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Postdoctoral/Senior Researcher – 1703239 and 1703263

The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) of Stony Brook University seeks applicants for a Postdoctoral Researcher (PR) position to work with an interdisciplinary team of biological and physical oceanographers under Assistant Professor Janet Nye’s supervision.  The PR will work on an exciting project funded by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to develop indicators to monitor the health and status of the New York Bight ecosystem. The PR will be responsible for collecting and analyzing data on carbonate chemistry in the New York Bight, publishing in scientific journals and communicating findings to decision makers. A PhD in chemistry, oceanography, or other related field, experience with statistics and modeling, strong written and oral communication skills and experience on oceanographic vessels.

To apply please visit and follow the postdoctoral link. Positions 1703239 and 1703263 are for one vacancy, title contingent upon skills/experience.  Contact Janet Nye or Lesley Thorne for further information.

Required Qualifications:  (As evidenced by an attached resume)
PhD or foreign equivalent degree in hand by August 31, 2018.  Knowledge of carbonate chemistry. Experience with chemical assays.

Preferred Qualifications:
PhD in chemistry, oceanography, environmental science or related field.  Experience with advanced statistics, databases, programming in Matlab, R,or other statistical languages.  Experience working with oceanographic data. Prior experience working on oceanographic vessels.

Brief Description of Duties: 
The postdoctoral associate will monitor carbonate chemistry in the New York Bight and analyze carbonate chemistry data collected. The selected candidate will report findings to the NYDEC in a timely manner and maintain a database of observations collected as part of this project. The postdoc will prepare manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals and present at scientific research conferences.

  • Collect and analyze carbonate chemistry data.
  • Assist with preparation of manuscripts for publications in scientific journals.
  • Participate in oceanographic cruises.
  • Present at conferences, NYDEC and other management agencies.
  • Communicate results to PIs and other collaborators.

For a full position description or to apply online, visit: (Req. # 1703239 and 1703263)

Special Notes:
This is a full time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.

*Please note requisitions 1703239 and 1703263 are for one vacancy. The title/rank (Postdoctoral/Senior Researcher) will be contingent upon the selected candidate’s skills and experience in their area of expertise.

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