Descriptive Title: Postdoctoral Associate REF#: WC-R-9213-14-09-S
Budget Title: same as above Research Foundation Professional Position
Department: Geosciences RF Line#: R1831000
Grade: E.89 Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC
Salary: $38,000 – $49,000

Required Qualifications: PhD, or the equivalent degree from a foreign university, in Geosciences, Planetary Sciences, Astronomy, Physics or related field. Applicant must have successfully defended their dissertation prior to the start date. Course work or research experience in remote sensing and/or geospatial analyses and planetary geology.

Preferred Qualifications: Research experience related to geology of Mars. Experience in processing and analyzing infrared spectral datasets from spacecraft. Experience with scientific programming in IDL, Python, Matlab, C+-based language, or similar. Effective writing and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated outstanding research ability, with an emphasis on critical thinking skills and high productivity. 

Brief Description of Duties: The Postdoctoral Associate will conduct research in Planetary Science, with an emphasis on quantitative studies of Martian surface and crustal materials through analysis of spacecraft data. The successful incumbent will be responsible for the following:

  • Process, analyze and interpret visible and infrared images from Mars.
  • Summarize findings in conference presentations and publications.
  • Process, analyze and interpret supporting data sets and models such as elevation, geologic maps, and general circulation models.
  • Read and synthesize information from relevant scientific literature to inform geologic interpretations of planetary data.

Special Notes: This is a full time position. 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. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a Research Foundation Employment Application, cover letter and resume to the Online Resume System (electronic submission in a PDF format utilizing the blue resources box is required).

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