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CORNELL LABORATORY FOR ACCELERATOR-BASED SCIENCES AND EDUCATION — CLASSE

Jobs at CLASSE

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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 bachelor’s 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).

Purchasing Agent

CLASSE seeks a Purchasing Agent to co-manage the procurement of approximately $12M per year of a wide variety of goods and services for a large physics research facility. This person will ensure that purchases are made in accordance with Cornell’s procurement policies, procedures, best practices, and funding agency guidelines. They will develop vendor relationships for the supply of unique and unusual items frequently required by the CLASSE research and technical staff. They will provide responsible stewardship by ensuring the best combination of price, quality, service, and delivery terms have been sourced in the purchase of goods and services, and represent CLASSE with a high degree of professionalism and competence in communications and dealings with other Cornell departments and outside vendors.

Knowledge/Experience Requirements:

A successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree with two years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. They will have purchasing experience, preferably in an industrial, research, or technical facility. The candidate will be required to use standard computer hardware/software, such as Macintosh or PC using Microsoft Office, programs including Outlook, Excel, and Word. This position uses various CU administrative systems such as KFS, e-Shop, SpendViz, ImageNow, and Workday. A successful candidate will be 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.e.

Application Information:

Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position. Please apply online at https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CornellCareerPage (posting #WDR-00019027).

Director of CHEXS

CHEXS is a partner program making use of the x-ray facilities of the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS). CHEXS is supported by the National Science Foundation.

The CHEXS Director has responsibility for oversight of the scientific and technical programs, facility management, operations and budget, the user program, external and internal academic relations, industrial relations, and other tasks delegated by the Principal Investigators (PI). The Director reports to the Associate Director of CHESS.

The initial appointment are for five years with the possibility of extension.

Responsibilities:

- Oversee scientific programs by leading a team of staff scientists and identifying scientific priorities, coordinating resources to accomplish scientific goals, reporting and communicating research accomplishments, and helping to shape future programs.

- Organize personnel and equipment resources to ensure that they are used properly, safely, equitably, and within the charter of the facility.

- Build and sustain a portfolio of laboratory and research funding. Assist the PIs in obtaining funding for the facility by drafting, writing, and providing input for proposals to federal, state, and private sources.

- Provide periodic reports to the PIs, users, committees and sponsors on the status of the facility. Prepare and present such reports to the boards, committees, and sponsors as needed.

- Develop short- and long-term plans for the facility. Carry out current policies and programs established by the PIs and the External Advisory Committee; work towards program growth by helping the PIs identify programs, resources, and funding opportunities and requirements.

Knowledge/Experience Requirements:

PhD or equivalent degree in a field of science or engineering. 10+ years of research and leadership experience demonstrating exceptional achievement. High level of organizational ability, supervisory skills, technical knowledge of the equipment and diverse research that occurs in the facility, and ability to communicate persuasively. Experience in academia or industry related to particle science or engineering is required together with experience in supervising personnel. Capable of adapting to the changing needs of a research environment. Able to receive direction and to communicate effectively across all research groups in the laboratory. Must work effectively and cooperatively within a team environment.

Applications should be submitted at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13490 and should include a cover letter, a CV, a list of publications, a detailed summary of research experience and interests. Applicants must arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation uploaded, as per instructions on the academicjobsonline website. The starting date is negotiable.

Application Information:

Applicants should apply by June 15, 2019.

Contact: Cornell University

Online App. Form: https://apps.hr.cornell.edu/recruiting/facultyview.cfm?posting_id=_JOB_POSTING-3-24482

Employment Assistance:

If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Office of Workforce Policy and Labor Relations at voice (607) 255-6866, fax (607) 255-0298, or email at equalopportunity@cornell.edu.

Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.

Notice to Applicants:

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EEO Statement:

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.

About Us:

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. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus located on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

We offer a rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life, including: employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave, flexible work options.

Director of MSN-C

The Director of the Materials Solutions Network at CHESS (MSN-C) is a partner program making use of the x-ray facilities of the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS). MSN-C is supported by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).

The MSN-C Director has responsibility for oversight of the scientific and technical programs, facility management, operations and budget, the user program, external and internal academic relations, industrial relations, and other tasks delegated by the Principal Investigators (PI). The Director reports to the Associate Director of CHESS.

The initial appointment are for five years with the possibility of extension.

Responsibilities:

- Oversee scientific programs by leading a team of staff scientists and identifying scientific priorities, coordinating resources to accomplish scientific goals, reporting and communicating research accomplishments, and helping to shape future programs.

