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Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research laboratory supporting world class scientific programs utilizing state-of-the-art facilities. Stony Brook Medicine is Suffolk County's only academic medical center and tertiary care provider. Many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments with BNL or with Medical School departments.


Postdoctoral Associate in Fisheries Ecology

The Postdoctoral Associate will assist the Principal Investigators in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences in conducting field and laboratory research on fish and shellfish populations in Great South Bay, NY. The incumbent will prepare for and conduct trawl surveys, supervise graduate and undergraduate students in the field and lab, manage collected data and carry out statistical analyses, ecosystem modelling, and participate in the preparation of publications and proposals under the supervision of the Principal Investigators. The position requires a Doctoral Degree and familiarity with field sampling, data management and advanced statistical analyses. Applicants with a Ph.D in fisheries ecology or a related field and experience with advanced statistical procedures such as GLMs, GAMs, and spatial statistics are preferred. Salary range: $36,000 - $46,000. For additional information and application instructions please visit http://www.stonybrook.edu/jobs/ and follow the postdoctoral link, position reference number WC-S-8456-14-02-S.


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Faculty Positions in Atmospheric Science

The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) at Stony Brook University invites applications for two tenure track positions in Atmospheric Science to begin as early as Fall 2014. We welcome applicants focusing on extreme weather and regional climate change. In particular, applicants should contribute towards improving the physical understanding of extreme weather (e.g., tropical cyclones, severe convection, flooding), novel ways to do regional climate downscaling for extreme weather, or the application of remote sensing to address these issues. Stony Brook has active research efforts to improve understanding and prediction of coastal storms, convective systems, storm surge, seasonal variability, and climate. Successful candidates are expected to develop an independent externally funded research program, to teach and direct research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and participate in School and University service. All candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field, and have demonstrated excellence in research and a strong commitment to teaching. The positions will be filled at the Assistant Professor level.

Successful candidates will join a SoMAS faculty internationally known for their leadership in research in the atmospheric sciences and all the major disciplines of oceanography. The school has more than 500 undergraduate and graduate students and about 50 faculty and 40 staff working together to better understand how our marine, terrestrial, and atmospheric environments function and are related to one another; providing numerous opportunities for collaborative and inter-disciplinary research. SoMAS has collaborations with the Atmospheric Sciences Division at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), located nearby, and also has extensive interactions with the New York City National Weather Service office located at BNL.

Candidates should submit a Stony Brook University state faculty employment application, CV, a letter of introduction which conveys the candidate's teaching philosophy and proposed research plans, and names and contact information of three references (electronic submission in one PDF document is strongly preferred) through Campus Job Opportunities, reference #F-8297-13-11, or directly using this link.

Alternatively, the above-listed materials may be mailed to:

Paulette Gerber, HR Assistant
(ref: Faculty Positions in Atmospheric Science #F-8297-13-11)
School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
145 Endeavour Hall
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5000.


Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

 

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Instructional Support Technician

The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) of Stony Brook University seeks applicants for the position of Instructional Support Technician. The incumbent will have responsibility for daily management and operation of the newly created nano-RAMAN Molecular Imaging Facility, a multi-user laboratory within SoMAS. The position will serve SBU’s research and education programs, providing novel analytical capabilities to faculty and students from SoMAS, the wider campus community and off-campus. Instrumentation is capable of providing high-resolution (<50 nm) 3-D images of a sample’s topography, fluorescence and distribution of chemical functionalities. Instrument is amenable to interrogating single cells, liquids, particles, solid surfaces and gases maintained anywhere from -196 to +600°C. The incumbent will provide analyses as well as train and oversee graduate, undergraduate, faculty and staff in the safe operation of the facility’s instruments as well as in data manipulation.

Facility features: a Renishaw Invia Confocal Raman Microspectrometer with four laser lines (457, 514, 632, 785 nm) on a Leica epifluorescent microscope platform with computer-controlled stage as well as a Linkam temperature-control chamber. Spectrometer is coupled to a Bruker Innova Atomic Force Microscope to provide topographic maps and tip-enhanced Raman scattering (TERS) spectra. Facility also includes a Perkin-Elmer UV-Vis scanning spectrophotometer, Shimadzu spectrofluorometer, a Turner Designs luminometer, computers and printer. The incumbent will operate and maintain these instruments and provide technical support to faculty, students and other clients.

Required qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in natural or physical sciences or engineering. Two (2) years’ experience in vibrational spectroscopy. Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills and have the ability to analyze and solve problems independently.

Preferred qualifications: Master’s degree in science or engineering. Experience with application of confocal Raman Microspectroscopy to biological and environmental samples; experience with Atomic Force Microscopy; equipment maintenance and repair; experience with Windows computer (Office, etc.), data backup, and web site management; lab management and administrative experience. Preference will be given to candidates demonstrating excellent troubleshooting skills, ingenuity, knowledge and experience regarding lab safety and compliance.

JOB DUTIES:

Operation, maintenance, and minor repairs of Confocal Raman Microspectrometer and Atomic Force Microscope systems:

  • The laboratory houses approximately 0.5 million dollars of new state-of-the-art instrumentation and data acquisition systems, upon which research activities of numerous faculty across campus depend. Incumbent is entirely responsible for these assets, and will respond to off-hour facility-related emergencies when needed.

