Senior Research Scientist

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Senior Research Scientist-1803316

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 5 years of postdoctoral experience, and a demonstrated track record of independent publications beyond the PhD thesis as evidenced by publication of 15 papers post PhD, some where the applicant is corresponding author. Applicant must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, demonstrated in written products and invited conference presentations, and be willing to take direction, work well in a team setting, and have the ability direct postdoctoral and graduate student research.

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 and success in submitting proposals for access to national/international facilities. Experience in designing, fabricating and/or carrying out experiments with in situ experiments at large user facilities or on other sophisticated instrumentation. Experience in leading efforts in designing, constructing and commissioning facilities for experimental research, especially at national/international facilities. 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.

Brief Description of Duties:
Stony Brook University has a Senior Research Scientist position available to lead research efforts within the GENESIS Energy Frontier Research which spans the Departments of Chemistry and Geoscience. The incumbent will independently design research 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.

  • Coordinate and conduct research experiments in the field of materials synthesis and reactions within the predetermined research scope and methodology.
  • Coordinate and collate collected and analyzed data, including periodical/literature search and utilizing specialized skills in related field to analyze the collected data.
  • Lead in the coordination of manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and/or presentations. Participate and, as appriate lead, EFRC meetings, discussion and provide reports and presentation on research progress according to EFRC guideline.
  • Assist in grant writing.
  • Coordinate Lab management, to ensure quality control in equipment setup, device design, planning, installation and commissioning, maintenance and ordering of supplies; lead research group discussion, meetings and assist in training and supervising students in methodologies of synthesis/in situ scattering/spectroscopy.
  • Assist, and as appropriate lead, in the preparation of reports, including management and research reports, and research highlights periodically requested by the DOE.
  • Take the lead in coordinating 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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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: Geosciences-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Schedule: Full-time Variable 8am-5pm plus extends hrs when neededGeosciences-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
Application Due: 12/30/2018
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