Senior Research Scientist and Deputy Director

Stony Brook, NY
Jun 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Senior Research Scientist and Deputy Director-1700811

Required Qualification (as evidenced by an attached resume):

A Ph.D in physics, electric engineering or a related field of electric energy technology. Five years of combined professional experience in research, management and entrepreneurship activities, to include three years of experience following attainment of a doctoral degree. Experience in entrepreneurial activities related to the electric energy technology. A strong record and working knowledge of intellectual property and technology transfer.

Preferred Qualification:

Additional years (6+) of professional experience in research, management and entrepreneurship activities. Working knowledge and experience in the energy research communities at Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory. Knowledge and hands-on experience with industrial use of federal facilities located at Brookhaven National Laboratory: National Synchrotron Light Source II (e.g. X-ray diffraction, reflectivity, micro-beam imaging), Center for Functional Nanomaterials (both analytical and synthesis equipment, such as advanced microscopy and thin film fabrication), and the Tandem Accelerator Facility. Knowledge and hands-on experience on computer modeling tools (e.g. C++, LabView, Matlab, Mathematica, Autocad and COMSOL) and electronics characterization tools (e/g. power RF electronics, preamplifiers: current, charge, PCB layout and SPICE-based circuit modeling). Experience with patentability analysis, patents, and patent life management. Record of licensed inventions in the energy field. Experience in developing successful federally funded (SBIR, ARPA-E, DOE etc.) and state (NYSERDA) industrial proposals related to large-scale energy generation (including conventional and superconducting electricity generation machines), electrical transmission (including conventional and superconducting transmission and distribution), in-grid electrical storage (including battery, supercapacitor, superconducting magnetic etc.) systems. Experience with securing private funding, especially funding of energy-related start-up businesses, basic knowledge of corporate finance and corporate taxation. Experience with initiating and maintaining industrial projects at Brookhaven National Laboratory, such as cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA). Knowledge of the local technology start-up environment, record of joint ventures with local energy start-ups.

Brief Description of Duties:

The Senior Research Scientist and Deputy Director will report to the Director of CIEES and will be responsible for scientific and technological program development of the current and future CIEES research projects as well as day-to-day operations of the center. The role of Deputy Director will also include interactions with the Stony Brook University Faculty and researchers at Brookhaven National Laboratory in order to secure industry-driven projects aimed at expansion of energy-related industry on Long Island and New York State. Successful incumbent will have excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills with solid attention to detail and a team player with strong communication skills and an entrepreneurial spirit.

  • Advanced characterization (including synchrotron X-ray techniques and high resolution transmission electron microscopy at Brookhaven National Laboratory and characterization of electronics materials), processing (e.g. electronic thin-film deposition) and computer modeling of energy materials and systems at SBU
  • Management, recruitment and expansion of varying electric energy projects for CIEES, including: initiate activities resulting in growth of existing and creation of new energy businesses in Eastern Long Island; review business proposals submitted to CIEES by affiliated business, and develop contracts for center-funded projects; assist the affiliate business members at CIEES to secure external funding, both private and government; coordinate activities with the CIEES Business Development Manager.
  • Operations management of CIEES affairs including: preparation of program updates and reports to the state funding agencies (in coordination with the Research Foundation and Vice President for Economic Development); supervision of technical and administrative personnel of CIEES; coordination of the CIEES interactions with the local economic development entities; promote commercial use of new technologies that may lead to new business ventures, particularly those where the SBU employee-inventor may also act as entrepreneur; assist local business in utilization of research facilities at Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University; maintain and update CIEES website
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of the CIEES facilities for characterization of energy materials and systems.
  • 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. This is a part time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.

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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: Senior Research Scientist
    Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
    Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
    Department/Hiring Area: The Center for Integrated Electric Energy Systems (CIEES)-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
    Schedule: Part-time Day Shift 8:30 a.m. -3:45 p.m.The Center for Integrated Electric Energy Systems (CIEES)-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
    Posting Start Date: May 31, 2017
    Posting End Date: Jul 2, 2017, 10:59:00 PM
    Salary: $70,200 - $83,700 (@.9 FTE)
    Salary Grade: E89


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