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CORNELL LABORATORY FOR ACCELERATOR-BASED SCIENCES AND EDUCATION — CLASSE

Jobs at CLASSE

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Machine Shop Supervisor (Technical Services Supervisor II)

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.

Primary responsibilities of the Machine Shop Supervisor position are to oversee all aspects and functions of the Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education (CLASSE) Machine Shop with very general supervision/direction. This includes, and is not limited to:
  • Supervising and directing operations of the shop, overseeing budgets, compiling shop/project data, and generating reports as requested/needed.
  • Establishing shop priorities and schedules, including distribution of work/project assignments.
  • Ensuring machine shop maintains compliance with safety procedures, as well as University and local policies.
  • Partnering with technical staff, technical managers, faculty, and researchers to determine research program goals, manufacturing methods, and procedures for fabrication and modification of sophisticated parts and assemblies.
  • Ensuring required level of quality assurance practices are developed and maintained.
  • Ensuring the appropriate level of cross-training in the operation of specialized equipment and personnel growth opportunities are established and adhered to.
  • Oversight of machine shop purchases, maintenance, repairs, and development.
  • Assisting engineers, technical staff, and researchers with designing complex and unique components/systems, assessment of fabrication materials, offering ideas and potential solutions to enhance research programs.
  • Serving as machinist when needed, such as smaller jobs or emergencies.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a technical program and at least three years relevant experience in a machine shop, preferably in an R&D shop, is required. Incumbent must know how to use a wide variety of machining equipment and related software, and how to use and apply both basic and sophisticated machining/fabrication techniques. A thorough understanding of a broad range of metals/materials and their characteristics is essential.

Must have a demonstrated record of fostering a positive team environment, managing people and projects as well as supporting creative ideas and solutions to solving technical problems. Familiarity working with a wide variety of materials, tools, and specialized equipment. Proven experience showing consistent attention to details, safety, and following critical procedures and instructions. Strong customer services focus with good interpersonal, organizational and communication skills are necessary.

Prior supervisory experience is highly desirable.

Must be passionate about leading/supervising people and creating an environment that builds individual and organizational effectiveness. Capable of adapting to the changing needs of a research environment. Able to receive and give directions and to communicate effectively in the shop and across all research groups. Work effectively and cooperatively within a team environment.

Preferred Skills:

Certified four-year tool and die maker apprenticeship with supplemental education program preferred. Welding training and experience is a plus. CNC/CAM programming and operational experience is highly desirable.

Application Information:

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Please apply online at https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CornellCareerPage (posting #WDR-00025822).

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of our 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.


Equipment Technician V

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.

The Equipment Technician V serves the scientific mission by providing technical support to Research support specialists in beamline distribution, equipment controls, safety systems, and personal protective equipment. At times the equipment tech V will also directly support academic research personnel (students and scientists) in experimental builds, providing insight and best practice recommendations. Examples of such instruments include 150-MeV linear accelerators, closed-loop liquid-helium refrigeration units, synchronous particle injection systems, high-heat-load x-ray beamlines, and high-speed, large-area x-ray detectors.

Primary responsibilities of this position are to provide comprehensive technical support of research and experimental electrical components. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Fabricate, install, maintain, test, calibrate, and commission instrumentation involving complex electrical distribution systems (high voltage, current, and frequency) in support of operations of the LINAC, Synchrotron, Cornell Electron Storage Ring (CESR), Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS), Cornell Brookhaven E (ERL-Energy Recovery Linac) Test Accelerator (CBETA), and Center for Bright Beams (CBB).
  • Contribute to the evaluation and execution of all CLASSE-wide research-related electronics activities, promoting continued improvement of CLASSE’s operational capabilities and efficiency.
  • Support research support specialists in design of new electronic instrumentation and equipment.
  • Support research support specialists maintaining CLASSE electrical documentation. Including wiring diagrams and maintenance databases.
  • Support 24-hour 7-day operation through scheduled and emergency work.
  • Support research support specialists in escort and oversight of Cornell trades.

A successful candidate will have Trade/Vocational/Technical School and 4 to 6 years relevant experience or equivalent combination. Four to five years of experience in the described skill areas (physics, electrical engineering, electronics, etc.) or demonstrable equivalent expertise in relevant electronics instrumentation field is desired. Candidate must possess well-developed task organization, leadership, and capabilities of executing to completion. Strong interpersonal skills are needed to effectively interact with staff, students and faculty of all genders, races, ethnicities and backgrounds in conducting daily workplace duties. Requires ability to multi-task and operate under varied working duties, ability to lift 50 pounds, and strong troubleshooting skills. Candidate must be able to work independently with minimal supervision, with an ability to respond quickly to off-hour problems and emergencies, demonstrate excellent writing and organization skills, and demonstrated proficiency in working on research or scientific instrumentation using proper maintenance, installation, and diagnostic and repair techniques and tools. Preferred qualifications: Bachelor’s degree; 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.

Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position. Please apply online at https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CornellCareerPage (posting #WDR-00025264).

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.


Mechanical Support Specialist (Research Support Specialist I)

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 Mechanical Support Specialist serves the scientific mission by providing technical support to academic research personnel (students and scientists). This is a technical position that will interface directly with scientific staff to translate scientific needs into operating research instrumentation. This position will lend support to multiple research programs across the entire CLASSE research complex.

Primary responsibilities of this position are to perform mechanical work in support of all research programs with general supervision/direction. This includes, and is not limited to:

Maintain, repair, install, and modify experimental equipment or utilities in support of all research operations. Design and fabricate precision components for new research projects and upgrades through consultation with staff, faculty, researchers and technicians. Translate concepts into detailed engineering drawings. Perform analysis on proposed designs to identify potential problems and solutions. Monitor the fabrication of components, which sometimes includes multiple, complex pieces being integrated into an effective system. Monitor overall performance to identify additional improvements. Identify the needs of new equipment layouts in accordance with various industry codes & standards. Occasional on-call support for operational emergencies during nights, weekends, and holidays.

A successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent, and two to four years of relevant technical experience. Experience in trouble-shooting problems on mechanical systems is desired, as well as computer assisted design proficiency, advanced skills for mechanical maintenance, and installation and repair techniques. Candidate should have proficient use of standard hand/power tools, diagnostic equipment, machine shop and material handling equipment in support of research mission. Requires the ability to respond quickly to off-hour problems and emergencies by remote communication and/or returning to Campus.

An advanced machine shop, fabrication, and mechanical skills, as well as experience with vacuum or cooling systems is preferred.

Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position.

Please apply online at https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CornellCareerPage (Posting #: WDR-00025461).


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: May 15, 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.