Department Mission and Background Information
Cornell is a private Ivy League University and the land grant University for New York State. Cornell Center for Atmospheric and Planetary Science’s Mission is to discover, preserve, & disseminate knowledge, produce creative works, and promote culture within these sciences throughout the Cornell community. The center also aims, through public outreach to enhance the lives and livelihoods of our students, the people of new York, and others around the world.
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.
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