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CORNELL LABORATORY FOR ACCELERATOR-BASED SCIENCES AND EDUCATION — CLASSE

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Industrial Liaison - Extension Support Specialist II (Band F)

The Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based ScienceS and Education (CLASSE) studies particle beams and accelerators, photon science, particle physics and the early universe, and serves students, the public and scientists from Cornell and around the world. The research missions of this laboratory are, in many respects, unique in the world. CLASSE has an opening for an Industrial Liaison.

What will you do?

In this role you will report to the Executive Director of Administration and will support the Center for Bright Beams (CBB) and Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS), creating and maintaining long-term relationships with all external organizations involved.

Primary responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Advise and work closely with the Directors of CBB and CHESS on all matters relating to external strategic partnerships
  • Advise and work closely with CLASSE leadership complementing the academic strength of these Cornell faculty members from the perspective of strategic engagement with the world
  • Build and maintain channels of 2-way exchange of information with partner industries
  • Cultivate and manage a continuous pipeline of industrial partners interested in utilizing CBB technologies
  • Build supply-chain and/or connections to potential collaborators
  • In coordination with CLASSE Director of Communications and Marketing, deliver value-added content, information and intellectual property through use of web media, publications, brochures, presentations
  • Maintain accurate representation of the CBB and CHESS’s research to which outside industry partners may seek to connect, which includes sensitivity to IP protected discoveries
  • Build and maintain a working knowledge of CBB and CHESS’s research activities in order to best represent the body of work to external audiences
  • This position requires frequent travel

What education and skills will you need?

Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering with 3 to 5 years of experience working at the interface between university and industry or equivalent combination. Experience in a Research and Development organization. Business writing skills and effective communication, leadership, and teamwork skills are essential. Capable of adapting to the changing needs of a research environment. Able to receive directions and to communicate effectively across all research groups in the department. Work effectively and cooperatively within a team environment.

Preferred, but not required: PhD or Master’s degree in physics, or science/engineering with strong outreach and business familiarity.

Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position.

University Job Title:
  • Extension Supp Spec II
Level:
  • F
Pay Rate Type:
  • Salary
Company:
  • Endowed
Contact Name:
  • Monica Wesley
Number of Openings:
  • 1

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Manager of Mechanical Systems - Research Support Specialist III (Band G)

The Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based ScienceS and Education (CLASSE) studies particle beams and accelerators, photon science, particle physics and the early universe, and serves students, the public and scientists from Cornell and around the world. The research missions of this laboratory are, in many respects, unique in the world. CLASSE has an opening for a Manager of Mechanical Systems.

What will you do?

In this role you will serve as the primary contact for complex research-related relocation, disassembly, modifying/repairing, maintaining, and/or reassembly of equipment needs and experimental material handling. In addition, you will:
  • Coordinate daily operations and technical support in the assembly, repair, replacement, installation, and maintenance of research equipment.
  • Supervise a team of mechanical technicians and equipment technicians.
  • Schedule, assign, and review work for research projects.
  • Consult with faculty and researchers to determine and recommend project and/or experimental technical relocation, disassembly and/or reassembly of equipment and/or mechanical systems needs and feasibility.
  • Advise researchers on specific material handling problems, procedures, and techniques.
  • Establish priorities, and plan, organize, schedule, and execute experimental technical relocation, disassembly and/or reassembly of equipment projects in support of research mission.
  • Demonstrate and train faculty, staff, and students in the proper operation of complex heavy equipment, overhead cranes, hoists, and relocation equipment and techniques in support of research mission.
  • Interface with Facilities and Campus Services (FCS) as well as outside vendors.
  • Monitor delivery of complex, interconnected research utilities systems; repair, maintain, and design and propose upgrades as needed.
  • Responsible for safely moving/transporting large experimental components and other research-related equipment, supplies, and materials.
  • On call for operational emergencies during nights, weekends, and holidays.

What education and skills will you need?

Master’s degree in engineering or technical field; 3 years to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination. Additionally you will have/be:
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Excellent communication, relationship-building, and organizational skills.
  • Experience in the operation and repair of complex mechanical systems.
  • Capable of adapting to the changing needs of a research environment.
  • Able to receive directions and to communicate effectively across all research groups in the department.
  • Work effectively and cooperatively within a team environment.

Preferred, but not required:
  • Professional Engineer.
  • Advanced rigging and material handling skills in a research environment.

Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position. Please apply online at https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CornellCareerPage (posting #WDR-00017133).

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university’s mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

CESR Operator

Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education (CLASSE)

Buried 40 feet beneath Alumni Field on the Cornell University campus is the 768 meter Cornell Electron Storage Ring (CESR). CESR was constructed as an electron-positron collider operating at a center-of-mass energy in the range of 3.5-12 GeV. CESR is now used as an x-ray source for a state-of-the-art x-ray facility, known as the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS), and is also used as a test-bed accelerator for exploring the latest accelerator physics technologies and concerns.

We have an immediate opening for two CESR operators to operate the accelerator complex and assist with a variety of technical and research projects for CLASSE.

What you will do:
  • Work will focus mostly on the Cornell Electron Storage Ring (CESR), aka ‘the machine’, section of the lab. CESR consists of three connected particle accelerators: the linear accelerator, the synchrotron, and the storage ring. It is the job of the Operator to keep the machine running, to diagnose breakdowns and to determine the best course of action for initiating repairs.
  • Assist with the operation, maintenance, and development of research equipment within large experimental physics facility. This includes computer-assisted equipment operation, maintenance of safety and security, equipment maintenance, and assistance with the development of new equipment and procedures.
  • Operate electronic test equipment (for example oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, and signal generators) and have the ability to diagnose problems with sophisticated experimental equipment.
  • Exercise sound judgment, impacting the safety of personnel and equipment associated with a major particle accelerator. This employee has been identified as essential personnel during inclement weather.
  • With such a large complex, there are many elements to be maintained by several groups within the lab. The electronics, magnet, computer, vacuum, cryogenics, RF, and water systems all have dedicated staff who are in charge and on call 24/7. When not operating the machine, the operator will be asked to assist some of these groups with projects or repairs.

CESR operators work as part of a team that covers the facility 24/7 with shared shift and weekend work, including holidays.

To Apply, please go to: https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CornellCareerPage/job/Ithaca-Main-Campus/CESR-Operator_WDR-00016677