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Job Opportunities at Cornell Astronomy

Research Support Specialist II:

https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CornellCareerPage/job/Ithaca-Main-Campus/Research-Support-Specialist-II_WDR-00012890

The Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science seeks candidates to fill our Research Support Specialist II position.  The position is responsible for support of the design, construction, and use of state-of –the –art submillimeter spectrometers for use in astronomy at major observatories. The person is responsible for the design, construction, troubleshooting and repair of cryogenic, mechanical, and electrical systems, management of laboratory activities and observing runs, and the supervision of certain laboratory activities.

The successful candidate must the following skills:

  • Experience with cryogenics and low temperature refrigerators, including liquid helium and nitrogen cryostats, 3He refrigerators, and adiabatic demagnetization refrigerators (ADRs).Familiarity with the properties and uses of mechanical/structural and electrical properties of materials at low temperatures.
  • Computerized engineering skills (computer aided design (CAD), and finite element analysis (FEA)) and their applications to cryogenic and vacuum vessels, devices for mounting optics and large mass instrumentation to telescopes in the field, and subcomponents of telescopes.
  • Management/logistics skills, including the development, and maintenance of group activity schedules, and the ability to coordinate the logistics involved in shipping large research instruments to places as diverse as South Pole and Mauna Kea.
  • Laboratory software skills including familiarity with the Labview environment, and ability to interface basic instrumentation.
  • Basic laboratory electronic skills including soldering, wire-wrapping, bread-boarding of basic circuits.
  • Machinist and assembly skills, including the ability to machine complex subcomponents of large instruments, and make repairs to our instruments both at Cornell University and in field laboratories
  • Finally, the position will include possible supervision of one to three undergraduate assistants.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree with 3-5 years of Experience

Labview Required

Familiarity with Windows

Mac OS X

Linux Systems

Preferred Skills

Machinist and assembly skills, including the ability to machine complex subcomponents of large instruments, and make repairs to our instruments both at Cornell University and in field laboratories.

*** This is a three year term position.

 

 

Research Associate In Observational Cosmology:

https://apps.hr.cornell.edu/recruiting/facultyview.cfm?posting_id=_Research-Associate---Center-for-Astrophysics-and-Planetary-Science_WDR-00012775

Cornell University is inviting applicants for a Research Associate position in Observational Cosmology within the Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science. Starting in the summer of 2018. The position requires a Ph.D.  and experience in Astrophysics or a related field with a strong background in cosmology, and additional expertise with data analysis or numerical simulations is preferred. This position is initially a one year appointment with subsequent renewals depending on performance and the availability of funding of up to an additional two years.

The Cornell Observational Cosmology group currently consists of Professor Nicholas Battaglia, Professor Rachel Bean, and Professor Mike Niemack. The successful candidate would also have the opportunity to participate in the ongoing CMB experiment the Advanced Atacama Cosmology Telescope and future CCAT-Prime and the Simons Observatory. The successful candidate will report to Professor Nicholas Battaglia.

 Applicants should submit a resume with a list of publications, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Lynda Sovocool, Finance and Human Resource Manager, lmk3@cornell.edu. Completed applications should be received no later than December 31, 2017.

Cornell University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Woman and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged 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.

 

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.