Cornell University, LASSP/Physics

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Position ID:Cornell-LASSP-PDDET [#22465]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate X-ray Physics and Detectors, Cornell University
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / X-ray Science, X-ray instrumentation
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2022/08/25, updated 2022/08/24)
Position Description:   URMs  

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 vaccine and booster 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 full 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 It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn.

For additional information on Cornell's Vaccination/Booster Compliance Program click here.

The Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics (LASSP) at Cornell University has an opening for a Postdoctoral Associate to work on the development of detectors for applications in x-ray science and electron-microscopy. 

The Detector Group is in the process of developing photon-integrating pixel array detectors suitable for x-rays with high energy and high flux. The successful candidate is expected to engage actively in detector design and testing, as well as in experiments using these detectors at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) and other synchrotron sources. Applications include the fast dynamics of condensed matter under high pressure conditions, materials failure, and soft matter properties. 

A PhD in experimental physics or related fields is required. Experience with ASIC design is preferred. Appointments are nominally for one year with the possibility of up to five renewals (six years total), subject to mutual satisfaction and the availability of funds. 

Applications should be submitted at and should include:

  • CV,
  • a list of publications,
  • a statement describing your specific technical experience, 
  • a statement of research interests, and 
  • the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three (3) recommenders. 
Complete applications will be considered immediately. For more information about the position, contact Julia Thom-Levy (, with “Cornell postdoc opening” in the subject.

The Research Division and the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell embrace diversity and seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts students, faculty, and staff of all races, nationalities, and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply.

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.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
Laboratory of Atomic & Solid State Physics
420 Physical Sciences Building
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-2501