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Positions at Stony Brook University

Communications Manager

The Communications Manager will oversee external and internal communications for the Center with the aim of enhancing and optimizing the Center's visibility and reinforcing the Center’s educational and research goals. The Communications Manager works to create a sense of community within the Alda Center while serving as part of the Center’s strategic planning team and works closely with the Center's leadership team to promote the Center’s brand recognition, relationship with partner-company Alda Communication Training, and philanthropic goals. The successful incumbent will have excellent interpersonal skills, exercising strong organizational skills with an exceptional attention to detail and be an ambitious visionary, with a creative approach to communications and advancement strategies.

Postdoctoral Associate

The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science and the Social Competence and Treatment Lab at Stony Brook University jointly seeks a Postdoctoral Associate to advance science communication research and refine scientists’ understanding and application of effective communication skills through training. The Postdoctoral Associate will contribute to research designed to evaluate the effectiveness of the Alda Method®. 

This Postdoctoral Research Associate will be jointly appointed in Dr. Matthew Lerner’s Social Competence and Treatment Lab and the Alda Center. This role will permit the incumbent to integrate into both environments, capitalizing on the skills and resources available in each. Additionally, working in collaboration with Alda Center faculty and staff, the successful candidate will be responsible for conducting new research, analyzing data, and testing curriculum elements in the Alda Center’s on-the-road-workshops, presenting work at conferences, preparing publications, and collaborating on grant proposals. The incumbent will receive support to become Alda Certified Instructor and implement Alda Method® trainings in the U.S. and abroad.

Workshop and Curriculum Coordinator

The Workshop and Curriculum Coordinator will have responsibility for providing administrative support to all Alan Alda Center Communicating Science workshops, presentations and speaking engagements held at universities, labs, government agencies, corporations and other institutions around the globe. As such, having experience effectively multi-tasking in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment with a high degree of accuracy and organization is essential. The successful incumbent will have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, exercising strong organizational skills with an exceptional attention to detail. Essential for this role is the adeptness to work independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving. Please see the job description for more detailed responsibilities.

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Joint Positions:

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Communicating Science

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  • Virginia Sea Grant

Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) and the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science (Alda Center) at Stony Brook University are excited to announce a joint Postdoctoral Associate in Communicating Science position, with an emphasis on climate change and resilience in coastal communities. Located in the VASG office at William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science in Gloucester Point, VA, the Postdoctoral Associate will collaborate closely with the Alda Center, VASG faculty, and staff while periodically traveling to Stony Brook, NY. The Postdoctoral Associate will conduct research as well as design, test, and deliver training in the Virginia and mid-Atlantic regions.