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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.


The following job opportunities are available at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences:

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...

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...

Job Opportunities through the Career Center

The list below includes job opportunities for students, courtesy of the Career Center.

  • Arborist Technician (Applicator)
    The primary function of the arborist technician is to accomplish tasks such as fertilizing, treating, and injecting trees and shrubs. Arborist technicians commonly also perform trunk crown excavations and soil root therapy using large volumes of compressed air and soil amendments. Training for these tasks include learning about safe work procedures, small equipment operation, hydraulic sprayer operation, safe driving procedures, secure chemical mixing practices, and moderate to advanced knowledge related to arboriculture. Applicators may also be required to assist other departments as needed based on work load and schedule. The above task work procedures and safe work practices are required to fulfill our clients' needs. The applicator's actions are all directed toward satisfying the client, the Arborist Representative and the General Manager, while at the same time maintaining a safe, efficient, and productive operation.
  • Laboratory Research Safety Manager
    Job Summary: The Laboratory Research Safety Manager will partner with researchers and faculty across the campus to ensure laboratory research and courses are conducted safely and according to federal, state and local regulations and institutional guidelines. The Laboratory Research Safety Manager is responsible for managing, providing technical guidance, training, and risk assessment of the campus-wide Biological and Radiation safety programs to ensure a safe environment in which to facilitate research and the pursuit of academic excellence. The Research Safety program ensures that institutional policies and procedures relating to the safe conduct of research activities are followed. These policies and procedures are used as a foundation for research safety and environmental health programs throughout the MBL.   The Laboratory Research Safety Manager collaborates and works closely with the Environmental Health & Safety Manager for areas where laboratory safety responsibilities overlap. The Laboratory Research Safety Manager ensures that safety equipment is tested and/or calibrated as needed. Principal Duties and Responsibilities: 1.      Develops, implements, and updates all research safety programs for Biological and Radiation safety, collaborating with Division of Research, Division of Education and Veterinary Services. Develops, implements, and updates applicable safety documents including Biological Safety Manual, Laser Safety Manual, and Radiation Safety Manual. Assists laboratories with associated lab specific standard operating procedures (SOPs) as required. 2.      Develops, implements and maintains lab specific documents, policies, and procedures related to Select Agents and Toxins, and US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Controlled Substances. Provides for the acquisition, use and disposal of DEA Controlled Substances in research and teaching laboratories. Ensures compliance with all applicable state and federal regulations governing the use of Controlled Substances. Serves as the MBL’s Corporate Administrator as required by the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Import/Export Unit. 3.      Coordinates laboratory inspections/audits as needed with the EH&S Manager to minimize disruption of routine laboratory processes due to multiple inspections/audits and maintains all records. Conduct laboratory inspections and compliance reviews of laboratories (BSL1/BSL2, research animal facilities, tissue culture rooms, and other support facilities that use recombinant DNA technology and biological agents) determined by risk level, for unsafe conditions and work practices. Investigates accidents, recommends corrective actions, and performs follow-up verification of deficiency correction status for Radiation and Biological Safety Programs. 4.      Collaborates with principal investigators, research teams, faculty, staff and institutional research oversight committees [e.g. the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC),the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and Radiation Safety Committee (RSC)] on a regular basis as a partner in addressing research safety needs, meeting as often as necessary to discuss research work performed, safety risks, training and safety material and equipment needs and other measures to mitigate risk. 5.      