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The Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education (CLASSE) has an opening for a postdoctoral research associate within the Center for Bright Beams to work on cutting-edge superconducting radio-frequency (SRF) research for next-generation particle accelerators. A Ph.D. or an equivalent in physics, material science, or chemistry is required.

The Center for Bright Beams (CBB) is a new NSF Science and Technology Center, which represents a multi-institutional effort to dramatically improve the quality of accelerator beams, offering a variety of exciting research opportunities on all key aspects for beam generation, acceleration and production. With a multidisciplinary approach, the SRF research within the Center for Bright Beams offers unique research and career opportunities, and aims at developing methods for next-generation SRF cavities with significant higher fields and efficiencies than the current state-of-the-art.

The successful candidate will play a key role in the SRF related activities of CBB, including fostering collaborations among groups, and making core contributions to theme research, with particular focus on thin-film compound superconductors and on understanding the physics of high-field RF superconductivity.

Located on campus of a premier Ivy League Research University, CLASSE has a long history of excellence in various aspects of accelerator-related sciences and technology.  The research will be conducted using cutting-edge superconducting RF infrastructure available at CLASSE, with access to state-of-the-art surface analysis facilities at Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR).

Applicants should have experience in at least one of the following areas (multiple areas will be considered definite assets): SRF cavity preparation, testing, and data analysis; fundamental RF superconductivity; surface analyzing techniques; thin-film superconductors and growth; electrochemistry.

The initial Postdoctoral Associate appointment will be for one year, with the expectation for renewal for an additional two years.

Applications should be submitted at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11648 and should include a cover letter, a CV, and 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 Dr. Matthias Liepe at MUL2@cornell.edu.

 

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