The Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based ScienceS and Education (CLASSE) studies particle beams and accelerators, photon science, particle physics and the early universe, and serves students, the public and scientists from Cornell and around the world. The research mission of this laboratory are in many respects unique in the world.
CLASSE has an opening for a Research Associate position in the SRF (Superconducting Radio Frequency) Group. Cornell’s SRF Group conducts a wide variety of fundamental SRF science and technology R&D activities, and currently supports two SRF driven accelerators at CLASSE: the Cornell Electron Storage Ring CESR, and CBETA, a novel Energy-Recovery-Linac test accelerator. This is an initial 3-year appointment with expectation for renewal, subject to mutual satisfaction and availability of funds.
Qualifications: This position requires a doctoral degree in physics or applied physics, with experience in SRF operation and research. Applicants should have demonstrated experience in at least one of the following areas (multiple areas will be considered definite assets): SRF cavity fabrication, preparation, cryogenic testing, and data analysis; SRF technology design, fabrication, commissioning, and operation; RF simulations and measurements; RF technology, LLRF and microphonics control for SRF accelerators. Strong written and verbal communication skills as well as the ability to work independently and in a diverse team are expected.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate’s focus will be on (1) the development, commissioning, operation, and optimization of RF and SRF accelerator systems for CESR, with ample opportunities for cutting-edge research and career development, and (2) on conducting and leading fundamental SRF research activities, including the development of stand-alone compact SRF modules based on next-generation Nb3Sn SRF cavities.
How to Apply: Applications should be submitted at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16713 and should include a cover letter, a CV, a list of publications, and 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. Matthias Liepe at MUL2@cornell.edu.
Located on the campus of a premier Ivy League Research University, CLASSE has a long history of excellence in various aspects of accelerator-related sciences and technology. Cornell provides an intellectually stimulating research environment with opportunities to work with undergraduate and graduate students on collaborative research. Cornell’s SRF group has strong worldwide collaborations with laboratories and industrial partners, and the successful candidate is expected to further foster these.
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. The College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell embraces diversity and seeks 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.