Cornell University, CLASSE

Position ID:Cornell-CLASSE-FASTPOSTDOC [#17851]
Position Title: FAST postdoc
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Engineering
Materials Science
Appl Deadline: (posted 2020/12/22, listed until 2021/02/28)
Position Description:    

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.

+ 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

+ 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 ( 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:

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.

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.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
134 Newman Lab
Cornell University
Ithaca NY 14853

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