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Postdoctoral Associate/ Senior Postdoctoral Associate

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Postdoctoral Associate/ Senior Postdoctoral Associate-1803294

Stony Brook University has a Postdoctoral Associate/Senior Post Doctoral Associate position available to lead research efforts within the GENESIS Energy Frontier Research which spans the Departments of Chemistry and Geoscience. The incumbent will undertake team research within the predetermined research scope and methodology and ensure that all research protocols follow the policies and procedures of Stony Brook University. The incumbent will serve as a lead researcher within GENESIS.


Postdoctoral Associate:
Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):
A Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in chemistry, geochemistry, materials science, or related fields; applicant must have demonstrated experience, through publication including thesis, in conducting experiments. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, again demonstrated in written products, and be willing to take direction, and work well in a team setting.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in solid-state, solution-based, flux-based and/or floating-zone materials synthesis. Demonstration through thesis and/or published work of familiarity with modern national facility based techniques. Experience in synchrotron and neutron characterization, including but not limited to X-ray diffraction, pair distribution function, small-angle scattering, x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XANES/EXAFS), transmission x-ray microscopy and tomography. Experience in designing, fabricating and/or carrying out experiments with in situ experiments at large user facilities or on other sophisticated instrumentation. Experience in NMR spectroscopy. Experience in using glovebox and working under controlled atmosphere. Experience in programming in Python, C/C++, and/or Matlab . Experience in using CAD 3D design software e.g. SolidWorks, AutoCAD, 123D Design or other similar software. Experience in metals, transport phenomena and/or 3D printing.

  • Conduct research experiments in the field of materials synthesis and reactions within the predetermined research scope and methodology.
  • Collect and analyze data, including periodical/literature search and utilizing specialized skills in related field to analyze the collected data.
    Participate/assist in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and/or presentations. Participate in EFRC meetings, discussion and provide reports and presentation on research progress according to EFRC guideline.
  • Assist in grant writing.
  • Lab maintenance, including equipment setup, maintenance and ordering of supplies as needed; participate in research group discussion, meetings and assist in supervising students in synthesis/in situ scattering.
  • Interaction with computational groups to select targets and attach provenance to correlate reaction variables to pathways
  • Other duties as assigned.

Senior Post Doctoral Associate:
Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):
A Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in chemistry, geochemistry, materials science, or related fields; applicant must have 3 years research experience, and a demonstrated track record of publications beyond the PhD thesis and publications arising from the thesis, and experience in conducting experiments. Applicant must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, again demonstrated in written products, and be willing to take direction, work well in a team setting, and have the ability direct graduate student research.

Preferred Qualifications:
Three years research experience post PhD; Experience in solid-state, solution-based, flux-based and/or floating-zone materials synthesis. Demonstration through thesis and/or published work of familiarity with modern national facility based techniques. Experience in synchrotron and neutron characterization, including but not limited to X-ray diffraction, pair distribution function, small-angle scattering, x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XANES/EXAFS), transmission x-ray microscopy and tomography. Experience in designing, fabricating and/or carrying out experiments with in situ experiments at large user facilities or on other sophisticated instrumentation. Experience in NMR spectroscopy. Experience in using glovebox and working under controlled atmosphere. Experience in programming in Python, C/C++, and/or Matlab. Experience in using CAD 3D design software e.g. SolidWorks, AutoCAD, 123D Design or other similar software. Experience in metals, transport phenomena and/or 3D printing.

  • Conduct research experiments in the field of materials synthesis and reactions within the predetermined research scope and methodology
  • Participate in manuscript writing for publications in scientific journals and/or presentations. Participate in EFRC meeting, discussion and provide reports and presentation on research progress according to EFRC meetings
  • Participate in grant writing
  • Lab management, including equipment setup, maintenance and ordering of supplies as needed. Lead research group discussion, meetings and assist in training and supervising students in methodologies of synthesis/ in situ scattering/spectroscopy
  • Interaction with computational groups to select targets and attach provenance to correlate reaction variables to pathways
  • Other duties as assigned

Special Notes:

This is a full 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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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 Variable 8:00am-5:00pmGeosciences-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Posting Start Date: Nov 5, 2018
Posting End Date: Dec 5, 2018, 11:59:00 PM
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Salary Grade: E89

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Posted: 11/6/2018
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