Cornell University, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Position ID:Cornell-ECE-ARPLPS [#21897, WDR-00031921]
Position Title: Assistant Research Professor
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Electrical and Computer Engineering / High-Energy-Density Physics (HEDP)
Appl Deadline:2022/06/30 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/06/17, updated 2022/06/07, listed until 2022/07/01)
Position Description:    

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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 It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn.

The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Laboratory of Plasma Studies at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York are looking to appoint an Assistant Research Professor. The successful candidate should have a PhD in Physics or Electrical Engineering with a specialization in Plasma Physics and 3-4 years’ experience working in the area of experimental High Energy Density Physics. The candidate should have a background in pulsed power technology and plasma diagnostic techniques such as laser interferometry, Thomson scattering, x-ray imaging, x-ray and optical spectroscopy, and Faraday rotation polarimetry. Additionally, a working knowledge of scientific computing in languages such as Python and MATLAB with applications including but not limited to experimental data analysis and development of numerical models to compliment the experimental observations is desired. The job will also entail supervising MS, MEng and PhD students and working with the Director of the Laboratory of Plasma Studies on the overall research programs of the Laboratory. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV) and the names of at least three references. Applications must be submitted on-line at The initial appointment will be for one year with possible extensions depending on funding and job performance.

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Cornell University
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
229 Phillips Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853