Maintains proficiency in regulations and standards while providing Biological, Radiation and Laser safety subject matter expertise and support to principal investigators, research teams, faculty, staff and institutional research oversight committees. 6.      Assist laboratory clients with identification of appropriate biological laboratory containment levels, and strategies for hazard assessment and control and works with principal investigators, research teams, faculty, staff and institutional research oversight committees to assess Biological, Radiation and Laser safety risks and develop appropriate safety controls for research experiments or procedures with significant safety risks in conjunction with the Division of Research Director when needed. 7.      Reviews grant applications, IACUC protocols, and IBC research protocols to provide assistance to principal investigators, research teams, faculty, and staff in developing IRB support, IBC, IACUC, and Radiation Safety protocols in collaboration with the Division of Research, Division of Education, and Animal Care Facility Attending Veterinarians. 8.      Collaborates with principal investigators, research teams, faculty, and staff to determine safety training needs for Biological, Radiation Safety, and Laser Safety. Develops and conducts training to meet identified needs. Determines training elements needed and provides team specific training as needed including Biosafety; OSHA, Bloodborne Pathogens, Select Agents and Toxins, Radiation Safety, Laser Safety, DEA Controlled Substance, Hazardous Materials Shipping, and other customized trainings, as needed. 9.      Collaborate with other EH&S divisions to implement multi-disciplinary programs including biological, chemical and physical hazard exposure monitoring, animal experimentation protocols, and other program areas.  Develop written plans, training modules, fact sheets, and other communications. 10.  Serves as the designated Radiation Safety Officer for the MBL’s Radioactive Materials License, and as the MBL’s Laser Safety Officer for non-ionizing radiation. Manages the MBL’s program for the removal and disposal of radioactive waste and radiation generating devices. 11.  Manages the removal and disposal of biological and radiological waste from laboratories and accumulation areas as required by Federal and Massachusetts regulations. Works with vendors for coordinating waste pickups and pricing. Coordinates with EH&S Manager as needed related to waste disposal. 12.  Manages and/or conducts testing and certifying of critical laboratory equipment - verifying systems and procedures are in place for compliance of laboratory safety equipment (i.e. biosafety cabinets, chemical fume hoods, autoclaves, Liquid Scintillation counters). Ensures that safety equipment is tested and/or calibrated as needed. 13.  Functions as a backup for duties performed by EH&S Manager when needed. Works closely with EH&S Manager to coordinate safety activities as needed. 14.  Serves as a member of the Safety Committee, IBC, IACUC and Radiation Safety Committee. 15.  Monitors compliance with Biological, Radiation Safety and Laser Safety requirements and provides information and data reports to committees as required. 16.  Performs all other duties as required and/or assigned. Skills Required:  Knowledge of federal, state and local environmental health and safety regulations. Knowledge of Laboratory safety and chemical, biological, radiological and physical hazards required. Must be detail oriented and able to prepare documents and reports as necessary. Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including creating charts and graphs. Requires management and team leadership skills. Ability to communicate effectively, maintain professionalism, credibility, confidentiality (as needed) and good service delivery practice when dealing with internal and external contacts. Ability to mentally and physically react effectively, quickly, calmly and rationally during times of conflict and emergencies required. Education/Experience: Master’s degree in a scientific discipline – Biological Science preferred, occupational safety, industrial hygiene, relevant certifications preferred (i.e., Certified Biological Safety Professional, Certified Safety Professional, Registered Biological Professional, Certified Industrial Hygienist, safety management certificate). Graduate program laboratory experience may serve as professional experience, depending on the nature of the experience.   Five plus years of experience in a laboratory setting or related industry (research laboratory, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, etc.). Experience or knowledge regarding biological safety including pathogenic microorganisms (e.g. infectious dose, natural reservoirs, routes of transmission, communicability, environmental stability, antibiotic sensitivities/resistance, and sensitivities to disinfectants) in biosafety/laboratory safety practices required). Working knowledge of NIH and CDC guidelines.
