Jobs at LEPP
Technical Services Supervisor II
The Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education (CLASSE) at Cornell University’s Ithaca Campus has an immediate opening for a Technical Supervisor to direct and supervise the day-to-day multifunctional tasks of the Accelerator Technician Group, and be responsible for the overall performance and training of the group.
This position will provide direct supervision of technicians performing electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and general fabrication work. The Supervisor will serve as consultant, and lead work efforts while directing technicians on various assignments in direct support of the CLASSE research programs. The Supervisor will direct the assembly, repair, replacement, and maintenance of complex laboratory equipment, and manage the Wilson Lab and Annex machine shops, and oversee the operation, maintenance, and repair of related equipment. Responsibilities include the support of 24-hour-7-day operation through scheduled and emergency work.
A Bachelors’ degree, or the equivalent in training and/or experience, and at least 3 years of experience as a trades-person (Electrician, Plumber, Millwright or Controls Technician) is required. Three years as a supervisor or foreperson of trades or technicians is essential. Three years of experience with a facility maintenance program, familiarity with basic material, machine shop, and welding processes is needed. Basic technical writing skills and competency in the use of MS Office programs are also required.
Preferred qualifications include experience with high power electrical systems, cryogenics/superconducting technology, computerized control systems, large-scale industrial-type cooling systems, overhead crane and rigging, and university research environment.
Please apply online at www.ohr.cornell.edu/jobs (posting number 19636).
The Department of Physics of Cornell University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in theoretical high-energy physics. Candidates should complement and strengthen the existing research program in the Laboratory for Elementary-Particle Physics. String theory and formal field theory are areas of particular interest. The search will focus at the assistant professor level, but more senior candidates may be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct an outstanding research program and be an effective teacher in the undergraduate and graduate instructional program of the Physics Department. Applications should be submitted at http://academicjobsonline.org/
(posting #2253) and should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation. All materials, including all letters of recommendation, must be received by December 1, 2012. Cornell University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, and applications from female and minority candidates are strongly encouraged.
Postdoctoral positions in cosmology - experiment and/or analysis
Applications are invited for Postdoctoral Scholars to pursue experimental and/or analytical cosmology research at Cornell University. The successful applicant(s) will collaborate with Michael Niemack (with opportunities for collaboration with other faculty) on research related to measurements of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) or combining CMB data with other cosmological data sets. Opportunities exist to help deploy, acquire, and analyze data from current observatories as well as to design, develop, and test superconducting and optical technologies and analytical tools for next generation observatories.
In 2013 we will complete the deployment of ACTPol -- the first polarimeter for the 6 meter Atacama Cosmology Telescope, located at 17,000 feet elevation in northern Chile -- which will measure the CMB polarization with unprecedented sensitivity on arcminute angular scales and will overlap with a wealth of astronomical observations that can be used for cross-correlations (including the SDSS III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey and CFHT surveys). In addition to analyzing these data with collaborating institutions, there will be opportunities to propose and pursue independent research and to collaborate with other Cornell faculty, such as Rachel Bean, Liam McAllister?
, Ira Wasserman, and Gordon Stacey.
We are also developing designs, instrumentation, and technologies for next generation CMB surveys, which will be used to search for the signature of primordial gravity waves from inflation and to map the high-redshift dark matter distribution, as well as the CCAT project -- a 25 meter telescope for sub-millimeter and millimeter wavelength observations. Examples of experimental work that could be pursued include: characterization of the ACTPol instrument; optics design; optical properties of materials and coatings; mechanical, electrical, and cryogenics engineering; development and testing of superconducting transition edge-sensors, superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDs), and superconducting microwave resonators; and microfabrication research at the Cornell Nanoscale Facility.
The initial appointment is for one year, renewable for up to three years total, contingent upon availability of funds and employee performance. The appointment could start as early as January 1, 2013. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in observational cosmology/astrophysics, physics, applied physics, or a related field. Applications should be submitted to Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education (CLASSE) at http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1735
and include a cover letter, a CV with 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. To ensure full consideration, all materials should be received by October 31, 2012; however, applications will be accepted until the position(s) are filled. For more information about the position(s), contact Prof. Michael Niemack at niemack(at)cornell.edu. Cornell is an equal-opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.
Information Technology (IT) Director (Director of Operations)
We seek a full-time Information Technology (IT) Director for the Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education (CLASSE). CLASSE develops and operates scientific facilities and provides infrastructure for studying particle beams and accelerators, photon sciences, particle physics and the early universe. CLASSE employs 250 staff who operate major accelerator and x-ray facilities, supports faculty and staff research programs, provides educational programs for undergraduate and graduate students and the public, and hosts approximately one thousand visiting scientists and students annually. CLASSE is the largest research unit on Cornell University’s Ithaca NY campus.
Position Summary: Direct and oversee the entire CLASSE IT infrastructure and a matrix of support personnel. This involves understanding the research and educational needs of faculty, staff, students, and visitors; creating and executing effective plans to meet those needs; and leading projects to build and update IT infrastructure accordingly. Responsibilities include management and technical support of a complex of networks, data acquisition systems, accelerator control systems, and compute clusters including managing quick response 24/7. The incumbent is on-call and has been identified as essential personnel during inclement weather.
Required Qualifications: Master’s degree in computer science or other scientific field, or demonstrated equivalent qualifications. At least 5 years of experience in IT support and management, preferably with knowledge and support of scientific research. Must have demonstrated management skills to effectively lead, motivate, and manage technical staff, delegate tasks, schedule and monitor quantity and quality of work, set performance standards, assess individual capabilities and workloads, and conduct performance evaluations. Extensive knowledge of state of the art IT principles, best practices, terminology, and their applications in a university environment with emphasis in research systems across multiple operating systems. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to articulate information related to proposed solutions. Strong analytical, problem solving and conflict resolution skills, with demonstrated ability to learn/adapt/adopt skills in new and rapidly evolving situations. Demonstrated budgetary management skills making cost projections, coordinating IT contract negotiations, and establishing hardware and software upgrade priorities. Experience working in a heterogeneous IT environment, providing workable network infrastructure, server administration, database management, and Web application development services for scientific computing, real-time control systems and administrative business functions using multiple platforms. Demonstrated ability to quickly compare and assess multiple technical solutions and assist team members in choosing appropriate options.
Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of or experience with IT needs of a technical user facility, accelerator control systems, experimental data acquisition, and computer based engineering design and simulation technology.
Terms and Application: Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. In addition to salary, the university offers a highly competitive benefits package. Information about the university benefits package can be found at: https://hr.cornell.edu/benefits/
. Applications should be submitted at www.ohr.cornell.edu/jobs (posting 18068). Applications should be accompanied by a cover letter, a current resume, salary requirements, and contact information for three professional references. For information about the position, contact Ms. Monica Wesley (firstname.lastname@example.org
). The starting date is negotiable with December 1, 2012 being anticipated. Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position. Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.