PHYSICAL SCIENTIST (ASSOCIATE ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST I OR II)

SFEI is seeking a talented mid-level Physical Scientist or engineer to join our Resilient Landscapes Program and work on projects in tidal and watershed environments around San Francisco Bay and across California. The position offers an opportunity to work with an outstanding multidisciplinary team of scientists on innovative projects that help improve the functioning of California landscapes for people, plants, and wildlife in the face of climate change. We are looking for someone who can start immediately.



The successful candidate will work on applied science projects relating to watershed and tidal ecosystem restoration, water and sediment management, and climate-change adaptation planning in the Bay Area and statewide. This position will also play a leadership role in managing projects, coordinating teams, and working with partners to achieve successful project outcomes. Primary position responsibilities will include:





  • investigating historical, contemporary, and future fluvial and tidal hydraulic and sediment processes;


  • advancing landscape-scale conservation and adaptation planning that promotes resilient riverine, wetland, coastal, and urban ecosystems using a quantitative approach;


  • and leading projects and managing staff and budgets




The position will require using a variety of analytical tools such as GIS and hydrologic/hydraulic modeling to understand landscape processes (such as sediment dynamics, flood regimes, or groundwater patterns; creativity and collaboration to achieve multidisciplinary project goals, effective communication with project partners, and writing technical reports and giving presentations to convey project findings.



Master's degree or PhD in geomorphology, hydrology, environmental engineering, or related field, with two or more years of relevant work experience, is preferred; Bachelor's degree with 5+ year of experience will also be considered. The candidate should have the following credentials and demonstrated abilities:



  • Ability to work collaboratively and with interdisciplinary teams.


  • Ability to lead projects, including overseeing staff, budgets, schedules, and deliverables.


  • Ability to synthesize, analyze, and/or visualize information from qualitative and quantitative datasets using a variety of tools (e.g., Excel, GIS or other geospatial tools, R, Python)


  • Experience in field measurement, data collection, and synthesis.


  • Excellent communication skills; demonstrated ability to communicate findings clearly in writing and presentations and translate complex concepts for both general and technical audiences.


  • Experience presenting at professional or academic conferences and to stakeholder groups.


  • Ability to maintain excellent working relationships with external partners and stakeholders.


  • Demonstrated ability to produce scientific reports and publications for both general and technical audiences.


  • In addition, the candidate will have expertise or experience in some of the following areas:



  • Sea-level rise vulnerability and adaptation.


  • Geomorphic and hydrologic/hydraulic processes.


  • Relationships between hydrogeomorphic and ecological dynamics in riverine and tidal ecosystems.


  • Groundwater processes.


  • Numerical modeling (e.g., hydrologic, hydraulic, water quality, groundwater flow)


  • Geospatial or geostatistical analyses.


  • Fisheries science.


  • Landscape change and historical ecology.


  • Ecosystem services (e.g., flood protection, heat island effect reduction, or human health benefits)


  • Landscape-scale conservation and restoration.


  • Engaging diverse communities in adaptation planning.


  • Graphic design using Adobe tools or similar desktop publishing software.


  • Data visualization using Adobe tools (Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop), AutoCAD, Rhino or similar software.



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