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Stony Brook University - Postdoctoral Associate/Sr. Postdoctoral Associate - Stony Brook, NY

December 06, 2021 11:57 AM | Anonymous

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 research collecting ship-based high-resolution bathymetry and acoustic backscatter data in Long Island Sound using a new multibeam echosounder in support of benthic habitat and sediment transport studies. The selected candidate will perform data analysis, write proposals for external support, and prepare manuscripts for publication in appropriate specialized journals.

Postdoctoral Associate
Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):  
Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in hand by June 1, 2022.

Preferred Qualifications: 
Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in marine sciences, earth science, ocean engineering or a related field in hand by June 1, 2022. Familiarity with the multibeam bathymetry echosounding technique. Seagoing experience. Familiarity with GIS, CARIS, QPS, MatLab, Python, and/or similar software used in processing, analyzing or displaying multibeam data. Experience with Windows and Unix/Linux systems, Office applications, and statistical software.

Brief Description of Duties: The Postdoctoral Associate will conduct research in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences under the supervision of Principal Investigator, Dr. Roger Flood. The selected candidate will assist with the installation and calibration of a multibeam system, participate in at-sea data collection, process survey results and integrate results with existing data sets for the creation of reports and publications.

Postdoctoral Associate duties will include:              

  • Within the predetermined research scope and methodology, prepare for and participate in shipboard acquisition of multibeam bathymetry or other datasets which may require living and working on board ship for about 20 overnight days annually. 
  • Conduct data analysis and create data products and publications from multibeam bathymetry or other datasets collected by this project.
  • Work with existing data products, archiving maps and data sets.
  • Other duties as assigned.                

Senior Postdoctoral Associate
Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):  
Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in hand by June 1, 2022. Three (3) years of full-time related research experience.

Preferred Qualifications: 
Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in marine sciences, earth science, ocean engineering or a related field in hand by June 1, 2022. Familiarity with the multibeam bathymetry echosounding technique. Seagoing experience. Familiarity with GIS, CARIS, QPS, MatLab, Python, and/or similar software used in processing, analyzing or displaying multibeam data. Experience with Windows and Unix/Linux systems, Office applications, and statistical software.

Brief Description of Duties (Senior Postdoctoral Associate):  
The Senior Postdoctoral Associate will conduct research in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences under the supervision of Principal Investigator, Dr. Roger Flood, working on highly complex, and technically broad challenges and problems such as the identification and characterization of benthic habitats, demonstrating and understanding the long-term consequences of nearshore sediment transport processes, and linkages between geophysical data and contaminated sediments. The selected candidate will be responsible for the installation and calibration of a multibeam system, and will participate in at-sea data collection and data reduction, will conduct data analysis, and be responsible for creating data project results, reports, and publications. The Senior Postdoctoral Associate will have primary responsibility for some of the shipboard data collection, and will also be responsible for the supervision of graduate students.

Senior Postdoctoral Associate duties will include:

  • Prepare for and participate in shipboard acquisition of multibeam bathymetry or other datasets which may require living and working on board ship for about 20 overnight days annually.
  • Conduct data analysis and create data products from multibeam bathymetry or other datasets collected by this project, which will require synthesizing findings with existing data products, archiving maps and data sets.
  • Write manuscripts for publication in appropriate specialized journals. 
  • Write proposals for external support.  
  • 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.

Visit The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs to learn more about our postdoctoral community. 

Evening and weekend work will be required at times.

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

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