Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education, Cornell University

Position ID:Cornell-CLASSEPhysics-CHESSSTAFFSCIENTIST [#9102]
Position Title: CHESS Staff Scientist (EF)
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Materials Science
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2017/04/20, finished 2017/10/09, listed until 2017/10/20)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Staff Scientist at CHESS

The Cornell High-Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) in Ithaca, New York, USA has openings for Staff Scientists (Research Associates) interested in using x-rays applied to biology, engineering and/or materials sciences in general, to serve as beamline scientist supporting visiting users of CHESS facilities, and to actively contribute to developing next-generation synchrotron light source technology and techniques. The successful candidate should have proven ability to carry out a personal research program and establish diverse scientific collaborations, and a strong record of hands-on experience building and maintaining x-ray based experimental instruments and x-ray data collection and analysis. A PhD in any area of physical or engineering sciences and at least 1 year of post-PhD experimental experience is required. A solid publication record, fluency in the English language, and excellent communication skills are essential. Appointments are initially for two years but may be renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds.

Located on an Ivy League university campus in picturesque upstate New York, CHESS serves a world-wide community of materials researchers, biologists, chemists, physicists, and engineers. It is a National Science Foundation-supported National User Facility dedicated to novel studies in the materials, biological, and engineering sciences and to developing novel x-ray technology and has a strong service and team-oriented environment. Cornell has received numerous awards ( for supporting employees and their families.

Applications should be submitted at and should include a cover letter, a CV, a list of publications, 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. For information about the position, contact Dr. Ernest Fontes at

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Further Info:
134 Newman Lab
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

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