Research Scientist

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Job Rank
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Stony Brook University
Job Description

Research Scientist

Required Qualification: (as evidenced by an attached resume)

Doctoral degree (or foreign equivalent) in Environmental Engineering, Plant or Soil Sciences, Environmental Sciences or closely related field. Three (3) years of research experience in designing, executing and/or managing nutrient recovery and/or re-use projects, to include at least one year of research experience following attainment of a Doctoral degree or foreign equivalent.

Preferred Qualification:

Demonstrated skills designing and developing technologies and/or methods for nutrient recovery and/or re-use from wastewater or other water sources. Demonstrated skills in project management, inclusive of providing team leadership, working within a budget and achieving milestones in a timely fashion. Strong analytical skills. PE license or EIT (engineering in training).

Brief Description of Duties:

The (CCWT) at Stony Brook University seeks a full-time Research Scientist to research, design, development, test and commercialize nutrient recovery and re-use strategies. The selected candidate will work under the strategic direction of the Center's Senior Research Scientist and collaborate with a team of staff, faculty researchers and graduate students.

The Research Scientist will collaboratively deliver functioning cost-effective, practical N and P removing technologies for onsite wastewater treatment systems (OWTS) capable of achieving market penetration in New York State. The successful candidate works within a Quality Assurance Project Plan in accordance with the United States Environmental Protection Agency standards. In addition, the successful candidate will participate in consulting and collaborating with communities to address onsite wastewater loading issues and N mitigation, and identify opportunities for collaborating with existing IA manufacturers, local governments within NYS and/or other organizations to test N removal achieved by standard and innovative/alternative (I/A) OWTS systems. The appointed candidate will be capable of working independently but also be part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers and staff. Excellent communication skills are essential.


  • Investigate, develop, test, and refine designs for N-removal and P-removal and re-use in onsite wastewater treatment systems including both soil-based and modular based systems.
  • Assist with grant writing, writing scientific manuscripts, drafting technical and progress reports to sponsor agencies
  • Administrative duties including maintaining Quality Assurance Project Plans.
  • 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.

Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

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Job Number: 2203990
Official Job Title: Research Scientist
Job Field: Research Professional / Technical
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences
Schedule: Full-time Shift :Day Shift Shift Hours: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Posting Start Date: Oct 27, 2022
Posting End Date: Nov 26, 2022, 8:59:00 PM
Salary: $60,000-$80,000
Appointment Type: Regular
Salary Grade: E89

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