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Mechanical Design-Drafter (Drafter III)

The Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education (CLASSE) has an immediate opening for a mechanical design-drafter (Drafter III) to contribute to the design and documentation of highly specialized equipment for particle accelerators. Generate sophisticated 3D parametric CAD solid models and working drawings of parts and assemblies by applying fundamental mechanical design principles and collaborating with accelerator physicists, engineers and technicians. Translate design concepts into 3D CAD models and detailed 2D engineering shop drawings; design and prepare complicated 2D mechanical assembly drawings and production detail drawings from existing 3D models as well as from hand drawn and computer sketches. Revise and review existing CAD models and drawings created by engineers as well as other CLASSE designers. Create and revise electrical schematics, control wiring diagrams, floor plans and related drawings. Generate a lab-wide drawing distribution of new and revised drawings by operating various graphic reproduction tools (engineering photo copier and several types of color/BW printers); re-file existing hard copies into a numerically organized drawing file system.

Requirements: Formal training beyond a HS Diploma of 1 to 2 years of college course work, or Associate’s degree or equivalent; at least 2 years of relevant work experience. Formal 3D CAD training and/or experience. Must demonstrate superior aptitude with commercial CAD software such as Autodesk Inventor and AutoCAD. Proven experience in creating detailed production drawings for fabrication in machine shops. Demonstrated understanding of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) and related precision machining practices. Ability to apply innovative techniques and reasoning to parametric solid modeling design projects. Candidates must work efficiently within tight schedules and have demonstrated the ability to successfully manage multiple, overlapping projects.

Preferred Experience: Create and develop baseline mechanical designs by applying basic understanding and application of fundamental mechanical design principles. Identify potential design flaws and offer solutions. Familiarity with Engineering Document Management Systems (like Autodesk Vault) and revision/version control. Sound working knowledge of business software and web-based productivity tools available with current technology.

Please apply online at (posting number 23641).

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Postdoctoral Associate

The Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education (CLASSE) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Associate position with its effort on Fermilab E989, the Muon g-2 experiment. The Cornell group plays significant roles in the development of both the detector and the muon storage ring beam instrumentation. Hardware responsibilities range from for development of a new, fast injection kicker, which is required to store the muon beam, to the development of the electromagnetic calorimeter electronics for detecting decay electrons. The Cornell group also plays a leading role in a broad range of simulation and analysis efforts covering muon beam dynamics, detector performance, and the spin precession analysis. The successful applicant will assume key responsibilities in the electronics design and construction projects, as well as in the development of reconstruction and analysis techniques for the determination of g-2, and in the commissioning / analysis activities of the experiment. To maintain continuity of effort, the postdoc position will ideally begin late Spring or early Summer, 2014.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in experimental high energy, nuclear or accelerator physics. Applications should be submitted at and should include a CV, a list of publications, a statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation. All materials, including all letters of recommendation, must be received by January 31, 2014. For information about the position, contact Prof. Lawrence Gibbons at Cornell University is an equal-opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Assistant Professor

The Department of Physics of Cornell University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in theoretical high-energy physics. Candidates should complement and strengthen the existing research program in the Laboratory for Elementary-Particle Physics. String theory and formal field theory are areas of particular interest. The search will focus at the assistant professor level, but more senior candidates may be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct an outstanding research program and be an effective teacher in the undergraduate and graduate instructional program of the Physics Department. Applications should be submitted at (posting #2253) and should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation. All materials, including all letters of recommendation, must be received by December 1, 2012. Cornell University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, and applications from female and minority candidates are strongly encouraged.