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Director of MSN-C and Director of CHEXS at CHESS

Cornell University, CHESS, CHESS Cornell University

Job Title: Director of MSN-C and Director of CHEXS at CHESS
Job Location: Ithaca , NY
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Engineering & applied sciences
Sciences and technology: other
Deans, directors, registrar
Mathematics & statistics
Application Closing Date: 6/28/2019
Date Posted: 2019-03-29
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Director of MSN-C
Director of CHEXS at CHESS

Cornell University

Director of the Materials Solutions Network at CHESS (MSN-C)

Director of Center for High Energy X-ray Sciences (CHEXS) at CHESS

Senior Research Associate (2 positions)

Main Function: MSN-C and CHEXS are partner programs making use of the x-ray facilities of the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS). MSN-C is supported by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and CHEXS is supported by the National Science Foundation. The MSN-C and CHEXS Directors have responsibility for oversight of the scientific and technical programs, facility management, operations and budget, the user program, external and internal academic relations, industrial relations, and other tasks delegated by the Principal Investigators (PI). The Directors reports to the Associate Director of CHESS. The initial appointments are for five years with the possibility of extension.

Responsibilities include: - Oversee scientific programs by leading a team of staff scientists and identifying scientific priorities, coordinating resources to accomplish scientific goals, reporting and communicating research accomplishments, and helping to shape future programs. - Organize personnel and equipment resources to ensure that they are used properly, safely, equitably, and within the charter of the facility. - Build and sustain a portfolio of laboratory and research funding. Assist the PIs in obtaining funding for the facility by drafting, writing, and providing input for proposals to federal, state, and private sources. - Provide periodic reports to the PIs, users, committees and sponsors on the status of the facility. Prepare and present such reports to the boards, committees, and sponsors as needed. - Develop short- and long-term plans for the facility. Carry out current policies and programs established by the PIs and the External Advisory Committee; work towards program growth by helping the PIs identify programs, resources, and funding opportunities and requirements.

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. 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.

Job Requirements

Knowledge/Experience Requirements: PhD or equivalent degree in a field of science or engineering. 10+ years of research and leadership experience demonstrating exceptional achievement. High level of organizational ability, supervisory skills, technical knowledge of the equipment and diverse research that occurs in the facility, and ability to communicate persuasively. Experience in academia or industry related to particle science or engineering is required together with experience in supervising personnel. Capable of adapting to the changing needs of a research environment. Able to receive direction and to communicate effectively across all research groups in the laboratory. Must work effectively and cooperatively within a team environment.

Information and Application Process Instructions

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.

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To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Jamie Slater as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on Thank you.

Jamie Slater
280 Wilson Lab
Cornell University
Ithaca , NY 14853
Phone: 607-255-3819
E-Mail: evm

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