  • Science Fellow, Sustainable Food and Farming
    Earthjustice’s Sustainable Food & Farming Program is seeking a talented recent graduate for a two-year science fellowship.Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups and supporters to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Miami, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.Earthjustice is expanding its work on sustainable food and farming, building on its vast experience litigating to protect the environment and public health, and its successes reducing pesticide use, toxic food additives, and water pollution. We represent environmental organizations and consumer watchdogs as well as farmworkers and sustainable producers, grassroots organizations and environmental justice communities. We focus on three areas: safer food – protecting people from toxic chemicals in foods and minimizing diet-related disease; sustainable farming – limiting reliance on agricultural chemicals, reducing agricultural pollution, and fostering responsible methods of crop and animal production; and climate-friendly farming –reducing the food system’s contribution to climate change and increasing farms’ resilience to climate shocks.The success of our advocacy often turns on the strength of the underlying scientific evidence. The Science Fellow will work directly with our staff scientist and lawyers to conduct critical research in support of litigation and advocacy on a variety of issues. The Science Fellow will play a leading role on scientific and other factual research in support of select matters, and would provide research support for other matters as well. In addition, we would work with the Science Fellow to develop a long-term research project based on the Fellow’s interests and the program’s priorities.Responsibilities • Conduct scientific and technical research to support litigation and advocacy.• Summarize research findings relevant to Earthjustice advocacy in memos.• Review, analyze, and summarize regulations, environmental planning documents, technical support documents and other scientific and technical information to support litigation and advocacy.• Draft and submit formal requests to agencies for public records.• Draft and fact-check scientific and technical information in fact sheets, press releases, blogs, news articles, slides, reports, and other materials for internal use or external use with clients, coalitions, the media, and others.• Organize scientific information for use by lawyers.• Represent Earthjustice at scientific conferences and meetings.• Identify and collaborate with individuals and organizations with relevant scientific and technical expertise.• Communicate with clients, experts and government agencies.• Participate in meetings with coalition partners, clients, government staff, donors, and trustees.Qualifications• A bachelor’s degree in science, preferably in ecology, environmental science, or a similar field.• 0-2 years of professional experience, preferably in public interest advocacy.• Passion for the environment and commitment to environmental advocacy are essential.• Ability to efficiently identify, evaluate, and synthesize scientific and technical information that is both scientifically sound and compelling for non-scientific audiences.• Ability to conduct literature reviews using standard tools like Web of Science or PubMed.• Ability to cite sources using a major scientific citation style. (The specific style is less important than the use of complete citations in a consistent format.)• Outstanding written and oral communication skills.• Proficient user of Microsoft Office programs, including Excel and PowerPoint.• Awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations.• Interest in contributing to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences. Click here to apply: Please reach out to if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies.Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership, and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other factor that is not related to the position.
  • Marine Mammal Education and Research Intern (Fall 2018)
    The New England Aquarium is currently seeking Marine Mammal Education & Research Interns to assist with the daily operations of our commercial Whale Watch Cruises, which are offered in partnership with Boston Harbor Cruises. Marine Mammal Education & Research Interns are responsible for collecting, and transcribing data of the identification, location, and behavior of marine mammals found in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region. Interns are also involved in public education aboard the vessels. Additional duties include data entry, photo-identification processing, and educational outreach.The position will report to Boston Harbor Cruises’ Director of Marine Education & Conservation and will be an active part of the New England Aquarium’s internship community, which includes more than 50 individuals that serve in various departments throughout the Aquarium. Time Commitment:·Minimum of 12 weeks·3-4 days/week consisting of 1-2 whale watches each day (Weekends and holidays included)·1 Mandatory Training Session: Spring: Thursday, March 24th|Summer: Thursday, May 19th|Fall: Thursday, August 20th·Average about 25 hours/week on the boats·Additional time will be spent in office based data entry Skills/Qualifications:·Requires minimum of 1 year of completed undergraduate study·Demonstrated interest in biology, zoology, environmental education, or related field·Knowledge of scientific research methods·Ability to work and communicate well with others; ability to work independently and on a team.·Strong scientific, educational, interpersonal and communication skills.·A desire to educate the public about ocean conservation and biology·Self-motivated, enthusiastic and willingness to work long days in the field·Experience on boats strongly preferred Duties/Responsibilities include, but not limited to:·Assists with collecting, transcribing and analyzing field data relating to marine mammals sighted in the Stellwagen Bank Region.  ·Provide engaging environmental interpretation for the public while aboard commercial whale watching vessels·Provide exceptional customer service to all members of the public, volunteers, interns and staff.·Assists with a variety of educational outreach opportunities·Manages a variety of research related data processing including data entry, photo-identification -Assists with minor cleaning of the boats·Active participation in NEAq intern community including attendance to trainings and events.
