Cornell University, CLASSE

Position ID:Cornell-CLASSE-STAFFSCIENTIST1 [#18908]
Position Title: Staff Scientist (RUFF)
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Biology, Biophysics, Materials Science
Materials Science / Engineering
Appl Deadline: filled (posted 2021/07/07, listed until 2022/05/07)
Position Description:    

*** the listing date or deadline for this position has passed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

As part of the university's comprehensive vaccination program, all Cornell employees are required to have and provide proof of an FDA-or WHO-authorized or approved COVID-19 primary vaccination or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption, regardless of their role and work location.

New hires are required to provide documentation showing primary vaccination status (that is, completion of two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one shot of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) before their first day of work. If a new hire's vaccination is not complete or information is not received by their start date, the first day of work will be delayed. It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn.

Staff Scientist at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS)

CHESS is seeking a staff scientist to lead the science mission of the QM2 beamline, and to support the user community performing research in the field of quantum materials. The Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) provides users state-of-the-art synchrotron radiation facilities for research in physics, chemistry, biology, environmental sciences, materials science, cultural heritage, and engineering. The QM2 beamline is dedicated to both resonant and high-energy scattering studies of quantum materials. The beamline is part of the Center for High Energy X-ray Science (CHEXS) at CHESS, which is an NSF-funded multidisciplinary center dedicated to fundamental research enabled by high energy x-rays.

+ Support the enthusiastic quantum materials user community at CHESS
+ Foster new collaborations and new research directions
+ Contribute to the development of new synchrotron methods and techniques
+ Communicate research through publications and conference presentations
+ Mentor students and postdocs to train the next generation of synchrotron experts

Essential Qualifications:
+ Ph.D. or equivalent in materials science, chemistry, physics, engineering, or a related field and 1 year post-PhD experience
+ Interest and ability to work in a multidisciplinary research environment
+ Record of impactful scientific publications
+ Ability to work effectively with technical and scientific staff, students, and users
+ Proficiency in science communication, written and oral, formal and informal.

Preference will be given to applicants with a background in materials physics research using large user facilities. Experience analyzing large experimental datasets is also an asset. We seek individuals who can make a significant long-term contribution to scientific research at CHESS. For further information about the position, please contact Jacob Ruff (

Applications received before August 1, 2021 are guaranteed full consideration.

A complete application will include the following material: 
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. List of Publications
4. Statement of Research Interests, summarizing scientific accomplishments, instrumentation and method contributions, and ideas for future development of synchrotron science, technology, and user communities.
5. Three (3) letters of recommendation.

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