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Jobs at CLASSE

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Staff Scientist at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS)

Application

The Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) is a high-intensity x-ray source which 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 support the scientific community performing high impact research on CHESS beamlines.

Responsibilities:

  • Attract and support an active user community employing x-ray techniques to characterize materials properties
  • Foster productive scientific collaborations with the diverse CHESS user community
  • Creatively contribute to the development of new synchrotron methods and techniques
  • Communicate research results obtained in collaboration with users through publications in peer reviewed journals and presentations at national and international conferences.

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 communicate effectively with technical experts and researchers at all levels, including students and facility users
  • Proficiency in science communication, written and oral, formal and informal.

The initial appointment is for two years and can be renewed based on satisfactory performance and availability of funds. For further information about the position, please contact CHESS Associate Director Elke Arenholz (ea427@cornell.edu). The posting will remain open until the position is filled. Applications received before June 15th, 2020 are guaranteed full consideration.

Applications should be submitted at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16347

A complete application will include the following material:
  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of Publications
  4. Statement of Research Interests summarizing examples of recent research, including contributions to instrumentation or method development, if applicable, and ideas for contributing to synchrotron science, technology, and/or developing user communities
  5. Three (3) letters of recommendation.

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.


Staff Scientist at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS)

Application
The Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) is a high-intensity x-ray source which 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 support the scientific community performing high impact research on the Forming and Shaping Technologies (FAST) beamline which is part of the NSF supported Center for High Energy X-ray Sciences (CHEXS).

Responsibilities
  • Attract and support an active user community employing x-ray techniques to characterize materials properties
  • Foster productive scientific collaborations with the diverse CHESS user community
  • Creatively contribute to the development of new synchrotron methods and techniques.
  • Communicate research results obtained in collaboration with users through publications in peer reviewed journals and presentations at national and international conferences.

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 communicate effectively with technical experts and researchers at all levels, including students and facility users
  • Proficiency in science communication, written and oral, formal and informal.

The initial appointment is for two years and can be renewed based on satisfactory performance and availability of funds. For further information about the position, please contact CHESS Associate Director Elke Arenholz (ea427@cornell.edu). The posting will remain open until the position is filled. Applications received before April 15, 2020 are guaranteed full consideration. Applications should be submitted at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16129

A complete application will include the following material:
  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of Publications
  4. Statement of Research summarizing examples of recent research, including contributions to instrumentation or method development, if applicable, and ideas for contributing to synchrotron science, technology, and/or developing user communities.
  5. Three (3) letters of recommendation.

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.


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 &amp 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.


String Theory Postdoc

The string theory group at Cornell invites applications for a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship to begin in fall 2020. The research interests of the string group include all aspects of string theory and AdS/CFT as well as cosmology, the conformal bootstrap, quantum field theory, and general relativity. 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 at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/15744.

Applications should be submitted at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/15760 and should include a CV, a list of publications, a statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and will be accepted until Feb. 1, 2020 or the position is filled. 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.

Please apply online at https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CornellCareerPage (posting: WDR-00021984)