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The Chemistry Building Manager position is absolutely critical for student, faculty and staff safety, a total of approximately 2000 occupants in a 300,000 square feet of space, including approximately 175 teaching and research laboratories.  The Building Manager reports to the Assistant Director of Facilities and Operations and as such, is responsible for hands-on supervision of all maintenance, repairs and renovations in the Chemistry building, especially the research and teaching laboratory spaces.  The Building Manager responds to all emergency situations in the building, including laboratory and utility equipment breakdowns and safety issues.  The Building Manager is the primary liaison between the Chemistry Building and its occupants, and the Campus, for all matters involving Chemistry Facilities. The building manager will have the ability to act rapidly and independently during emergencies. Outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills are essential for the building manager. 

 Ensure proper operation of all research and teaching laboratories in the Chemistry Building.

  • Install, and operate air compressors, air dryers, DI systems and other water purification systems, HVAC systems and all other laboratory instrumentation, support equipment and laboratory furnishings as required.
  • Maintain and repair these systems, and, as required, obtain assistance by submitting work orders and project requests and contacting outside vendors to obtain quotes for required work.   Oversee all laboratory maintenance and repair work done by others.
  • Oversee the design, construction and set-up of research and teaching laboratories. This may require the redesign of utilities and electrical wiring, specification of laboratory materials and furnishings, and the drafting of the laboratory layout. Provide advice to researchers and Director and Assistant Director of Laboratories on configuring instrumentation in the laboratory.
  • Responsible for maintaining safety standards for the teaching and research laboratories.
  • Provide rapid and expert emergency response to ensure safety of all students and personnel, as well as the integrity of research and teaching laboratory instruments and equipment.

Ensure proper operation of all Chemistry building systems including heating, ventilation, air conditioning, elevators, electrical, plumbing, air compressors, air dryers. 

  • Works with the Director of Laboratories to plan and approve projects. Work with outside vendors, CoM, CPDC, SUCF and others to minimize disruption to building occupants during projects. 
  • Act as the liaison between CoM, Cleaning Staff, CPDC, Fire Marshalls, EHS, UPD, SUCF and Building Occupants
  • Responsible for building security and safety, acting as liaison with Public Safety. Oversee access control, electronic and manual for the building.  Provide access to WUSB Radio Station Emergency Broadcasting Equipment and Cell Site equipment located in the Chemistry Building.
  • Responsible for maintaining safety standards for mechanical facilities in the Chemistry Building. Conduct routine safety checks and serve as departmental liaison with New York State and University Fire Marshalls, including oversight of fire drills.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.

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The Postdoctoral Associate will assist the Principal Investigator in the Department of Chemistry.  

Please visit the Stanislaus Wong's Group to learn more about the PI's department and research areas of interest. This current project will focus on the synthesis, structural characterization, and catalysis studies of novel nanostructured materials, and will involve experimental studies conducted not only at Stony Brook University but also at Brookhaven National Laboratory, as needed.

Ammonia (NH3), traditionally synthesized using the 20th century Haber-Bosch process, is primarily used to create not only fertilizer for food production but also explosives, pharmaceuticals, refrigerants, and cleaning products. The focus of this project involves the directed development of methods to devise a 21st century replacement for generating ammonia under preferably ambient conditions, implying the possibility for low energy consumption and reduced CO2 emissions, through electrocatalysis. Hence, the successful candidate will possess relevant expertise not only in advanced synthesis techniques but also in the structural characterization methods, including a variety of complementary diffraction, microscopy, and spectroscopic techniques, relevant for the synthesis and application of novel inorganic nanoscale materials. It would also be highly desirable for the candidate to have had experience in conducting electrocatalysis measurements. Moreover, the candidate should have the ability to set up, to operate, and to learn novel instrumentation techniques and to effectively collaborate with other team members of diverse intellectual backgrounds. Specifically, expertise with synchrotron measurements would be especially useful. Finally, the candidate should be familiar with machine learning and multi-computational methods.  

The incumbent will conduct research and ensure that all experiments are appropriately conducted following the policies and procedures of Stony Brook University.

  • Within the predetermined research scope and methodology, conduct research experiments in the field of Chemistry.
  • Collect and analyze data, including periodical/literature search and utilizing specialized skills in related fields to analyze the collected data.
  • Participate/assist in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and/or presentations.  May also assist in grant writing.
  • Lab maintenance, including equipment maintenance and ordering of supplies as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned, which may include attending Scientific Conferences and Meetings.

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