PSI is hiring a postdoc for a water quality modeling project


The Puget Sound Institute (PSI) is looking for an early-career research scientist or engineer to contribute to a collaborative project modeling the sources, movements, and fates of toxic chemicals in the Salish Sea.

In this position you will be responsible for aggregating, evaluating, and interpreting large monitoring data sets to support the development of a deterministic, hydrodynamic water quality model. You will also serve as the collaborative link between the modelers from the Pacific Northwest Laboratories, who developed the Salish Sea Mosel, and water quality scientists and engineers from PSI, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and other stakeholders.

The successful candidate will have:

  • PhD in environmental chemistry/engineering, oceanography, or closely related field;
  • Demonstrated ability to quantitatively describe chemical transport at the ecosystem scale;
  • 3 months of job-related experience;
  • Experience working in estuarine environments (helpful but not required).

Position title: Postdoctoral research Scientist 2

Supervisor: C. Andrew James (

Location: Center for Urban Waters, 326 East D. Street, tacoma

Schedule: Full time

To Apply: Visit UW Hires and search for Req# 175691

Priority Consideration Date: January 31, 2020