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The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University invites applications for the Postdoctoral Associate/Senior Researcher position to work in the Airborne Laboratory for Atmospheric Research (ALAR) under Dr. Paul Shepson. The title/rank will be contingent upon the selected candidate’s skills and experience in their area of expertise.

Postdoctoral Associate

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):  

Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in chemistry, atmospheric science, or related field.  Experience with atmospheric data analysis.  Experience with atmospheric models.  Experience with instrumentation for atmospheric measurement

Senior Researcher

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):  

Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in chemistry, atmospheric science or related field. Three (3) years experience with atmospheric data analysis. Experience with atmospheric models. Experience with instrumentation for atmospheric measurements.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Prior experience with the quantification of greenhouse gas emissions. Prior experience in the study of the production of atmospheric aerosols and ozone. Experience with atmospheric transport modeling and atmospheric photochemistry modeling, and field measurement logistics.

Brief Description of Duties:

The Postdoctoral Associate will conduct basic research on the chemistry of the atmosphere, to include aircraft-based measurements of greenhouse gases and aerosols.  S/he will conduct data analysis, write proposals for external support, and prepare manuscripts for publication in appropriate specialized journals.

  • Prepare for and conduct atmospheric measurements in the field, which includes calibrating and assessing performance of analytical instrumentation aboard the aircraft.
  • Conduct data analysis by converting raw data into final concentration v. time data, conducting simple matrix algebra operations on the data (usually using MATLAB), and conducting Quality Control of the data.  It may involve comparisons of final calculated results against other observations in the literature, and against inventories from the EPA.
  • Write manuscripts.
  • Write proposals.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.

Brief Description of Duties:  

The Senior Researcher will conduct research on the chemistry of the atmosphere, working on highly complex, and technically broad challenges and problems such as the design of aircraft-based experiments that enable calculation of emission rates of various chemical species from complex environments. He/she will construct flight plans (which requires the ability to read aviation sectional maps, and to understand the limitations of aircraft, e.g. with respect to icing hazards, and controlled airspace avoidance and communications), perform data analysis, write proposals for external support from federal agencies such as NSF, NOAA and/or NASA, and prepare manuscripts for publication in appropriate specialized journals.

  • Prepare for and conduct atmospheric measurements in the field, which includes constructing flight plans, and calibrating and assessing performance of analytical instrumentation aboard the aircraft.
  • Conduct data analysis by converting raw data into final concentration v. time data, conducting simple matrix algebra operations on the data (usually using MATLAB), and conducting Quality Control of the data.  It may involve comparisons of final calculated results against other observations in the literature, and against inventories produced by other organizations.
  • Write manuscripts for publication.
  • Write proposals for external support.
  • 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.

To apply for this position online, please visit Stony Brook Jobs and reference posting #1802513.

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About Stony Brook:

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, including those employed at Stony Brook Medicine, Suffolk County’s only academic medical center and tertiary care provider. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), a multidisciplinary research laboratory supporting world class scientific programs utilizing state-of-the-art facilities such as the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, the National Synchrotron Light Source, and the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, and the New York Blue IBM BG/L+P supercomputer, owned by Stony Brook and managed by BNL.  Stony Brook is a partner in managing the Laboratory for the Department of Energy, and is the largest institutional scientific user of BNL facilities. As such, many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments can be arranged.

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Official Job Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Job Field: Post Doctoral
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences-Stony Brook University
Posting Start Date: Oct 4, 2018
Posting End Date: Dec 2, 2018, 11:59:00 PM
Salary: Postdoctoral Associate: Commensurate with experience within the range of $44,500 – $53,000 Senior Researcher: Commensurate with experience within the range of $49,000 – $60,000
Salary Grade: SL1
Appointment Type:Regular

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