- Organize personnel and equipment resources to ensure that they are used properly, safely, equitably, and within the charter of the facility.

- Build and sustain a portfolio of laboratory and research funding. Assist the PIs in obtaining funding for the facility by drafting, writing, and providing input for proposals to federal, state, and private sources.

- Provide periodic reports to the PIs, users, committees and sponsors on the status of the facility. Prepare and present such reports to the boards, committees, and sponsors as needed.

- Develop short- and long-term plans for the facility. Carry out current policies and programs established by the PIs and the External Advisory Committee; work towards program growth by helping the PIs identify programs, resources, and funding opportunities and requirements.

Knowledge/Experience Requirements:

PhD or equivalent degree in a field of science or engineering. 10+ years of research and leadership experience demonstrating exceptional achievement. High level of organizational ability, supervisory skills, technical knowledge of the equipment and diverse research that occurs in the facility, and ability to communicate persuasively. Experience in academia or industry related to particle science or engineering is required together with experience in supervising personnel. Capable of adapting to the changing needs of a research environment. Able to receive direction and to communicate effectively across all research groups in the laboratory. Must work effectively and cooperatively within a team environment.

Applications should be submitted at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13490 and should include a cover letter, a CV, a list of publications, a detailed summary of research experience and interests. Applicants must arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation uploaded, as per instructions on the academicjobsonline website. The starting date is negotiable.

Application Information:

Applicants should apply by June 15, 2019.

Contact: Cornell University

Online App. Form: https://apps.hr.cornell.edu/recruiting/facultyview.cfm?posting_id=_JOB_POSTING-3-24481

Employment Assistance:

If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Office of Workforce Policy and Labor Relations at voice (607) 255-6866, fax (607) 255-0298, or email at equalopportunity@cornell.edu.

Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.

Notice to Applicants:

Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.

EEO Statement:

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.

About Us:

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. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus located on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

We offer a rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life, including: employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave, flexible work options.

CHESS Staff Scientist

The Staff Scientist at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) will contribute to the scientific mission of the laboratory by operating a Structural Materials user end-station. The Staff Scientist will use x-rays to understand structural metals, ceramics and composites and their evolution during processing operations and in service, serve as a beamline scientist supporting visiting users of CHESS facilities, and actively contribute to developing next-generation synchrotron light source technology and techniques.

The successful candidate should have proven ability to carry out a personal research program and establish diverse scientific collaborations, and a strong record of hands-on experience building and maintaining x-ray based experimental instruments and x-ray data collection and analysis. The Staff Scientist will report to the Associate Director of CHESS, but will collaborate with the PI of the beamline and other staff scientists. A PhD in any area of physical or engineering sciences and at least one year of post-PhD experimental experience is required. A solid publication record, fluency in the English language, and excellent communication skills are essential. Appointments are initially for two years but may be renewable, subject to satisfactory reviews and availability of funds.

Employer Info:

Located on an Ivy League university campus in picturesque upstate New York, CHESS serves a world-wide community of materials researchers, biologists, chemists, physicists, and engineers. It is a National Science Foundation-supported research center dedicated to novel studies in the materials, biological, and engineering sciences and to developing novel x-ray technology and has a strong service and team-oriented environment.

Application Guidelines:

Appointments are initially for two years but may be renewable, subject to satisfactory reviews and availability of funds. Applications should be submitted at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13326 and should include a cover letter, a CV, a list of publications, a detailed summary of research experience and interests. Applicants must arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation uploaded, as per instructions on the academicjobsonline website. The starting date is negotiable. For information about the position, contact Jamie Slater at jla59@cornell.edu.

Application Materials Required:

Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Summary of Research Experience and Interests
  • Publication List
  • Three Reference Letters (to be uploaded on the academicjobsonline website)

Employment Assistance:

If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Office of Workforce Policy and Labor Relations at voice (607) 255-6866, fax (607) 255-0298, or email at equalopportunity@cornell.edu.

Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.

Notice to Applicants:

Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.

EEO Statement:

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.

CHESS X-ray Detector Lead

The research missions of this laboratory are, in many respects, unique in the world. CLASSE has an opening for a CHESS X-ray detector Lead (Research Support Specialist III). 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 of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Serve as the X-Ray Detector Lead to support the use of more than 30 x-ray detectors at CHESS, which include commercially available products as well as customized equipment developed and built in-house.
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of experimental facilities and determining how to best achieve the necessary research objectives.
  • This position shares 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 scientific staff and users of the facility during their visits.
  • Manage special development projects to design and improve experimental equipment/systems for use in the laboratory including large laboratory upgrades.
  • Functionally supervise a team of technical staff to support detector use for integration with data collection.

