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Research Safety Systems and Equipment Specialist

Cornell University
Job Location:
Ithaca, New York
Laboratory and Research

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Research Safety Systems and Equipment Specialist

Research Support Specialist II - Band F

Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based ScienceS and Education (CLASSE)

The Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based ScienceS and Education (CLASSE) studies particle beams and accelerators, photon science, particle physics and the early universe, and serves students, the public and scientists from Cornell and around the world. The research missions of this laboratory are in many respects unique in the world.

The Research Safety Systems & Equipment Specialist will support the Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator- based ScienceS and Education (CLASSE) research mission by designing and maintaining permit required radiation safety systems and critical equipment controls and monitoring systems for all CLASSE sponsored research departments operating within Wilson Lab, Newman Lab, and the Physical Sciences Building. The Research Safety Systems & Equipment Specialist will impact the operation of multimillion-dollar equipment necessary for the successful completion of research programs employing hundreds of research staff and students. Systems directly affected by this position include the LINAC, Synchrotron, Cornell Electron Storage Ring (CESR), Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS), Cornell Brookhaven E (ERL-Energy Recovery Linac) Test Accelerator (CBETA), and Center for Bright Beams (CBB). This position hosts a plethora of challenging and unique opportunities in support of cutting-edge science and technology.

This position will collaboratively design, document, procure, install, assemble, commission, troubleshoot, repair, periodically test and maintain, radiation control safety systems and equipment controls and monitoring systems integral to the operation of the LINAC, Synchrotron, CESR, CHESS, CBETA, and CCB. Research Safety System and Equipment Specialist will execute system responsibilities by directing and overseeing projects with the support of 1 to 4 CLASSE Technicians, and will assist in daily supervision of CLASSE technicians when the Manager of Research Safety Systems and Infrastructure is absent. This position will maintain, coordinate, and execute component inventory, maintenance programs, and databases for associated equipment. Will also routinely work on and around potentially energized high-current magnets, pressurized water systems, compressed gases, pumps, compressors, cryogenic, and vacuum systems, and radiation producing devices.

Required qualifications include a bachelor's degree and 3 to 5 years of relevant experience or equivalent combination. Experience in design, fabrication, operation, troubleshooting, and repair of controls systems and related instrumentation. Proficiency in CAD and competence in Microsoft Office applications. Must be able to respond quickly to off-hour issues and emergencies. Must have impeccable communication and organizational skills and capable of adapting to the needs of a research environment. Must be able to work independently with sound judgement and decisive decision making in a team-oriented environment.

Experience in the following fields:

Would be beneficial to position to have previous experience in physical research environment, previous course work in physics and/or laboratory data collection techniques and/or PLCs, and/or support of ultra-high vacuum systems, cryogenic liquid systems, radio-frequency technologies, drafting and basic Linux programming.

Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position.

University Job Title: Research Support Spec II

Level: F

Pay Rate Type: Salary

Company: Endowed

Contact Name: Monica Wesley

Number of Openings: 1

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