Cornell University, CLASSE

Position ID:Cornell-CLASSE-QM2POSTDOC [#15062]
Position Title: QM2 Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Engineering
Materials Science
Appl Deadline:2019/11/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/10/10, finished 2020/03/04)
Position Description:    

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

Postdoctoral Opportunity in Quantum 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 Quantum Materials to join our scientific team. The successful candidate will perform quantitative analysis of diffuse scattering to understand short-ranged correlations and identify hidden orders in novel quantum systems. The position is affiliated with the newly constructed “Q-Mapping for Quantum Materials” or “QM2” beamline at CHESS. This is a yearly appointment, which can be renewed annually based on satisfactory performance and availability of funds.

What You Will Do:
+ Use X-rays to understand the interplay between structural, electronic and magnetic degrees of freedom in quantum materials.
+ Creatively contribute the development of new synchrotron methods and techniques.
+ Communicate results through publications in peer reviewed journals and presentations at national and international conferences.

+ Ph.D. or equivalent in the physical sciences or engineering.
+ Strong background understanding of the physics of materials, demonstrated by track record of impactful 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 data-intensive research
+ Proficiency with scientific software (Python, C, SPEC, MATLAB, etc)

For further information about the position, please contact Jacob Ruff ( The posting will remain open until the position is filled. Applications received before November 15 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.

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Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
134 Newman Lab
Cornell University
Ithaca NY 14853

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