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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.


String Theory Postdoc

The string theory group at Cornell invites applications for a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship to begin in fall 2021. The research interests of the string group include all aspects of string theory and AdS/CFT as well as cosmology, the conformal bootstrap, and quantum field theory. The group includes faculty members Tom Hartman and Liam McAllister, as well as students and postdocs.

Applicants interested in the conformal bootstrap and related fields will also be considered for membership in the Simons Collaboration on the Nonperturbative Bootstrap (http://bootstrapcollaboration.com). These applicants are also encouraged to apply to the general collaboration posting, to appear on AcademicJobsOnline.

Applications should be submitted at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17256 and should include a CV, a list of publications, a statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation. All materials should be received by Dec. 1, 2020. For questions, please contact Katerina Malysheva at evm23@cornell.edu.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. The College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts students and faculty of all races, nationalities, and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator, valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.


QM2 Staff Scientist

The Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) provides users state-of-the-art synchrotron radiation facilities for research in physics, chemistry, biology, environmental sciences, materials science, cultural heritage, and engineering. CHESS is seeking a staff scientist (Research Associate) to lead the science mission of the <QM>2 beamline, and support the user community performing research in the field of quantum materials.

Responsibilities:
  • Attract and support an active user community employing x-ray techniques to study materials
  • Foster productive new scientific collaborations at CHESS
  • Creatively contribute to the development of new synchrotron methods and techniques
  • Communicate research through publications and at national and international conferences
  • Mentor students and postdoctoral researchers to train the next generation of synchrotron experts

Essential Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. or equivalent in materials science, chemistry, physics, engineering, or a related field and 2 years post-PhD experience
  • Interest and ability to work in a multidisciplinary research environment
  • Record of impactful scientific publications
  • Ability to work effectively with both technical and scientific staff, as well as students and facility users
  • Proficiency in science communication, written and oral, formal and informal.

Preference will be given to applicants with a background in materials physics research using large user facilities. Experience analyzing large experimental datasets is also an asset. The initial appointment is for one year and can be renewed based on satisfactory performance and availability of funds. We seek individuals who can make a significant long-term contribution to scientific research at CHESS. For further information about the position, please contact Jacob Ruff (jpr243@cornell.edu). The posting will remain open until the position is filled. Application materials should be submitted to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17253. Applications received before November 6, 2020 are guaranteed full consideration.

A complete application will include the following material:
  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of Publications
  4. Statement of Research Interests, summarizing scientific accomplishments, instrumentation and method contributions, and ideas for future development of synchrotron science, technology, and user communities.
  5. Three (3) letters of recommendation.

The <QM>2 beamline is dedicated to both resonant and high-energy scattering studies of quantum materials. The beamline is part of the Center for High Energy X-ray Science (CHEXS) at CHESS, which is an NSF-funded multidisciplinary center dedicated to fundamental research enabled by high energy x-rays. Located on the Cornell University campus in New York State, CHESS serves a world-wide user community of materials scientists, structural biologists, chemists, physicists, and engineers. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Cornell’s 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.

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. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. 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.


Research Administration Specialist (Sponsored Awards Manager)

The Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based ScienceS and Education (CLASSE) is a world-class facility studying beam and accelerators, photon science, particle physics and the early universe, serving students, the public and scientists from Cornell and around the world.

Responsibilities: In collaboration with the Executive Director and Associate Directors of Administration, provide pre- and post-award support for CLASSE. Serve as primary contact for pre-award management. Provide direct and indirect support in all areas related to proposal submissions. Work directly with principal investigators in the development of Memorandums of Understanding (MOU), Statements of Work (SOW), and grant/contract and cooperative agreement proposals; monitor and ensure compliance with respective guidelines. Review grant/contract/cooperative agreement/MOU/SOW language for accuracy and completeness. Oversee timely preparation and accuracy of various related reports; ensure compliance with government and university reporting. Investigate and resolve related financial problems. Assist Project Managers with analysis of various project management reports and developing financial projections and strategies.

Qualifications and Education Requirements: Bachelor’s degree with more than three and less than five years of experience with pre- and post-award management or equivalent. Excellent communication (written & oral), interpersonal, leadership, analytical, and organizational skills. Ability to take initiative, resolve conflict, and work in a collaborative manner. Demonstrated proficiency with a variety of software to include word processing, database management, and spreadsheets and the ability to analyze and manipulate data, which leads to management decisions. Ability to manage competing priorities and deadlines, handling sensitive, confidential material with discretion and tact. Must be able to function both as a contributing team member and independently, performing duties with minimal direction. Ability to perform multiple tasks under pressure, problem solve, and prioritize on a regular basis with a strong attention to detail. Will be required to handle unusual or difficult situations with compassion, sensitivity and professionalism while exercising sound judgment. Must be committed to continuous learning. Capable of adapting to the changing needs of a fast-paced 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 qualifications and skills: Master’s degree with Cornell leadership experience preferred. Knowledge of Cornell policies and procedures, experience with Cornell grants & contracts processes, Cornell on-line systems, Excel, and Word preferred. Aptitude and willingness to learn additional operating systems and software packages.

Please apply online at https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CornellCareerPage (posting #WDR-00024043).

Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position.

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 in Disabilities.


Postdoctoral Associate in Experimental Particle Physics at Cornell University

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 TFPX project for the HL-LHC upgrades. This position will be based in Ithaca, though periodic visits to CERN are required to fulfill both detector development and data analysis responsibilities.