  • Marine Mammals Intern (Fall 2018)
    The Marine Mammal Department maintains two outdoor pinniped exhibits featuring Atlantic harbor seals, California sea lions, and northern fur seals.  The Marine Mammal Internship Program is designed to be a career learning experience and is best suited for individuals serious about careers in marine mammal training. The department seeks candidates that work well independently and as a team. Interns assist training staff in all aspects of animal care with a strong emphasis on operant conditioning, training techniques and marine mammal husbandry. Although this position does not involve feeding or training the seals, interns work in close proximity to the animals and are an integral part of all daily activities.Responsibilities: Interns are incorporated into the daily activities of the Marine Mammal Department including:Assisting trainers during training sessions and presentationsDaily diet preparationCleaning exhibits , behind the scenes areas, and all items used in training and enrichment sessionsCreating toys and enrichment activities for the animalsConducting enrichment sessionsOption of speaking in public presentationsInteract informally with Aquarium visitors Mentorship with training staffReadings and activities related to training and husbandry topicsBehavioral observationsIndividual projectQualifications: Candidates must be at least 18 years old and have a serious interest in a career in mammal trainingInterns must feel comfortable bending and walking on uneven and wet terrain and be able to lift 50 lbsThe job involves a substantial amount of cleaning with various cleaning agentsOur exhibits are outdoors so interns must be comfortable being exposed to all weather conditions*Note: This position is not available for the winter internships. Additionally, this internship has different Fall and Spring time commitments (14 weeks) than our other internships (12 weeks). To Apply: For Fall 2018: Please follow Fall 2018 to begin your application. 
  • Geophysicist/Hydrographer/Geologist/Marine Scientist
    Alpine is currently searching for a number of applicants to fill roles as Geophysicists, Hydrographers, Geologists, and Marine Scientists. These positions will involve being part of both field data acquisition and in office data reduction and report teams.Work or internship experience related to Alpine’s core business will be viewed favorably. Experience can include working on projects related to marine construction, pipeline/cable route design, civil engineering (ports, harbors, bridges etc.) or coastal protection/renourishment. Candidate should also highlight any experience they may have working with the following equipment: analogue and digital seismic systems (subbottom profilers, multi-channel etc.), side scan sonars, magnetometers, swath bathymetry systems, navigation packages (software and GPS), tide gauges, wave gauges, current meters, sediment sampling tools etc.Candidates should have an applicable Bachelors or Masters Degree in a Marine Science related discipline. Specific course work in marine geology, coastal geology, geophysics, sedimentology, hydrography, oceanography and GIS/CAD a major plus. Recent graduates are welcome to apply. Traveling to projects both within the US and overseas will be required.
  • Sustainability Advocate - Paid Internship
    Clean Water Action is currently hiring students to organize local grassroots campaigns to protect the health, economy, environment and livelihood of New Jersey communities. Ideal candidates possess strong communication skills and a genuine commitment to the environment, progressive politics and the empowerment of our fellow NJ residents.Our staff consists of committed, professional highly skilled activists. New employees receive extensive training and continuing support on issue knowledge and campaign skills. All staff members receive regular updates given by political or environmental authorities or from within our organization. We have a strong and early focus on staff career development that involves travel and management training opportunities. Our grassroots political organizers speak to New Jersey citizens about New Jersey issues, informing and educating the public, building support and channeling that support into action. We work on a wide variety of issues, but are currently focusing efforts onClean Water: Protect NJ’s waterways to keep our drinking water and recreational areas pristineOpen Space: Preserve open space in NJ, particularly buffer zones that protect drinking water and prevent floodingEnvironmental Justice: Ensure that our lowest income neighborhoods and most vulnerable populations are not disproportionately burdened by negative environmental externalities. Sustainable Energy: Promote energy efficiency and renewable energy programs that will help mitigate climate change disasters, improve overall public health, and create a green working economyHours:Monday through Friday, 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.Benefits:Work with New Jersey's largest environmental non-profitRewarding work with a casual work settingPaid training, gain knowledge of local politics, campaign strategies, and environmental issuesLeadership will be rewarded through rapid advancement and be considered for future employmentOpportunities for travel throughout New Jersey and the U.S., including national and regional conferencesPossibly earn college creditStrong communication skills and genuine commitment to progressive politics and environmental issues are a must. Non-profit career development interest and desire to work for progressive organization dedicated to social and environmental change are a plus.* Unfortunately, we do not provide any housing assistance. Only apply if you have a specific plan in place to be located in our area. If you don't already have specific plans to be in the NY/NJ region, please consider applying for our position listed in a region that is near your home or school base.* As an equal opportunity employer, Clean Water Action is dedicated to non-discrimination in every aspect of employment. No person is to be discriminated against in employment because of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, or any other ground prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. This equal opportunity policy applies to veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic. This policy covers all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotions, terminations, pay, and the work environment.* Clean Water Action adheres to all the principles of professional practice set forth by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. This is a paid internship. Base pay does vary slightly from one office to another, but in all locations we operate, Clean Water Action complies with all FLSA and applicable state labor requirements.
