Research Technician, Limited Duration

  • Full-Time
  • Portland, OR
  • Applications have closed

Website Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership

Salary Range: $23-25/hour, depending on experience
Job Classification: Limited Duration
Duration & Time Commitment: June 2024 – September 2024
Supervisor: Chief Scientist
Location: Portland, Oregon
Application Due Date: 4:00 p.m. Monday May 13

Position Information

The Estuary Partnership seeks a Research Technician for a seasonal position to work with the Monitoring and Research Team to collect monitoring data and assist with data quality assurance and analysis.

The Research Technician works with the Estuary Partnership’s Ecosystem, Action Effectiveness and Restoration Monitoring programs, and the carbon methane flux study. The position primarily collects monitoring data and assists with data quality assurance, management, and analyses. This position offers a great opportunity to gain professional field and lab experience to those pursuing a career in natural resource conservation or related fields. This position provides valuable experience in basic and advanced field data collection, processing, and management that will support future career goals. We place a priority on applications from candidates who come from or have experience with diverse populations and underserved communities, including communities of color and low-income communities.
Work Environment

This position is based with the Estuary Partnership out of our Portland, Oregon office. The work will regularly take place in a field setting that requires regular travel throughout the Estuary Partnership study area between Bonneville Dam and the Pacific Ocean along both the Oregon and Washington sides of the Columbia River. It often requires early morning starts and occasional weekends. Fieldwork occurs in wetlands or on the river, in various weather conditions, and includes navigating difficult terrain on foot and carrying field gear to monitoring sites. This position also involves spending a considerable amount of time in a laboratory setting processing field samples and calibrating equipment. This position also includes data entry and data analysis using excel as well as the potential to expand into processing UAV imagery and rectification in ArcSuite. The position requires a valid driver’s license.

Please find the full job description here.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Affirmation

The Estuary Partnership is committed to increasing diversity in the environmental field by providing supportive career development opportunities for people of color. People from communities of color, underserved communities, and low-income communities are strongly encouraged to apply. We place a priority on applications from people who come from or have experience with diverse populations and underserved communities, including communities of color and low-income communities.
Non-Discrimination Statement

The Estuary Partnership is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin, age, disability, physical appearance or genetic information, cultural, socio-economic status, or military or veteran status. The Estuary Partnership is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and values the hiring of protected veterans or individuals with veteran status. Discrimination is not tolerated at the Estuary Partnership.
Application Instructions

The Estuary Partnership will only accept online applications for this position.

To apply, please follow the application instructions below, and upload a single PDF document that contains the required information. If you have difficulties with the webform, please email

Applications must include the following, or they will not be accepted:

Detailed Resume: Your resume should provide dates and specific duties of current and past employment, if any. Related coursework also applicable.
Cover letter: Your cover letter should outline objectives for the role, detailing how your experiences align with the job requirements.
Applications will be reviewed as received and applicants should be prepared to provide responses to Supplemental Questions, should they demonstrate their ability to meet the Required Experience and Knowledge identified in the Position Description.

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