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. Applications should be submitted at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17139 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 Jim Alexander (jim.alexander@cornell.edu) or Julia Thom (jt297@cornell.edu), with "Cornell postdoc opening" in the subject.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. The College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts students and faculty of all races, nationalities, and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator, valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.


Tenure-track Faculty Position in Cosmology

The Physics Department at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position pursuing observational and/or experimental cosmology research. Candidates with millimeter or submillimeter instrumentation and data analysis experience who have the desire to collaborate on the Cornell-led CCAT-prime project are of particular interest. The CCAT-prime telescope is a high-throughput 6 meter aperture telescope that is now under construction and will be built at a high-elevation site in Chile with first light expected in 2022. This project is an ongoing international collaboration that includes research groups in both the Cornell Physics and Astronomy Departments. Cornell researchers are involved in several related cosmic microwave background projects, including the Atacama Cosmology Telescope, the Simons Observatory, and CMB-S4, and are interested in combining measurements from CCAT-prime with these and future panchromatic and multi-messenger surveys.

We particularly encourage applicants from groups that are underrepresented in physical sciences, such as women; Black, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, and Latinx scholars; as well as individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans. We seek candidates with an established record of high-impact research to conduct an independent research program and to teach and advise our undergraduate and graduate students. A Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field is required. Our intent is to hire at the assistant professor level, but more senior appointments may also be considered.

Required materials are a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with publications, a statement of research, a statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. Also required is a statement of diversity, equity and inclusion describing the applicant’s efforts and aspirations to promote equity, inclusion and diversity through teaching, research and service. The target start date for the appointment is July 1, 2021. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications should be submitted at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16849.

Inquiries about the application submission can be directed to Katerina Malysheva (evm23@cornell.edu). Inquiries about the position can be directed to Prof. Michael Niemack (niemack@cornell.edu).

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. The College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts students and faculty of all races, nationalities, and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator, valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.


SRF Group Research Associate

CLASSE (Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education) has an opening for a Research Associate position in the SRF (Superconducting Radio Frequency) Group. Cornell’s SRF Group conducts a wide variety of fundamental SRF science and technology R&D activities, and currently supports two SRF driven accelerators at CLASSE: the Cornell Electron Storage Ring CESR, and CBETA, a novel Energy-Recovery-Linac test accelerator. This is an initial 3-year appointment with expectation for renewal, subject to mutual satisfaction and availability of funds.

Qualifications: This position requires a doctoral degree in physics or applied physics, with experience in SRF operation and research. Applicants should have demonstrated experience in at least one of the following areas (multiple areas will be considered definite assets): SRF cavity fabrication, preparation, cryogenic testing, and data analysis; SRF technology design, fabrication, commissioning, and operation; RF simulations and measurements; RF technology, LLRF and microphonics control for SRF accelerators. Strong written and verbal communication skills as well as the ability to work independently and in a diverse team are expected.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate’s focus will be on (1) the development, commissioning, operation, and optimization of RF and SRF accelerator systems for CESR, with ample opportunities for cutting-edge research and career development, and (2) on conducting and leading fundamental SRF research activities, including the development of stand-alone compact SRF modules based on next-generation Nb3Sn SRF cavities.

How to Apply: Applications should be submitted at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16713 and should include a cover letter, a CV, a list of publications, and 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. For information about the position, contact Dr. Matthias Liepe at MUL2@cornell.edu.

Located on the campus of a premier Ivy League Research University, CLASSE has a long history of excellence in various aspects of accelerator-related sciences and technology. Cornell provides an intellectually stimulating research environment with opportunities to work with undergraduate and graduate students on collaborative research. Cornell’s SRF group has strong worldwide collaborations with laboratories and industrial partners, and the successful candidate is expected to further foster these.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. The College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts students and faculty of all races, nationalities, and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator, valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.


Programmer Analyst III - Band F

Application
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.

The Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source, or CHESS, is a subdivision of CLASSE that provides high intensity x-ray beams to students and scientists from virtually all areas of the physical sciences for both basic and applied research. CHESS has an opening within its technical support team for a Programmer Analyst III.

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:
  • Propose, plan, and execute improvements to software and software infrastructure for collecting and managing x-ray data obtained at CHESS.
  • Manage revision control for large and small software projects relating to conducting experiments, to make optimal use of beta tests, bug fixes, and improvements to software by CHESS staff members and users.
  • Contribute to the maintenance, development, and improvement of experimental facilities.
  • Develop control & communication software for new hardware, such as detectors, actuators, and sensors.
  • Assist in the planning and execution of experiments & projects proposed by the user community.
  • Build and maintain collaborative relationships with staff and teams.
  • Contribute to the culture and practice of laboratory safety

Required qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in scientific or technical field (physical sciences, computer science or engineering preferred) with two to four years of related work experience. General laboratory skills including experience with computer, mechanical, biochemical, and/or electronic equipment. Hands-on experience integrating hardware with software. Good communication and self-learning skills. Must be able to work occasional evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays. Experience and familiarity with Linux-based systems required. Demonstrated skill in at least one programming language such as C++ or Python 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.

Preferred qualifications: Experience with revision-control packages (Git, CVS), the Python programming language, shell scripts, interfacing to hardware (e.g. with EPICS programming) all desired. Experience and understanding of quantitative data analysis will also be useful. Experience in the physical sciences such as physics, chemistry or biology is advantageous.

Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position. Please apply online at https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CornellcareerPage (posting #WDR-00022416).

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. The College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts students and faculty of all races, nationalities, and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator, valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.