Postdoctoral Associate – (Job Number: 2100785)

Official Job Title: Postdoctoral Associate

Job Field: Post Doctoral

Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook

Department/Hiring Area: Electrical Engineering-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook

Schedule: Full-time 

Shift: Day Shift 

Shift Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  

Posting Start Date: May 07, 2021

Posting End Date: Jun 19, 2021, 5:59:00 AM

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Salary Grade: E89

Appointment Type: Regular

Required Qualifications (As evidenced by an attached resume):  

PhD (or foreign equivalent) in any engineering discipline, physics, chemistry or any branch of oceanography by June 2021.

Preferred Qualifications: 

PhD (or foreign equivalent) in Marine Engineering, Marine Science or related areas such as chemical oceanography or physical oceanography by June 2021.  

Brief Description of Duties: 

Seeking a postdoc for an interdisciplinary project in the emerging field of ocean carbon dioxide removal (ocean CDR) and negative emissions technologies (NETs) that aims to mitigate ocean acidification while decreasing the atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration. The postdoc will help design-build and test an electrochemical technology that enables local adjustment and control of seawater carbonate chemistry. They will be part of the Interdisciplinary project team (engineers, electrochemists, applied physicists, marine scientists, chemical oceanographers, and ocean modelers) will work together to build and field test the system while using measurement and modeling of the local seawater chemistry to verify safe operation. In addition, they will work closely with stakeholders and partners in offshore industries with the goal of commercialization at the end of the two year project. 

  • Perform field tests to quantify the effect of the electrochemical process on seawater chemistry under real-world conditions
  • Perform tank experiments to quantify the effect of the electrochemical process on seawater chemistry
  • Communicate experimental results to and interact with project partners
  • Mentor students involved with this project
  • Analyze data and write up results to communicate with scientific community via conference presentations and journal publications
  • 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 salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.  Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application. 

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