Cornell High Energy Sychrotron Source (CHESS), Cornell University

Position ID:Cornell-Cornell High Energy Sychrotron Source (CHESS)-SSC [#1426]
Position Title: Staff Scientist (Research Associate) CHESS
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2012/02/08, finished 2012/11/09, listed until 2012/08/08)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Cornell High-Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) in Ithaca, New York, USA has an opening for a Staff Scientist (Research Associate) to develop novel x-ray techniques and apply them to materials studies in the physical and/or biophysical sciences, serve as an x-ray beamline scientist supporting visiting researchers of CHESS facilities, and actively contribute to development of the next-generation synchrotron light source technology. The successful candidate is expected to have demonstrated ability to carry out a personal research program and establish diverse scientific collaborations. Candidates must show a strong record of hands-on experience in building and maintaining x-ray based experimental instruments and for x-ray data collection and analysis. A PhD in any area of physical sciences, and at least 2 years of post-PhD experimental experience is required. A solid publication record, fluency in the English language, and excellent communication skills are essential. Appointments are for three years and are 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 user base of materials scientists, structural biologists, chemists, physicists, and engineers. It is a National Science Foundation-supported National User Facility dedicated to novel studies in the materials sciences and 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 Dr. Sol Gruner at The starting date is negotiable. Cornell is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.

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Further Info:
Wilson Laboratory
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

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