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Senior Researcher-1802916

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):

Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in quantitative ecology, computer science, advanced statistics, fisheries science, or related field in hand by May 31, 2019. Three (3) years of research experience. Experience with advanced statistics, programming in Matlab, R or other statistical coding languages. Experience working with ecological or oceanographic data.


Preferred Qualifications:
Two years of experience using advanced statistics. Excellence in the field as demonstrated by relevant peer-reviewed publications or Fellowship in population dynamics, quantitative ecology, computer science, statistics, or applied math. Experience with oceanographic data, working on oceanographic vessels and developing ecological indicators.


Brief Description of Duties:

The postdoctoral researcher will analyze oceanographic data and develop indicators related to ocean health in the New York Bight and Northeast US. The postdoc will help plan and participate in research cruises and work with a transdisciplinary team of physical, chemical and biological oceanographers. The postdoc will prepare manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals and present at scientific research conferences. A strong candidate will have excellent written communication skills as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications.

  • Analyze data and develop indicators of oceanographic conditions and ecosystem health
  • Prepare manuscripts for publication in scientific journals
  • Help plan and participate in oceanographic cruises
  • Present at conferences, NYDEC and other management agencies
  • Write proposals for external funding
  • Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission
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: School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences-Stony Brook University
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences-Stony Brook University
Posting Start Date: Nov 1, 2018
Posting End Date: Dec 2, 2018, 12:59:00 AM
Salary: Commensurate with experience within the range of $50,000 - $60,000.
Salary Grade: SL1

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Posted: 12/4/2018
Application Due: 2/2/2019
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