Paleontology Program Director

Website Statistical Research, Inc.

Title: Paleontology Program Director

Positions Available: 1

Date: July 26, 2022

Location: Redlands, California


Statistical Research, Inc. (SRI) is seeking an experienced professional paleontologist to manage and direct its paleontological program out of our Redlands, California office. The successful applicant will work with the SRI management team to further develop its paleontological department capable of fielding evaluation, monitoring, and recovery projects. The Redlands office maintains significant laboratory processing and storage space, some of which will be transitioned to a paleontological laboratory under the direction of the new hire. For a complete job description please visit


Prior supervisory paleontological field experience in California is required. Experience should include business development; developing paleontological evaluations, treatment and monitoring plans, and final reports; construction monitoring; fossil collection and salvage; fossil preparation for curation; and coordination of paleontological staff on large projects.

  • A graduate degree in paleontology, geology, biology or a related field with significant coursework, or equivalent training, in paleontology and sedimentary geology.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of field experience working as a paleontologist, one (1) year of which must have been as a supervisor.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of southern California paleontology and geology.
  • Documented experience in professional paleontological procedures and techniques, including the ability to
    • recognize and determine the significance of fossils in the field,
    • measure stratigraphic sections and describe sedimentary rocks,
    • collect macrofossils and sample for microfossils during fast-moving field projects,
    • identify and prepare fossils for curation, and
    • maintain curation agreements with recognized regional repositories.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, equipping, staffing, organizing, and supervising paleontological crews performing survey, monitoring, and mitigation projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in carrying paleontological projects to completion, as evidenced by the completion of theses, research reports, scientific papers, and similar documents.


Job Description:

As the Paleontology Program Director (Director), the new hire will be responsible for preparing and implementing paleontological survey, testing, monitoring, and recovery plans and coordinating through the appropriate channels all field and analytic tasks associated with fieldwork, analysis, and report preparation. This work typically involves traveling and/or fieldwork. The Director is responsible for report writing and for having a solid understanding of paleontological resource management. The Director is responsible for business development, project management, staff recruitment, meeting project deadlines, remaining on budget, and upholding SRI’s standard of care.

The Director will typically work on several projects simultaneously, and is expected to be able to multitask. The Director will be responsible for training crew members and crew chiefs in paleontological field methods. The ability to work harmoniously and productively with other SRI staff and clients is essential. The Director is expected to be a professionally active member of the paleontological discipline.


About SRI:

SRI’s mission is to provide a vehicle for creative people to do interesting and exciting work on the human condition and our natural world. Our employees are our greatest resource. SRI’s core values are to foster a respectful and welcoming work environment characterized by honest, direct, and relevant communication. We conduct our work with integrity and engender trust in our colleagues, clients, and stakeholders. We honor and support diversity, individuality, and professional differences. We welcome change, creative thinking, and problem solving and seek to link or integrate innovation and fresh approaches to our work.

SRI provides comprehensive CRM services to private and government clients at the federal, state, and local levels throughout the western United States from offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Washington. For this position, SRI offers a compensation package that includes competitive pay, professional development, a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, retirement plan, and paid vacation/sick, and holiday leave. The salary for this position will be commensurate with the applicant’s credentials, experience, and industry standards.


How to Apply:

Applications should be submitted via e-mail to moc.mrcirsnull@sbojirs and should include a resume of relevant experience, a recent writing sample (preferably a professional report), and references (with contact information, including email addresses and telephone numbers). Only applications submitted via moc.mrcirsnull@sbojirs will be considered. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


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