Postdoctoral Associate

Required Qualifications: 
PhD in Computer Science or a closely related field. Directly related experiences in the areas of languages/compilers, verification, and/or distributed algorithms.

Preferred Qualifications:
Expertise in formal specification languages, verification tools, and their applications in distributed systems.Excellent writing and communication skills. Experience in team management.

Brief Description of Duties: The Postdoctoral Associate will assist the Principal Investigator in the department of Computer Science. The incumbent will conduct research on compilation/optimization and verification for distributed algorithms expressed in DistAlgo and ensure that all experiments are appropriately conducted following the policies and procedures of Stony Brook University. Successful incumbent will have excellent writing and communication skills.

  • Within the predetermined research scope and methodology, conduct research and experiments in the areas of languages/compilers, verification, and distributed algorithms.
  • Collect and analyze distributed algorithms, optimizations, and proofs, including periodical/literature search and utilizing specialized skills in related field to analyze the collected materials.
  • Lead/participate/assist in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and presentations. Supervise the DistAlgo research team of grad students. Participate/assist in grant writing.
  • Present DistAlgo and applications to interested colleagues, students and visitors..
  • Lab maintenance, including equipment maintenance and ordering of supplies as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned, which may include which may include representing the DistAlgo team at Scientific Conferences and Meetings.

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.

About Stony Brook:
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 New York Blue 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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Official Job Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Job Field: Post Doctoral
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Computer Science-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Schedule: Full-time Variable Variable
Posting Start Date: Jun 18, 2015
Posting End Date: Aug 31, 2015
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Salary Grade: E89