The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is one of the nation's most effective environmental action organizations. We use law, science and the support of 2.4 million members and online activists to protect human health as well as the planet's wildlife and wild places. Our staff of close to 500 lawyers, scientists and policy experts work out of offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Beijing. For more than two decades, NRDC has been leading the scientific charge to reduce exposures to toxic chemicals that cause disease. NRDC’s efforts have resulted in major reductions in diesel emissions from school buses and trucks, critical legislation to limit mercury pollution, removal of some of the most toxic pesticides from the market, bans of endocrine disrupting chemicals in toys, and promotion of sustainable agricultural practices. Health and Environment Program scientists, lawyers, and advocates investigate the largest sources of toxic contaminants, identify safer alternatives, and then deploy their unique skills to pressures regulators, legislators, the courts, and businesses to reduce emissions of harmful pollution.
NRDC seeks a scientist (PhD, MD, DrPH, ScD, etc. preferred) to join the Health and Environment Program. The individual in this position serves as a scientific expert and policy advocate on issues related to the impact of toxic chemical exposures on human health. Work is focused on improvement of government regulation and policy, litigation, and legislation, as well as changes in products sold in the private sector. The work entails occasional travel to Sacramento, CA and Washington D.C.
- State and federal legislation, administrative regulation and policy
consumer campaigns, and litigation.
NRDC is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.
To apply, please visit www.nrdc.org/jobs and upload your application materials through our online portal. Your application materials should include a cover letter, resume and writing sample. Please no phone calls, emails, faxes or in-person resume drop-offs. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.