The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for the Postdoctoral Associate/Senior Postdoctoral position. The title/rank will be contingent upon the selected candidate’s skills and experience in their area of expertise.

A Postdoctoral Associate / Senior Postdoctoral Associate is needed to conduct basic research on how the oceanographic and atmospheric variability affect the abundance and distribution of fish and marine mammals in the Northeast United States (NEUS).  The selected candidate will perform data analysis and prepare manuscripts for publication in appropriate specialized journals.

Postdoctoral Associate

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):  

PhD (or foreign equivalent) in biology, ecology, marine science or related field in hand by July 31, 2020.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Relevant experience with advanced ecological statistics and modeling, programming in R, Matlab or other statistical languages. Experience working with satellite data and using advanced statistics. Excellence in the field as demonstrated by relevant publications.

Brief Description of Duties (Postdoctoral Associate):

The Postdoctoral Associate will assist the Principal Investigator in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. The incumbent will examine how oceanographic and atmospheric variability affect the abundance and distribution of fish and marine mammals in the Northeast United States (NEUS). Analyses will focus on paring predictive models with forecasts from subseasonal climate models to develop predictions about distribution and habitat throughout the NEUS, and to assess the utility of predictions for management. The postdoc will conduct modeling studies with a team of biologists and climate scientists at SoMAS, and will prepare manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals and will present at scientific conferences.  The successful incumbent will have strong written communication skills as demonstrated by prior peer-reviewed publications.

Senior Postdoctoral Associate

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):

PhD (or foreign equivalent) in biology, ecology, marine science or related field.  Three years of research experience.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Experience with advanced ecological statistics and modeling, programming in R, Matlab or other statistical languages. Experience working with satellite data and using advanced statistics. Excellence in the field as demonstrated by relevant publications. Additional years of relevant experience.

Brief Description of Duties (Senior Postdoctoral Associate):

The Senior Postdoctoral Associate will assist the Principal Investigator in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. The incumbent will work on highly complex and technically broad challenges as they examine how oceanographic and atmospheric variability affect the abundance and distribution of fish and marine mammals in the Northeast United States (NEUS). Analyses will focus on paring predictive models with forecasts from subseasonal climate models to develop predictions about distribution and habitat throughout the NEUS, and to assess the utility of predictions for management. The incumbent will conduct modeling studies with a team of biologists and climate scientists at SoMAS, and will prepare manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals and present at scientific conferences.  The successful incumbent will have strong written communication skills as demonstrated by prior peer-reviewed publications.

Duties Postdoctoral Associate / Senior Postdoctoral Associate :

  • Analyze data and develop models linking oceanographic and atmospheric variability with fish and marine mammal distribution.
  • Develop forecasts of fish and marine mammal distribution using subseasonal climate models.
  • Prepare manuscripts for publication in scientific journals.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Special Notes:

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. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.

Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.

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-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Shift
Shift Hours: 8:30-5pm
Pass Days: Sat, Sun
Posting Start Date: Jun 3, 2020
Posting End Date: Jun 13, 2020, 11:59:00 PM
Salary: Postdoctoral Associate: $47,500- $53,000 Senior Postdoctoral Associate: $50,000- $60,000
Salary Grade: E89
Appointment Type: Regular

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