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University at Buffalo   Buffalo, New York

Postdoctoral Associate

Science & Academic
Scandinavia, Svalbard, Iceland
4 months ago

Posting Details

Position Information

Fiscal Year 2023-2024
Position Title Postdoctoral Associate
Classification Title Postdoctoral Associate
Department Geology
Posting Number R240033
Posting Link
Employer Research Foundation
Position Type RF Professional
Type Full-Time
Appointment Term
Salary Grade E.89
Posting Detail Information
Position Summary

As a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Geology, this position will support the GHub science gateway developed by UB under the leadership of Prof. Briner (PI). GHub host datasets, work flows, and tools to unify ice sheet observations and modeling provide uncertainty quantification, and improve estimates of future sea-level rise. The candidate will work under the direction of Prof Nowicki and Prof Briner and in collaboration with multiple UB faculty and students as well as our external collaborators.

    • The work consists of contributing to the development of GHub datasets and tool capabilities as well as taking a leadership role in interacting with our members and the broader public via outreach and education activities.
    • Advocating and adapting GHub based on community feedback is key to the success of the effort, so the postdoctoral associate will be in communication with GHub members and will be required to present the project at workshop and conferences as well as in publications.


Outstanding Benefits Package

Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. We support your growth and development through our career coaching and training department and we qualify as a public service loan forgiveness organization. Learn more about our benefit packages.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Doctoral degree in an area of ice sheet science related to Physical Geography or Glaciology
Preferred Qualifications
Experience in:
  • Data compilation and analysis
  • Ice sheet dataset (observations or models)
  • Computing languages such as python or R
  • Presenting at conferences and writing manuscripts,
  • Leadership,
  • Exhibiting independence
  • Networking
Physical Demands
Salary Range $55,000 – $60,000
Additional Salary Information The salary range reflects our good faith and reasonable estimate of the possible compensation at the time of posting, the role and associated responsibilities, and the experience, education, and training of the selected candidate.
Work Hours
Campus North Campus
Posting Alerts
Special Instructions Summary
Is a background check required for this posting? No
Background Check Notification

Contact Information

Contact’s Name Sophie Nowicki
Contact’s Pronouns
Contact’s Title Empire Innovation Professor
Contact’s Email
Contact’s Phone 716-645-3489

Posting Dates

Posted 02/16/2024
Deadline for applicants Open Until Filled
Date to be filled


Number of references required 3
Reference Cutoff Date
Instructions to Applicant
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate your current employment affiliation with the University at Buffalo.
    • Faculty
    • Faculty Student Association (FSA)
    • Research Foundation Employee
    • State Classified
    • State Professional
    • UB Foundation
    • TA/GA
    • Student
    • No Current Employment Affiliation
  2. * How did you first hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Conference
    • Personal Referral
    • Other
Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae

Optional Documents

UB is an AA/EOE and welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Arrangements will be made if an applicant has a disability in order to provide access to the application, interview and selection process upon request. Reasonable accommodation requests must be made in a timely manner by email at or by phone (716) 645-2266.



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