Postdoctoral Associate

Stony Brook, NY
Aug 30, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Postdoctoral Associate-1702401

Required Qualifications: (As Evidenced by an attached resume)

Doctoral Degree or foreign equivalent degree in Planetary Science or Geoscience or related field in hand by September 1, 2018.
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience analyzing sedimentary geochemical data as demonstrated through publication and/or theses. Experience analyzing Mars mission data as demonstrated through publication and/or theses. Experience analyzing Mars Curiosity rover mission geochemical and imaging data as demonstrated through publication and/or theses. Experience taking part in Mars rover remote operations.
Brief Description of Duties:
The Postdoctoral Associate will assist the Principal Investigator in the Department of Geosciences. The successful candidate will carry out remote operations for the Curiosity rover currently operating on Mars and carry out sedimentary petrological research using Curiosity returned data and ensure that all data analyses are appropriately conducted following the policies and procedures of Stony Brook University.

  • Assist the Mars Science Laboratory science and engineering teams with remote operations of the Curiosity rover.
  • Carry out the analysis of data relevant to the sedimentary petrology (e.g., geochemistry, images) of Mount Sharp in Gale crater, Mars that are returned by the various science and engineering instruments onboard the Curiosity rover.
  • Participate/assist in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and/or presentations. May also assist in grant writing.
  • Other duties as assigned, which may include attending scientific conferences, rover science team meetings and EPO activities.
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.

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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, 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: Geosciences-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 8:30 AM - 5:00 PMGeosciences-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Posting Start Date: Aug 29, 2017
Posting End Date: Oct 31, 2017, 11:59:00 PM
Salary: CWE
Salary Grade: E89


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