  • Marine Mammal & Sea Turtle Necropsy Intern (Fall 2018)
    The New England Aquarium is currently seeking a Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Necropsy Intern to assist in the daily operations of the Marine Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Department and focus on tasks that relate to post-mortem exams of stranded marine mammals and sea turtles. The ideal candidate will be highly-motivated, able to work independently, meticulous about detail, and have an interest in marine animal pathology. This position will report to the Necropsy Specialist and work occasionally with the larger Rescue and Rehab team of volunteers and staff. Duties/Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Assist in post-mortem exams of stranded marine animals in the lab and in the field. This includes tissue sample collection, report writing, and photographyBasic data collection of dead stranded marine mammals in the fieldCleaning and maintenance of laboratory environmentFrozen and fixed tissue sample inventory and managementData management and record keepingInterns may also have the opportunity to assist with live animal care in the sea turtle hospital and with live animal stranding responseInterns may have the opportunity to assist in research projectsSkills/Qualifications:  Must be at least 18 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license, and have access to a carMust be able to handle the sight of blood and acrid smellsMust be able to perform significant cleaning tasks dailyThis position requires physical tasks; Applicant must be able to lift and carry 50 lbsMust have strong attention to detailMust be proficient in a data management program (i.e. excel, access or similar)Must be able to work independently as well as with a teamStrong organizational skills are a mustAttend two professional development lunches with the Volunteer Programs and Internships OfficeNote: This position is located at our offsite Animal Care Center in Quincy, MA and is not offered for January Term.Organizational Description:The New England Aquarium’s mission is to protect the blue planet through hands-on programs, live animal and interactive exhibits, public lectures and forums, and research and conservation projects.This mission is fulfilled through exhibits, and through education, conservation and research programs. Exhibits showcase the diversity, importance and beauty of aquatic life and habitats, and highlight critical aquatic conservation issues. Programs emphasize species, habitats and issues critical to New England. The Aquarium is also a pioneer in marine animal rescue and a leading ocean conservation organization with research scientists working around the globe.The New England Aquarium serves as a responsive community resource that attracts and involves the broadest possible audience; seeks a culturally diverse staff and governing board that reflect our community; adheres to the highest standards of animal stewardship; and is committed to delivering the highest quality visitor experience in a welcoming and enjoyable manner that evokes wonder, curiosity, understanding, caring and action.Department Description:Established in 1968, the Marine Animal Rescue Team has responded to thousands of calls providing medical treatment to sick and injured whales, dolphins, porpoise, seals and sea turtles throughout the New England coastal region. The rescue team is also committed to advancing stranding science through post-mortem investigation into the cause of the strandings and/or disease of local marine animal populations.
  • Math Instructor / Tutor
    Mathnasium of Baldwin has an immediate opening for a Math Instructor. Mathnasium Learning Centers provide supplementary after-school math instruction for students from grades two to twelve in a positive and encouraging environment. Curriculum and materials are predetermined for each student based on the student’s strengths and problem areas. Applicants should be exceptional at math and love teaching kids. We love math and are looking for enthusiastic tutors to help kids understand math like never before! Required Qualifications:        ·         Exceptional math skills through Algebra I and Geometry·         Excellent communication and multi-tasking skills·         Ability to professionally interact with students and parents·         Energetic and confident personality Preferred Qualifications:        ·         Ability to teach students in upper level high school math courses through Calculus·         Previous teaching experience or other experience working with students  Position Details:·         Instructors are part-time employees who typically work between 12 and 20 hours per week. Some flexibility in schedule may be required·         Instructors are expected to apply the Mathnasium-specific teaching methods learned through required training·         All instructors must pass a math aptitude test·         All instructors must pass a background check
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