Statistical Research, Inc.


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Title: Principal Investigator
Date: April 22, 2021
Location: Albuquerque, NM

Statistical Research, Inc. (SRI) is recruiting for a senior-level candidate interested in joining our team in Albuquerque. SRI provides comprehensive cultural resource management (CRM) services to private and government clients at the federal, state, and local levels throughout the western United States from our offices in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Washington. We are seeking a candidate motivated to expand and shape our archaeology practice in the American Southwest.

We are currently offering one full-time position available for a Principal Investigator (PI) based out of our Albuquerque, New Mexico office. The PI is expected to contribute to the growth of the Albuquerque office by developing proposals, leading projects, supervising staff, managing resources, and expanding the SRI client and project base. We are interested in experienced candidates looking to thrive in a small business setting where they will have direct input on how our program develops.

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 leave. The salary for this position will be commensurate with the applicant's credentials, experience, and industry standards.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

The PI is responsible for developing project research designs, planning, overseeing, and participating in fieldwork and analysis, and preparing a variety of reports. The PI monitors day-to-day progress on his or her projects and works with the other staff to ensure that each participant in the project is meeting his or her assigned tasks. Among the reports that a PI may work on are cultural resource overviews; CRM plans; survey, testing, and data recovery reports; research proposals; treatment plans; public interpretive material; and management documents such as Programmatic Agreements and Memorandums of Agreements. The PI also prepares costs estimates and budgets, edits the reports and budgets of others, and takes ultimate responsibility for fieldwork, analysis, write-up, and production per any contractual requirements. The PI may also participate in consultation with review agencies, tribal representatives, and other interested parties. Travel for and physical capability to complete fieldwork is expected for this position.

Qualifications for consideration as a PI include holding a Master's or Ph.D. in anthropology or a related field with a clear emphasis in precolonial archaeology, meet the Secretary of Interior Qualifications for Archaeology, be a Registered Professional Archaeologist, and having at least 10 years of fieldwork and analytical experience with 6 years in a supervisory capacity with a demonstrated ability to build client relationships, garner new projects, and lead them from inception to completion. Successful candidates must also show an applied knowledge of federal, state, and local cultural resource laws and regulations and specialized skillsets in precolonial archaeology (e.g., lithic analysis). Expertise in the precolonial archaeology of the American Southwest is required. The ability to work harmoniously and productively with SRI staff across the company and clients is essential, and the PI is expected to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner at all times.

How To apply

Applications should be submitted via e-mail to with "PI Albuquerque Office" referenced in the subject line, and should include: 1) A cover letter briefly describing your interest in and ability to meet the requirements of the position; 2) A resume of relevant experience and three references with complete contact information, and 3) At least two writing examples (professional publications or technical reports) as primary author that demonstrate the ability to identify, evaluate, and assess the effects of projects on archaeological resources in a CRM context. Top candidates will be interviewed. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and only applications submitted via will be considered.


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