Senior Research Support Specialist

Stony Brook, NY
Sep 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Senior Research Support Specialist-1702545

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):

Bachelor's of Science in Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Engineering or related field. Two years of directly related, full time experience with advanced research and laboratory activities. Experience in sampling or working with water and wastewater treatment systems. Knowledge of drinking water treatment processes and water quality monitoring. Experience with advanced analytical techniques including knowledge and/or operating experience of gas/liquid chromatography and/or mass spectrometer. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.).

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's in Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Engineering or related field. Experience in performing water quality analyses including dissolved oxygen, pH, alkalinity, total suspended solids, turbidity, etc. Experience establishing Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Quality Assurance (QA), and Quality Control (QC) protocols.

Brief Description of Duties:

Working under the strategic direction of the Research Scientist at the Center for Clean Water Technology (CCWT) at Stony Brook University, the appointed candidate will be capable of working independently, but also enjoy being part of an interdisciplinary team of scientists and staff. Outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills are essential.


Perform detailed experiments of water/wastewater samples.

Conduct process control sampling at pilot-scale advanced wastewater treatment systems

Prepare reagents and standards for both routine and non-routine laboratory analyses and maintain accurate laboratory notes and records.

Perform routine and non-routine laboratory analyses.

Data analyses


Develop SOPs

Writing reports/manuscripts.

Supervising graduate students, giving formal presentations at or attending conferences or meetings on behalf of the Center.

Communication with government agencies, non-government organizations, and the public.

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 threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.

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About Stony Brook:
Long Island’s premier academic medical center, Stony Brook Medicine represents Stony Brook University’s entire medical enterprise and integrates all of Stony Brook’s health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. It encompasses Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, the six Health Sciences schools — Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare — as well as the major centers and institutes, programs and more than 50 community-based healthcare settings throughout Suffolk County. With 603 beds, Stony Brook University Hospital serves as Suffolk County’s only tertiary care center and Regional Trauma Center. Stony Brook Children’s, with more than 160 pediatric specialists, offers the most advanced pediatric specialty care in the region.

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Official Job Title: Senior Research Support Specialist
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences CCWT-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences CCWT-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Posting Start Date: Sep 14, 2017
Posting End Date: Sep 28, 2017, 11:59:00 PM
Salary: Commensuarte with experience within the range of $50,000-$65,000
Salary Grade: E79


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