Employer Info:

Located on an Ivy League university campus in picturesque upstate New York, CHESS serves a world-wide community of materials researchers, biologists, chemists, physicists, and engineers. It is a National Science Foundation-supported research center dedicated to novel studies in the materials, biological, and engineering sciences and to developing novel x-ray technology and has a strong service and team-oriented environment.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree or equivalent in a scientific or technical field with at least three years of laboratory experience. General laboratory skills in support of scientific research in a laboratory setting, including experience with computer, mechanical, and electronic equipment. Capable of adapting to the rapidly changing needs of a research environment. Able to receive directions and to communicate effectively across all research groups in the department. Have a work history demonstrating sound judgement and time management skills. Work effectively and cooperatively within a team environment. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Must be able to provide after-hours and on-call support during experimental runs (approximately 150 days/year).

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in x-ray detector integration with SPEC and EPICS control system software. Experience with Linux, scripting languages such as bash and python, and version control systems such as git and subversion. Experience with networking, and configuring computers and devices to communicate across separate subnets. Experience in a customer service/support setting.

Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position.

To Apply:

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Additional Information:

  • Job Title: Research Support Spec III
  • Level: G
  • Pay Rate Type: Salary
  • Company: Endowed
  • Contact Name: Monica Wesley
  • Number of Openings: 1

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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.

Computer Programmer (temporary)

MacCHESS is a facility supporting Macromolecular diffraction at CHESS, the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, through its National Institute of General Medical Sciences, MacCHESS is charged with providing state-of-the-art support for experiments with macromolecules – crystallography, SAXS, and more.

MacCHESS has an immediate opening for a computer programmer to assist a staff scientist in interfacing computer-controlled hardware with a graphical interface for collecting X-ray diffraction data. More specifically, the software package involves a Java interface controlling intermediate and low-level routines to operate the necessary hardware - motors, shutters, detector, etc. The scientist working on the project is experienced in Java GUIs and will be handling that part. However, assistance is needed to develop the lower-level routines. These will be in C or C++ and will connect the GUI to the individual motor controllers, etc. The work will be directed by the scientist and will involve writing and testing well-defined modules to convert high-level commands to low-level directions to hardware controllers. Similar modules used in other packages are available as models. The main tasks will be: write up control modules using existing models, install these on a test system that includes actual hardware, debug operation of the test system, work with the scientist to interface modules to GUI and test and debug the complete system. Knowledge of C/C++ is required, as well as familiarity with low-level control of hardware. Experience with Java, Perl, EPICS or other motor control protocols is preferred.

For information about the position, contact Dr. Marian Szebenyi.

Employment Information:

This will be a temporary appointment for 6 months, at the level of 20 hours/week. This is a benefits-eligible position with the possibility of extension. Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position.

Employment Assistance:

If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Office of Workforce Policy and Labor Relations at voice (607) 255-6866, fax (607) 255-0298, or email at equalopportunity@cornell.edu.

Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.

Notice to Applicants:

Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.

EEO Statement:

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.

Postdoctoral Associate Experimental Particle Physics

The Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education (CLASSE) at Cornell University has an opening for a Postdoctoral Associate to work on the CMS experiment at the LHC. The Cornell CMS group has a broad involvement in many aspects of the experiment, from data analysis to detector operations and HL-LHC detector upgrades. The successful candidate is expected to engage actively in analysis of CMS data and will have considerable freedom in developing this program. We are also particularly interested in strengthening the group working the CMS Track Trigger for the HL-LHC upgrades. Candidates should have a strong record of accomplishment in data analysis and experience or interest in trigger electronics. This position could be based either at CERN or in Ithaca, though regular presence at CERN will be required for the trigger development.

A PhD in experimental high energy physics is required. Appointments are nominally for one year with the possibility of renewal up to five years total, subject to mutual satisfaction and the availability of funds under our NSF grant.

Application Guidelines:

Applications should be submitted at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13066 and should include a CV, a list of publications, a statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation. Complete applications will be considered immediately. For information about the position, contact Prof. Anders Ryd at Anders.Ryd@cornell.edu.

Employment Assistance:

If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Office of Workforce Policy and Labor Relations at voice (607) 255-6866, fax (607) 255-0298, or email at equalopportunity@cornell.edu.

Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.

Notice to Applicants:

Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.

EEO Statement:

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.