Campus Description: 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 NewYorkBlue 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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Descriptive Title: Postdoctoral Associate REF#: WC-R-7769-13-02-S
Budget Title: same as above Research Foundation Professional Position
Department: Ecology and Evolution RF Line#: R02880
Grade: E.89 Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC
Salary: $38,000 - $49,000
THIS POSTING IS NOT CURRENT !!!

Required Qualifications: Doctoral degree or the foreign equivalent degree. Field experience with birds or plants. Statistical modeling in R or related package.
Preferred Qualifications: PhD in Ecology and Evolution. Adequate Spanish speaking skills. Demonstrated writing skills, remote-sensing skills, and demographic modeling. Advanced user of geographic information system software, and/or R Package.

Brief Description of Duties: The Postdoctoral Associate will be part of an intra-institutional team on a project titled: "Climate and Biological Response: Combining Remote-Sensing and Biological Data to Predict the Consequences of Climate Change on Hummingbird Diversity." The incumbent will be responsible for data collection (both from literature and in the field), data analyses, and manuscript writing.
  • Field data collection will consist of visiting a series of hummingbird communities and document what species are present, what food resources they use, and how individuals in the community interact.
  • Data analyses and modeling will include analyzing data in geographic information systems and related computer programs. Some of the data will be modeled to better understand how different biotic and abiotic factors influence species distributions.
  • Manuscript writing for grant and for publication in peer reviewed journals. The incumbent will collaborate with the Project Investigator and colleagues on the publication of results.

Special Notes: This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Some night and weekend work may be required. 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. Travel may be required for the collaboration on the grant for research in Ecuador and Arizona. **Applications will be accepted until the positions is filled.

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:

Dr. Catherine Graham, Associate Professor
Department of Ecology and Evolution

Life Sciences Building, Room 650
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5245



Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 03/08/2013**, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, FEMALES, MINORITIES, DISABLED, VETERANS.
IF YOU NEED A DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL THE HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 632-6161 OR THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 444-4700.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TITLE II CRIME AWARENESS AND SECURITY ACT, A COPY OF OUR CRIME STATISTICS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BY CALLING (631) 632-6350. IT CAN ALSO BE VIEWED ON-LINE AT THE UNIVERSITY POLICE WEBSITE AT http://www.stonybrook.edu/police

Job Category: K) Postdoctoral Positions.
Posting Date: 02/10/2013
Additional Categories: E) Research (professional) and Technical to include lab support positions.