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Postdoctoral opportunity in structural biology at CHESS

Position: Postdoctoral Associate
Project: Applications of Pressure to Structural Biology
Disciplines: Biophysics, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Structural Biology, Applied Physics
Deadline to apply: April 1, 2021

The Macromolecular Diffraction and High Pressure Biology resources at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (MacCHESS and CHEXS/HP-Bio, respectively) have an opening for a Postdoctoral Associate to develop applications of high pressure to answer biological questions concerning enzyme mechanisms, protein folding, adaptation to extreme environments, and the origin of life. The primary method to be used is pressurization of macromolecular crystals in a diamond anvil cell (HP-MX), but other techniques such as high-pressure small angle X-ray scattering (HP-SAXS) will also be available.

A Ph.D. degree in structural biology, biophysics, or a related field is required. Experience in crystallography is highly desirable, and experience working with samples in "non-standard" environments is a plus. The ability to identify suitable systems for study, through researching previous work and establishing suitable collaborations, is essential. In addition to pursuing his/her own study of pressure effects, the successful candidate will be expected to assist research groups seeking to use high-pressure techniques at CHESS for their work. Appointments are for one year at a time and can be renewed for up to 3 years total, contingent upon availability of funds and employee performance.

The Cornell High-Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) serves a world-wide user base of structural biologists, chemists, physicists, and engineers. MacCHESS is an NIH-supported National Resource providing support for structural biology at CHESS, and HP-Bio is part of the NSF-supported CHEXS resource that operates several beamlines at CHESS.

CHESS is a heavily team-oriented environment. Good, clear communication skills are a must, including fluency in the English language.

Applications should be submitted at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18189 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 instruction on the academicjobsonline website. For information about the position, contact Dr. Marian Szebenyi at dms35@cornell.edu.

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.


Postdoctoral opportunity in structural materials research at CHESS

The Center for High Energy X-ray Science (CHEXS) at the Cornell High-Energy Synchrotron source (CHESS) seeks a postdoctoral researcher in the field of structural materials to join our scientific team. The position is affiliated with the Forming and Shaping Technology (FAST) beamline at CHESS. The successful candidate will leverage x-ray data to advance time-resolved studies of manufacturing processes and the performance of structural materials, and/or will creatively contribute to the development of synchrotron instrumentation, methods, and techniques. Additionally, you will:

  • Communicate results through publications in peer reviewed journals and presentations at national and international conferences
  • Work with diverse and interdisciplinary teams to achieve scientific and technical objectives
  • Help support the overall FAST user program

This is a yearly appointment, which can be renewed annually based on satisfactory performance and availability of funds.

Requirements:
  • Ph.D. or equivalent in the physical sciences or engineering
  • Record of impactful scientific publications
  • Desire to work in a multidisciplinary research environment, interacting with researchers at all levels, including students and facility users
  • Proficiency in science communication, written and oral, formal and informal

Assets:
  • Prior experience in x-ray and/or neutron scattering at large user facilities
  • Prior experience with high performance computing and/or data-intensive research
  • Proficiency with scientific software (e.g. Python, C, SPEC, MATLAB, etc)

For further information about the position, please contact Dr. Kate Shanks (ksg52@cornell.edu). The posting will remain open until the position is filled. Applications received before February 1, 2021 are guaranteed full consideration. A complete application package will include a Cover Letter, CV, List of Publications, Statement of Research Interests, and (3) letters of recommendation.

Please submit application materials here: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17851

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.


Accelerator Scientist (Research Associate)

The Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education (CLASSE) is seeking an accelerator scientist at the level of research associate in the high brightness electron source group. The successful candidate will take part in multiple ongoing projects related to photocathodes and photoinjectors, including but not limited to: high current beam generation from novel photocathodes, photocathode growth and characterization, and ultrafast electron beam generation from photocathodes for time resolved electron diffraction experiments. CLASSE is a world leader in accelerator science and its applications.

Requirements include:

  • PhD in accelerator physics or closely related field;
  • Experience with the operation of photoinjector accelerator systems, including: ultra-high vacuum practices, mode-locked laser operation and maintenance, photoinjector instrumentation;
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to direct technical support personnel;
  • Experience working successfully as part of a team in a collaborative and multidisciplinary scientific environment;
  • Familiarity or ability to quickly learn safety practices relevant to radiation generating devices and high power lasers.

The initial appointment is for three years with the possibility of extension. The starting date is negotiable.

Applications should be submitted at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17957 and should include a cover letter, a CV, a list of publications, and a detailed summary of research experience and interests. Letters of recommendation may be requested after initial application review.

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.


Particle Theory Phenomenology Postdoc

We invite applications for a post-doctoral position in particle theory phenomenology at Cornell University. Appointments are nominally for one year with the expectation of renewal for a total of three years. The applicant should have, or should be about to obtain, a Ph.D. in particle theory with research concentrating on phenomenology. Members of the particle phenomenology group at Cornell are Csaba Csaki, Yuval Grossman, Peter Lepage and Maxim Perelstein, along with their post-docs and graduate students.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, list of publications, and arrange for at least three letters of recommendation. Application materials should be submitted to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17312 no later than December 10, 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.


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.


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.