Career Opportunities

We are always looking for scientists to join our team of aquatic toxicologists.  If you think your qualifications match the sample job description below, please send your cover letter and resume or inquiries to  We will contact you should your qualifications match any current opportunities.

Bioassay/Toxicity Laboratory Technician
Location: San Diego, CA

Nautilus is a consulting laboratory focused on the analysis, integration, interpretation, validation and application of high quality toxicity data. The primary responsibilities for this position include performing aquatic toxicity testing on water, sediment, and other matrices, maintaining test organism cultures, general lab maintenance activities, microscopy, data entry, and statistical analysis.

A Bachelor’s degree in Marine or Aquatic Biology, Environmental Studies, Environmental Toxicology or related field is required. Coursework and a strong background in chemistry are desirable. Previous experience in a laboratory setting and experience with Microsoft Word and Excel are preferred, but not required. On the job training will be provided; however, successful applicants are knowledgeable with regards to basic information regarding animal care and husbandry, water quality parameters and characteristics, and principles of aquatic research and laboratory testing. Key personal qualifications for this position include good interpersonal and communication skills, reliability, attention to detail, flexibility in schedule, the ability to follow written and verbal directions, and the ability to work both independently and within a team setting. A positive attitude is an absolute necessity. This is a non-exempt benefit-eligible position that requires some overtime, weekend work, and holiday scheduling.