Method development:

  • Research requires development of new approaches to obtain meaningful spectra, images and topographic maps from samples that challenge detection limits or are inherently fragile.
  • Work requires significant patience, independent effort and skills, critical decision-making, technical expertise and ingenuity.
  • Sample analysis:

  • Because almost none of the samples to be analyzed will be routine, conducting sample analysis requires close scrutiny, adept troubleshooting, and meticulous quality assurance/control to avoid costly re-analysis of samples.
  • Additionally, acquired data must be post-processed using standard spectrum interpretational software that requires in-depth understanding of instrument and vibrational spectroscopy.
  • Training of students, postdocs and faculty on equipment:

  • Incumbent is responsible for training all potential users of the instrumental and data systems safely and correctly.
  • Scheduling:

  • Incumbent will be responsible for scheduling of instrument use (performed by incumbent or other trained personnel) for internal and external contract work.
  • Incumbent will manage calendar and update schedule on facility’s web page for which s/he will be responsible.
  • Billing/Lab administration:

  • Incumbent will keep records of instrument usage and facility expenses in order to assist supervisors with billing to inside and outside users. Incumbent will be responsible for interacting with clients, documenting and supervising QA/QC protocols and reporting in the laboratory.
  • Incumbent will facilitate any needed purchasing of equipment, supplies, or services related to this facility, and will ensure lab safety protocols are followed to keep the facility in compliance with established standards.

This position offers a full benefits package and an initial salary of $55,800. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on 01/03/2014.

Candidates should submit the following items:

  • A completed state employment application form
  • A resume and cover letter conveying the candidate’s qualifications
  • Names and contact information for three professional references

through Campus Job Opportunities, reference #WC-S-8322-13-11-S, or directly using this link.

Alternatively, the above-listed materials may be mailed to:

Paulette Gerber, HR Assistant
(ref: Instructional Support Technician #WC-S-8322-13-11-S)
School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
145 Endeavour Hall
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5000.


Review of applications will begin on 01/03/2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

 

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Genomics Cluster Hiring

The last decade has seen an explosion in the ability to easily and cheaply sequence DNA. Originally, high-throughput sequencing was used to sequence genomes of a few model organisms. Today, genomes of hundreds of non-model organisms and entire communities of microorganisms are being sequenced. Additionally, the power of this technology is being applied to other assays, allowing high-throughput DNA sequencing to be a powerful, cheap front-end for investigating many biological questions that have little direct connection to studying genomes as such. The fantastic amounts of data produced by high-throughput sequencing necessitate a close connection between experimentalists and scientists trained in mathematics or computer science. The Genomics cluster will hire faculty with expertise in: 1. Experimental aspects of high-throughput sequencing, 2. Bioinformatic analysis, and 3. Applying these technologies to problems synergistic with interests of existing faculty. These new faculty would dramatically enhance the abilities of ecologists and molecular, medical, and evolutionary biologists who are already here. This cluster hire would elevate the research potential of Stony Brook University scientists by building a community with expertise in modern sequencing technologies, and thus position us to make use of the extraordinarily large investment SBU has in the NY Genome Center. This will enhance our competitiveness for research funding and for recruitment of graduate students and future faculty.

Applicants should complete the application process online. The complete dossier should include a State employment application, cover letter, CV, statements of research and teaching interests and a list of four professional references.

Electronic submission of materials is highly preferred.

For additional information, contact:

Genomics Search
School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5000
Email: genomicscluster@stonybrook.edu

More information is available on the Provost's Cluster Hiring Initiative page.


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Postdoctoral Associate Position in Trace Gas Analysis

The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate with experience in trace gas analytical development and an interest in applications to atmospheric chemistry and paleochemistry/paleoclimate. The laboratory group specializes in compound specific isotopic analysis of trace gas species. Specific objectives include analytical development of a method to measure 17O in CO via CF-IRMS; application of this technique to analyze ice core and air samples; contributing to the fields of atmospheric and paleo chemistry via publications.

Required Qualifications: Doctoral Degree or the equivalent degree from a foreign university. Experience in trace gas analysis and isotopic analysis. The successful candidate is not required to be an atmospheric chemist, but must have a very strong analytical background and a compelling interest in the earth and environmental sciences.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in Atmospheric/Analytical Chemistry/Physics. Experience in catalyst chemistry, instrumental development, paleoclimate and atmospheric chemistry. Specialized skills with vacuum lines, gas chromatography and cryogenic separation. Excellent writing and communication skills.

The selected candidate will be responsible for:

  • Compound specific isotopic analysis of trace gas species to include analytical development of a method to measure 170 in CO via CF-IRMS.
  • Application of the above mentioned technique to analyze ice core and air samples.
  • Perform research using vacuum lines, gas chromatography, and cryogenic separation.
  • Instrumental development.
  • Contribute to the fields of atmospheric and paleochemistry via publications.
  • Other duties at assigned.

Special Notes: This is a full time position. The Research Foundation of SUNY is a private educational corporation. Employment is subject to the Research Foundation policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines and the availability of funding. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a State employment application, cover letter and resume to:

Gina Gartin
(ref: Postdoctoral Position in Trace Gas Analysis Search)
School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
119 Endeavour Hall
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5000.
Fax # 631-632-6251

Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 01/06/2014, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.

 

Coastal Zone Engineering and Management Cluster Hiring

The Coastal Zone Engineering and Management is part of an exciting new initiative, undertaken as part of SUNY 2020, to hire 100 faculty members over the next five years to expand teaching and research in emerging fields of study that cut across traditional boundaries of academic disciplines. This interdisciplinary faculty cluster hires are aimed at addressing society's most vexing challenges that require a broad understanding of ocean processes and human interaction with the sea. Special emphasis would be directed towards the important societal issues of the region, such as transportation, offshore renewable energy, water quality, and our ability to monitor and simulate the ocean’s properties and functioning as well as the consequences societal choices. The positions are designated for faculty members whose research and teaching interests are interdisciplinary. The goals of this initiative are to strategically place Stony Brook University on the emerging frontiers of research and knowledge and to enhance our ability to shape new fields of discovery, learning and engagement.

More information is available on the Provost's Cluster Hiring Initiative page.



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