Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education, Cornell University

Position Title: Assistant/Associate Director at CHESS
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Experimental Physics
Materials Science
Appl Deadline:2017/11/30 finished (posted 2017/07/31, finished 2017/12/06, listed until 2018/01/31)
Position Description:    

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Assistant/Associate Director for Science Programs at CHESS

The Cornell High-Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) in Ithaca, New York, USA has an opening for an Assistant/Associate Director for Science Programs. A member of the senior management team, this position oversees CHESS’s scientific and technical programs. Responsibilities include helping to identify scientific priorities, coordinating resources to accomplish research goals, reporting and communicating research accomplishments, managing relations between research groups, and working to build and sustain a portfolio of laboratory and research funding. In addition, as a member of the scientific staff, the successful candidate may work on research projects aligned to her/his research interests. This position will supervise and mentor undergraduates, graduate students, post-docs, as well as professional technical and scientific staff members.

The successful candidate should have proven ability to carry out a personal research program, direct scientific programs, establish diverse scientific collaborations, and have a strong record of obtaining and sustaining sponsored research support. Experience leading multidisciplinary research groups is a significant plus. A PhD in any area of physical, life, or engineering sciences and at least 10 years of relevant post-PhD experimental experience is preferred. A solid publication record, fluency in the English language, and excellent communication skills are essential. This appointment will be at the Cornell level of Senior Research Associate, for a five year term, and is renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds.

Located on an Ivy League university campus in picturesque upstate New York, CHESS serves a world-wide community of materials researchers, biologists, chemists, physicists, and engineers. It is a National Science Foundation-supported National User Facility dedicated to novel studies in the materials, biological, and engineering sciences and to developing novel x-ray technology and has a strong service and team-oriented environment. Cornell has received numerous awards ( for supporting employees and their families.

Applications should be submitted at and should include a cover letter, a CV, a list of publications, a detailed summary of research experience and interests. Applicants must arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation uploaded, as per instructions on the academicjobsonline website. For information about the position, contact CHESS Administration at Cornell is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. The College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell embrace diversity and seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts students and faculty of all races, nationalities, and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator, valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities

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

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