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Post-Doctoral/Senior Researcher in Carbonate Chemistry of the New York Bight

Stony Brook University, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences

Applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher (PR) are invited to work with an interdisciplinary team of biological and physical oceanographers at Stony Brook University, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences in Stony Brook, NY. The PR will work on a project funded by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to develop indicators to monitor the health of the New York Bight ecosystem.  The PR will be responsible for collecting and analyzing data on carbonate chemistry in the New York Bight.
The objectives of this project are to develop an interdisciplinary, multi-trophic level-ocean monitoring program in the New York Bight in order to provide information on the status of New York pelagic resources to managers; and to inform the development of a system of indicators of ecosystem health using existing data and observations collected in the offshore monitoring program in order to better inform decision making regionally and locally. This work in New York will provide a template for monitoring to be conducted more broadly in the Mid-Atlantic region, and this project will aim to be as consistent as possible with Mid-Atlantic monitoring efforts. The postdoc will be integral in collecting data on carbonate chemistry in New York Bight that will inform the recently formed Ocean Acidification Task Force for New York State.

·   PhD degree (or nearly-completed) in a relevant discipline, such as Ecology, Fisheries Science, Statistics, oceanography, or other related field.
·   Experience with statistical modeling and statistical analyses is required.  Experience with R, Matlab and ArcGIS is preferred.
·   Strong written and oral communication skills, as evidenced preferably through publications in the peer-reviewed scientific literature and presentations to a variety of audiences
·   Strong interpersonal skills and experience in field work especially on oceangraphic vessels is preferred.
The postdoc will be employed by New York State with an annual salary of $50-60K. This position is full-time for one year, with annual renewal of appointment conditional on the PR making satisfactory progress during the prior year(s) and continuation of funding. Start date is flexible, but we would like the successful candidate to begin as soon as possible.
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and writing samples (e.g. copies of relevant publications), and contact information for at least three professional references. To apply please visit [EasyDNNnewsLink|81] and follow the postdoctoral link. Please note requisitions 1703371 and 1703364 are for one vacancy. The title/rank (Postdoctoral/Senior Researcher) will be contingent upon the selected candidate's skills and experience in their area of expertise.  Apply for one or both depending on your qualifications.  Please contact Janet Nye ( for further information.


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