Accelerator Scientist (Research Associate)

Accelerator Scientist (Research Associate)
Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator Sciences and Education


The Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education (CLASSE) has an opening for an accelerator scientist to work on: (1) improvements to the 6 GeV storage ring as a bright source of hard x-rays, (2) development of instrumentation and beam physics experiments, and (3) other CLASSE accelerator projects, as needed. The successful candidate will contribute to these activities by developing beam optics, accelerator equipment or beam instrumentation, and participating in commissioning and operations and machine experiments. CLASSE is a world leader in accelerator science and its applications.

Requirements include:

  • PhD in physics or engineering, with a background in one or more of the following: electrodynamics; beam physics; beam instrumentation and operation;
  • Demonstrated experience with experimental systems;
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to direct technical support personnel;
  • 2 – 3 years’ experience working successfully as part of a team in a collaborative and multidisciplinary scientific environment;
  • Familiarity or ability to quickly learn safety practices relevant to radiation generating devices.

The initial appointment is for three years with the possibility of extension.

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. The starting date is negotiable.

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