis of existing data, and literature review are used to inform operational or compliance concerns related to agriculture, forestry, and industrial practices. Our laboratory diagnostics include various capabilities in toxicity testing and rapid nutrient quantification as well as third-party chemical analysis according to EPA standards.

Technical Services: MHE designs statistically robust studies. We have experience conducting meta-analyses, parametric & non-parametric analyses, Bayesian modeling, population and life-cycle modeling, and spatial data analysis. We also offer clients analytical solutions through Amazon web services, R, Shiny, and GIS applications.

Regulatory Process: MHE scientists are experienced with ESA consultations, Biological Assessments, and Habitat Conservation Plans. We have a deep understanding of the regulatory processes and have supported agency and private sector clients through numerous ESA consultations with emphasis on designing Biological Effects Analyses.


  • Competitive pay
  • Health care stipend
  • IRA employer match
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible hybrid remote/office schedule
  • Flexible work hours
  • Cell phone allowance

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter, CV, three references, and a writing example to info@mthoodenvironmental.com 

CONTACT: Address any questions regarding this position to Bryce Oldemeyer, Quantitative Fisheries Scientist, bryce.oldemeyer@mthoodenvironmental.com, 208-571-5080

WEBSITE: https://mthoodenvironmental.com/

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Category Ecology, Fisheries
Tags GIS, Environmental Consulting