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Assistant/Associate Director for Science Programs at CHESS

Cornell University, Cornell High-Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS)

Job Title: Assistant/Associate Director for Science Programs at CHESS
Job Location: Ithaca , NY
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Engineering & applied sciences
Sciences and technology: other
Other Professional fields
Biology/biotechnology/life sciences
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2017-08-17
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Assistant/Associate Director for Science Programs at CHESS
Cornell University

The Cornell High-Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) in Ithaca, New York, USA has an opening for an Assistant/Associate Director for Science Programs.

A member of the senior management team, this position oversees CHESS’s scientific and technical programs.

Responsibilities include helping to identify scientific priorities, coordinating resources to accomplish research goals, reporting and communicating research accomplishments, managing relations between research groups, and working to build and sustain a portfolio of laboratory and research funding.

In addition, as a member of the scientific staff, the successful candidate may work on research projects aligned to her/his research interests.

This position will supervise and mentor undergraduates, graduate students, post-docs, as well as professional technical and scientific staff members.

Located on an Ivy League university campus in picturesque upstate New York, CHESS serves a world-wide community of materials researchers, biologists, chemists, physicists, and engineers. It is a National Science Foundation-supported National User Facility dedicated to novel studies in the materials, biological, and engineering sciences and to developing novel x-ray technology and has a strong service and team-oriented environment.

Cornell has received numerous awards ( for supporting employees and their families.

Cornell is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate should have proven ability to carry out a personal research program, direct scientific programs, establish diverse scientific collaborations, and have a strong record of obtaining and sustaining sponsored research support.

Experience leading multidisciplinary research groups is a significant plus.

A PhD in any area of physical, life, or engineering sciences and at least 10 years of relevant post-PhD experimental experience is preferred.

A solid publication record, fluency in the English language, and excellent communication skills are essential.

This appointment will be at the Cornell level of Senior Research Associate, for a five year term, and is renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds.

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.

For information about the position, contact CHESS Administration at

When inquiring or applying for this job opening, please also reference

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at Cornell University and at other institutions of higher education in the region on

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

Monica Wesley
130 Newman Lab
Ithaca , NY 14853
Phone: 1-607-255-4952

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