Associate Scientist
Job Type


Founded in November of 1992, SynTerra is an employee-owned science and engineering consulting firm.  We help clients meet business objectives and address technical challenges in innovative and cost-effective ways.  With offices throughout the Southeast, SynTerra works with clients on governmental, industrial, economic development, and commercial projects.  Our mission is to foster our client’s success by helping to balance technical, economic, and social considerations, and we are always looking for new team members who share our innovative and cost-effective approach. 

SynTerra is seeking two qualified Associate Scientists who can offer our clients their expertise. This is a great opportunity for candidates with 0-3 years of experience in environmental sampling, assessment, and remediation to grow and learn. The position requires working independently on specific tasks and collaborating with clients and other environmental professionals. The role is based out of our Cary, NC, office and requires the ability to work outdoors and occasionally travel.

Position snapshot:

  • Prepares a wide variety of recurring and nonrecurring correspondence, reports, and other documents from information obtained from the staff, files, and other sources.
  • Independently notes and follows up on professional commitments made at meetings or as affected by other staff members, coordinates meeting arrangements, and schedules meetings, conferences, etc.
  • Uses varied and advanced “office suite automation functions, " including diagramming, e-mail, GIS presentation, word processing, and spreadsheet software. Create, format, modify, edit, and print a variety of outputs from the automation listed in a professional and timely manner.
  • Interprets annotations, construction plans, historical references, interviews, on-site investigations, and site plans to develop the appropriate document submission to satisfy client needs.
  • Consistent travel throughout the market for fieldwork.
  • Bachelor's Degree i a science-related field.
  • Software proficiency (including but not limited to): Adobe Acrobat, ESRI ArcGIS, Google Earth Pro, and      Microsoft Office Suite.
  • 40 hr. OSHA HAZWOPER trained a plus
  • Must be able to work in indoor and outdoor settings, ranging from climate-controlled office space to foul weather, heat, and rain.
  • May sit or stand for several hours and climb inclines (terrains, ladders, etc.).
  • Required to lift objects up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment. 

Physical Demands/Working Environment:

· Must be able to lift heavy objects and work outside in heat and cold.

· Must be able to stand and walk for long periods.

· Must concentrate for extended periods, paying close attention to detail. 

· Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

More than a job:

We are interested in every qualified candidate eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas for this position.

SynTerra is an equal-opportunity employer.

Hiring, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, creed, age, disability, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, medical needs arising from pregnancy or childbirth, medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, including, but not limited to, lactation, or any other characteristics protected by law, unless a bona fide occupational qualification applies.