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CORNELL LABORATORY FOR ACCELERATOR-BASED SCIENCES AND EDUCATION — CLASSE

Jobs at CLASSE

For a complete listing of Cornell and CLASSE job openings, please go to Cornell Careers.

CHESS Operator

CHESS (Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source) is a subdivision of CLASSE that specializes in x-ray research. Visiting scientists from a variety of disciplines come to CHESS to utilize the high-energy x-rays to study various samples. CHESS staff provide technical support to visiting researchers and also maintain and upgrade the experimental facilities.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the research mission of the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) by assisting with the development and maintenance of experimental facilities and determining how to best achieve the necessary research objectives.
  • Share responsibility for designing, developing, assembling, and commissioning specialized equipment; tracking and analyzing research data and instrument performance; writing and/or modifying computer programs and scripts; troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining specialized laboratory equipment; and assisting users of the facility during their visits.

Required Qualifications:

A Bachelorís degree in a scientific or technical field (physical sciences or engineering preferred), and at least two years of practical experience, or an equivalent combination, is required. The experience should have involved a broad range of skills to support scientific research in a laboratory setting. This includes troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining computer, mechanical, and electronic equipment; hands-on design and assembly work; and data collection/analysis. Excellent communication and people skills are necessary. Must be able to work occasional evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays. Capable of adapting to the changing needs of a research environment. Able to receive directions and to communicate effectively across all research groups within the department. Work effectively and cooperatively within a team environment. Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working with EPICS, SPEC, vacuum systems, and/or motion control.

Application Information:

This is a one-year term position. Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position. Please apply online at https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/chess-operator-at-cornell-university-1348964381/

CHESS Research Support Specialist (Hardware)

CHESS (Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source) is a subdivision of CLASSE that specializes in x-ray research. Visiting scientists from a variety of disciplines come to CHESS to utilize the high-energy x-rays to study various samples. CHESS staff provide technical support to visiting researchers and also maintain and upgrade the experimental facilities.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the maintenance, development, and improvement of experimental facilities.
  • Test new equipment, write documentation, and teach other staff how to use it.
  • Assist in the planning and execution of experiments and projects proposed by the user community.
  • Identify experimental needs and contribute to design and fabrication of specialized hardware.
  • Build and maintain collaborative relationships with staff and teams.
  • Contribute to the culture and practice of laboratory safety.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelorís degree in scientific or technical field (physical sciences, computer science or engineering preferred) and at least three years of related work experience or post-graduate education is required. General laboratory skills including hands-on experience with computer, mechanical, biochemical, and/or electronic equipment. Good communication and self-learning skills. Must be able to work occasional evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays. Experience with mechanical design. Capable of adapting to the changing needs of a research environment. Able to receive directions and to communicate effectively across all research groups within the department. Work effectively and cooperatively within a team environment. Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience using AutoCAD inventor to design mechanical parts and assemblies and generate machine drawings. Familiarity with basic concepts of mechanical or structural engineering, motorized control. Experience in a customer or professional service/support setting.

Application Information:

Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position. Please apply online at https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CornellCareerPage (posting #WDR-00019802).

CHESS Research Support Specialist (Software)

CHESS (Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source) is a subdivision of CLASSE that specializes in x-ray research. Visiting scientists from a variety of disciplines come to CHESS to utilize the high-energy x-rays to study various samples. CHESS staff provide technical support to visiting researchers and also maintain and upgrade the experimental facilities.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the maintenance, development, and improvement of experimental facilities.
  • Test new equipment, write documentation, and teach other staff how to use it.
  • Assist in the planning and execution of experiments and projects proposed by the user community.
  • Plan, propose, and execute improvements to the software and computing infrastructure required to collect high-quality data.
  • Build and maintain collaborative relationships with staff and teams.
  • Contribute to the culture and practice of laboratory safety.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelorís degree in scientific or technical field (physical sciences, computer science or engineering preferred) and at least three years of related work experience or post-graduate education is required. General laboratory skills including hands-on experience with computer, mechanical, biochemical, and/or electronic equipment. Good communication and self-learning skills. Must be able to work occasional evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays. Computer and programming skills required. Capable of adapting to the changing needs of a research environment. Able to receive directions and to communicate effectively across all research groups within the department. Work effectively and cooperatively within a team environment. Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with Linux, Python, Matlab programming preferred, especially related to hardware control and data analysis. Experience in a customer or professional service/support setting.

Application Information:

Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position. Please apply online at https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CornellCareerPage (posting #WDR-00019801).

Education and Outreach Manager

CLASSE seeks an Extension Support Specialist II (Education and Outreach Manager) to:

- Oversee the Education and Outreach for the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS). Coordinate with other similar programs across the Cornell campus.

- Provide support for hands-on X-ray beamline workshops. Organize speakers, scheduling, communications, etc.

- Manage/Conduct Wilson Laboratory tours including, scheduling, organizing logistics (dosimeter, video, etc.), and guiding groups or assigning students/faculty tour guides.

- Act as program coordinator for SERCCS, SUnRiSE, PREM, REU summer programs.

- Work with CHEXS Education/Outreach Faculty Advisor and REU Director to develop and implement activities for summer programs such as tours, scientific lectures, safety, housing, computers, etc.

- Support summer students by checking in regularly on research progress, satisfaction, etc. Ensure students have a positive summer experience.

- Coordinate with campus, community and lab outreach programs to facilitate outreach opportunities for CLASSE students and post-docs.

- Work with the CLASSE Communications team to develop websites, videos and other media that share the excitement of our science with the public.

- Supervise .5FTE employee in charge of Lending Library.

- Monitor budgets and actual expenses for Education and Outreach.

Knowledge/Experience Requirements:

A successful candidate will have a bachelorís degree in science, education or other relevant field with at least 3 years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. They must have previous program development and/or program management experience, the ability to work with individuals from a diverse cultural background, and the ability to work in a fast-paced setting. Excellent communication, time-management, relationship-building, and organizational skills. Capable of adapting to the changing needs to a research environment, and be able to receive directions and to communicated effectively across all research groups in the department.

Application Information:

Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position. Please apply online at https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CornellCareerPage (posting #WDR-00018907).