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: Engineering
Materials Science / Engineering
Physics / Biology, Biophysics, Materials Science
Appl Deadline:2021/09/28 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/07/07, listed until 2021/09/28)
Position Description:    

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

Effective January 1, 2022, all new Cornell hires, regardless of role and work location, must be fully vaccinated and present proof of an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccination or have a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption. Failure to demonstrate compliance with this requirement prior to the first day of work will result in the delay of employment with Cornell and may result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

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

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