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Environmental Scientist (Ph.D.)

About Exponent

Exponent is the only premium engineering and scientific consulting firm with the depth and breadth of expertise to solve our clients’ most profoundly unique, unprecedented, and urgent challenges.  


We are committed to engaging multidisciplinary teams of science, engineering, and regulatory experts to empower our clients with solutions that create a safer, healthier, more sustainable world. For over five decades, we've connected the lessons of past failures with tomorrow's solutions to advise clients as they innovate technologically complex products and processes, ensure the safety and health of their users, and address the challenges of sustainability.  


Join our team of experts with degrees from top programs at over 500 universities and extensive experience spanning a variety of industries. At Exponent, you’ll contribute to the diverse pool of ideas, talents, backgrounds, and experiences that drives our collaborative teamwork and breakthrough insights. Plus, we help you grow your career through mentoring, sponsorship, and a culture of learning. Thanks for your interest in joining our team!   


Key statistics: 

  • 950+ Consultants
  • 640+ Ph.D.s
  • 90+ Disciplines
  • 30+ Offices globally

Our Opportunity

We are currently seeking an Environmental Scientist for our Environmental & Earth Sciences Practice in Bellevue, WA. In this role you will work as part of a team to provide support for chemical regulatory compliance projects focusing biocides, biocidal products, agrochemicals, and their authorizations, and provide high-level scientific support for projects centering on environmental forensics, and environmental chemistry. The ideal candidate for this unique position should be willing to expand their area of expertise into chemical regulations (in US, EU, and Asian countries) and environmental chemistry including, but not limited to chemistry of biocides and agrochemicals, risk assessment of the chemicals, safety of chemicals, environmental fate and transport of chemicals, and environmental forensics of chemical contaminants.

You will be responsible for

  • Preparing dossier for authorization of chemicals in Asian countries, particularly in Korea
  • Review studies and data of biocide, biocidal products, agrochemicals
  • Communicating with government authorities on behalf of clients
  • Working cooperatively on projects with other members of the Environmental and Earth Sciences Practice and interdisciplinary groups from other Exponent practices as appropriate such as Food safety and Chemical Regulations
  • Developing client relationships and building business in the Environmental and Earth Sciences Practice as well as Chemical Regulation Practice

You will have the following skills and qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Environmental Science or Engineering, Environmental Chemistry, Agrochemicals or pesticides, or similar discipline
  • Minimum 2 years-experience in consulting or other government agency (e.g., EPA, USDA) to be considered at Senior Scientist position
  • Fluency in Korean in reading, writing, (and speaking) since chemical regulatory support projects require the language skill
  • Familiarity to chemical regulations (e.g., EU BPR, REACH, FIFRA) would be plus
  • Excellent communication, organization, and writing skills
  • Must be detail-oriented, able to work independently and as part of a team, and manage time effectively
  • Strong ability to prioritize multiple projects with competing deadlines
  • Strong commitment to personal and professional development

Applicants are encouraged to submit a CV (Curriculum Vitae) with publications (feel free to include publications that are in review or pending) [not restricted to 1 page]. 

Life @ Exponent

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Attracting, inspiring, developing, and rewarding exceptional people with diverse backgrounds and expertise are central to our corporate culture. Our diverse team allows us to provide better value to our clients and enjoy an enriched work environment.  

Our firm is committed to offering a variety of programs and resources to support health and well-being. We believe that providing competitive benefits as well as compensation and recognition programs empowers our staff to do work that makes a difference. 


Our consultants are rewarded for their technical and business contributions and have an opportunity to plan for future success and career growth. Exponent's total compensation plan is consistent with its expectations of the quality and quantity of work performed and with the professional standards set by Exponent. At the Associate and Senior Associate level, total compensation includes base salary, bi-weekly bonuses for high-intensity efforts, annual bonus and 401(k) employer contribution of 7% of base salary.

The base salary range for this position is $100,000 - $120,000 dependent on experience and capabilities which will be assessed during the interview process.

Benefits you will enjoy

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Exponent is a proud equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status. 

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