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Postdoctoral / Senior Researcher –  1703371 and 1703364 

Ecosystem indicators of the New York Bight and Northwest Atlantic
The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) of Stony Brook University seeks applicants for a Senior Researcher (SR) position to work with an interdisciplinary team of biological and physical oceanographers under Assistant Professor Janet Nye’s supervision.  The SR will work on a project funded by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to develop indicators to monitor the health of the New York Bight ecosystem.  The SR will be working with existing large datasets on oceanographic and atmospheric conditions, nutrient dynamics, carbonate chemistry and living marine resources on the Northeast U.S. Shelf and with new data collected in the New York Bight.

To apply please visit and follow the postdoctoral link. Positions 1703371 and 1703364 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.  Three years of experience working with environmental data, or excellence in the field as demonstrated by a fellowship within environmental science. Experience with carbonate chemistry analytical techniques and statistics.

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, pC02 sensors, pH sensors, alkalinity sensors. Prior experience working on oceanographic vessels.

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

  • Collect and analyze carbonate chemistry data.
  • Prepare manuscripts for publication in scientific journals.
  • Plan and participate in oceanographic cruises.
  • Present at conferences, NYDEC and other management agencies.
  • Write proposals for external funding.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission

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 1703371 and 1703364 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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