Statistical Research, Inc.


Open Positions

Title: Principal Investigator
Date: November 03, 2021
Location: Lacey, WA

Statistical Research, Inc. (SRI) is recruiting for a senior-level candidate interested in joining our small team in Lacey, WA. 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 Pacific Northwest. This is an ideal opportunity for somebody that wants to be in a leadership role with the ability to influence the trajectory of our regional team.

We are currently offering one full-time position for a Principal Investigator (PI) based out of our Lacey office. The PI will be crucial in developing proposals, leading projects, supervising mid- and junior-level staff, 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 decision making at the project level.

SRI offers a compensation package that includes competitive pay, professional development, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes 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 assigned projects and works with the other staff to ensure that each participant in the project is meeting 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 precontact archaeology. The PI must also 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). While we have a strong preference for applied experience with precontact archaeology in the Pacific Northwest, we welcome all applicants. 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 Lacey 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.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Equal Employment Opportunity at SRI:

SRI affirms that inequality is detrimental to our associates, our clients, and the communities we serve. Our goal is to impact lasting change through our actions. Together, we unite for equality and equity. SRI is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of any protected characteristic, including race, color, genetic information, creed, national origin, religion, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, lawful alien status, ancestry, age, marital status, or protected veteran status and will not discriminate against anyone on the basis of a disability. We support an inclusive workplace where associates excel based on personal merit, qualifications, experience, ability, and job performance.


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