Job opportunity: ocean acidification monitoring associate, Stony Brook University

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):
Bachelor’s degree (foreign equivalent or higher degree) in Chemistry, Oceanography, Marine Science or a related field. Experience running assays in the laboratory. Experience on oceanographic vessels. Experience working with oceanographic equipment. Must have, keep and maintain the appropriate valid NYS Driver’s License; have a motor vehicle record which is free from major violations or a pattern of repeat violations. (***Out-of-State Applicants, see “Special Notes”).

Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree (foreign equivalent or higher degree) in Chemistry, Oceanography, Marine Science, Fisheries Science or a related field. Experience with laboratory equipment to analyze carbonate chemistry. Experience analyzing data and conducting statistical analysis. Experience identifying fish and conducting fish trawls. Experience with statistical software packages such as R, Matlab or similar.

Brief Description of Duties:
The Instructional Support Associate will conduct research and support laboratory projects. The incumbent will be primarily responsible for organizing, coordinating and carrying out the field components of the Ocean Indicators project. This consists of offshore monitoring of carbonate chemistry in the New York Bight, participating in research cruises to collect water samples and conduct chemical analysis of samples in the laboratory. The incumbent will work with a transdisciplinary team of ecologists and physical and chemical oceanographers during fieldwork and analysis. Therefore, the selected applicant must have an understanding of carbonate chemistry and ocean acidification.

The successful incumbent will have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, exercising strong organizational and time-management skills with exceptional attention to detail. Essential for this role is the adeptness to work independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem-solving.

Conduct experiments with water samples in the laboratory for carbonate chemistry.
Organize, synthesize, and perform data and statistical analysis. Analyze results, prepare reports and help communicate results to state officials at NYSDEC.
Assist with field sampling in oceanographic cruises as needed.
Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.

Special Notes:
This is a full time appointment. FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.

***Out-of-State Applicants: Please note as a condition of employment and in order for this position to be tendered, the successful incumbent will be required to provide evidence of a valid license and driving abstract from the state issuing the license within five business days of a conditional offer and must obtain a NYS driver’s license within 30 days of acceptance of offer.

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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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Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Shift
Posting Start Date: Oct 4, 2019
Posting End Date: Oct 18, 2019, 10:59:00 PM

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