Biometrician/Quantitative Ecologist

Stillwater Sciences

Anywhere, California

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $82,000-$102,000/year ($39.42-$49.04/hour)
Required Experience 7+ years

Stillwater Sciences seeks a highly motivated, mid to senior-level biometrician to serve as a member of an interdisciplinary team working on fish migration, aquatic ecology, habitat restoration, and water resources projects. This exciting role integrates data analysis, statistics, and experimental design with real-world applications to ecology and biology. 


Office location: Hybrid from one of our CA offices: Berkeley, Arcata, Davis, Morro Bay, or Los Angeles. To encourage the broadest range of candidates, this position could be part-time and/or fully remote from California, Oregon, Colorado, Washington, New Mexico, or Florida. If you are interested in part-time and/or fully remote work, please note in your cover letter. If you think this opportunity sounds interesting, we encourage you to apply!


The Biometrician will be responsible for:

  • Performing the statistical analysis and visualization of large datasets 
  • Data analysis, model development, and data visualization in R
  • Contributing to report development
  • Collaborating and communicating effectively with diverse, interdisciplinary teamsand external clients


Qualified applicants should possess:

  • PhD or MS in Fisheries Biology, Aquatic Ecology, Statistics, Mathematics, and/or Computer Science or related field
  • Proficiency with data analysis using R
  • Expertise in statistical analysis (frequentist and Bayesian), data visualization, and study design 
  • Expertise in fisheries and ecological models including stock-recruitment models, mark-recapture analysis, survival analysis, population dynamics models, life cycle analysis, agent/individual based models, structural equation modeling, etc.
  • Experience analyzing and visualizing complex, large data sets
  • Environmental consulting and project management experience preferred
  • Ability to develop and present to clients at meetings, workshops, and conferences
  • Time management skills and self-motivated


Compensation, Availability, and Application:

  • Full-time (40 hours/week) exempt
  • Salary is $82,000-$102,000 annually ($39.42 – $04 per hour); compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • Stillwater Sciences provides a competitive compensation package including the following benefits for full-time employees: merit bonuses, employer paid health, dental, disability and life insurance, generous paid time off (PTO) accrual, 401(k) plan with employer match, and an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) after entry criteria are met
  • Start date: early July or as soon as possible
  • Must live in the United States and possess a valid work authorization


  • Please provide a cover letter, a resume, and writing or product example that demonstrates data analysis skills, in MS Word or PDF format
  • Resumes without a cover letter and writing sample will not be considered
  • Position will remain open until filled


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Category Ecology, Fisheries
Tags Environmental Consulting