Research Support Specialist II

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, November 3, 2017
Archive Date: 
Friday, December 1, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Science Engineering
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Cornell University
Department Name: 
Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science
Street Line 1: 
106 Space Sciences Building
City: 
Ithaca
State/Province: 
NY
Zip/Postal: 
14853
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

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.

Job Advertisement

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Laboratory software skills including familiarity with the Labview environment, and ability to interface basic instrumentation.
  5. Basic laboratory electronic skills including soldering, wire-wrapping, bread-boarding of basic circuits.
  6. 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.

 

Apply online at: https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CornellCareerPage/job/Ithaca...

 

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$55000.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
Dependent on experience
Included Benefits: 

Information on offered benefits may be found at the following website:

https://hr.cornell.edu/benefits-pay

 

 

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Lynda Sovocool
Title: 
Finance and Human Resource Manager
Institution/Company: 
Cornell University
Department Name: 
Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science
Street Line 1: 
106 Space Sciences
City: 
Ithaca
State/Province: 
New York
Zip/Postal Code: 
14853
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
607-255-4342
FAX: 
607-255-3433
Email: 
lmk3@cornell.edu
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Lynda Sovocool, Finance and Human Resource Manager
Subject: 
Research Support Specialist II
Email: 
lmk3@cornell.edu