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Energy Systems Institute Lab Manager
Cornell University in Ithaca, New York
 
 
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Date Posted 01/15/2022
Category
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

   

Effective January 1, 2022, all new Cornell hires, regardless of role and work location, must be fully vaccinated and present proof of an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccination or have a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption. Failure to demonstrate compliance with this requirement prior to the first day of work will result in the delay of employment with Cornell and may result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

   

   

Who We Are:

The Cornell Energy Systems Institute (CESI) is the lead organization for technology-based research and education in energy. The institute is uniquely positioned to tackle the planet’s most pressing challenges in the area of clean and sustainable energy technology through research, education, and technology spinoff ventures. The institute’s mission is to make energy systems with low carbon footprint the norm through innovations in materials, technology, and systems design.

The Energy Systems Institute Laboratory, a 4,000 square foot, 24/7 facility, in Kimball is designed to support soft matter research and technology scale-up activities that support the mission of the institute. The laboratory is available on a fee-for-service basis to anyone, with priority given to ESI stakeholders.  Individuals may access the lab and its equipment, taking new material from concept to prototype.  The lab boasts unique capabilities for materials synthesis, physical characterization, material structure-property-processing analysis, and scale-up. The ESI laboratory also includes a variety of analytical instruments for evaluating materials, devices, and systems in applications including carbon capture and conversion, electrochemical energy storage in batteries & fuel cells, photonic and photovoltaics and hydrogels for biomedicine and drug delivery.  The open lab encourages partnerships internal to Cornell and between companies and the university.

What You Will Do:

The responsibility of this position includes management of the Energy Systems Institute Lab. Specific responsibilities under the laboratory management function of the position will include: 

  • User support and training;

  • Management of a team of expert users and postdoctoral scientists who will be responsible for instrument maintenance and new user training.

  • System maintenance;

  • Purchasing, inventory and reporting;

  • Procedures and process documentation and improvement;

  • Lab safety protocols and tracking compliance of those protocols.

  • Finance and usage analysis

What We Need:

A bachelor’s degree and 3 to 5 years of relevant experience or equivalent combination with 2 to 3 years of lab experience (academic, industry, and/or government) or equivalent is required. Applicants with electrochemistry laboratory and clean room experience are preferred. Must have demonstrated ability to work safely with hazardous chemicals and be comfortable working in a dynamic environment. Must be able to interact effectively as part of a team with users at all levels of competence. Electrical, electronic, and mechanical trouble shooting skills are required. Demonstrated ability to learn new hands-on skills. Willingness to work patiently with diverse population of researchers and other users, as they gain the required skills to safely and successfully operate lab equipment.

What We Prefer :

PhD degree in engineering or science discipline with at least 2 years of leadership experience. Strong writing and oral communication skills. Familiarity with graphical programs, including Adobe Acrobat, Illustrator, Photoshop

What We Offer:

  • This position is full-time and is located in Ithaca, New York.  This position's primary work location will be on-campus with occasional ability for remote work.

  • The opportunity to work with a dynamic group of people in a high-growth organization where employee development is promoted.

  • We hope you appreciate great benefits. Cornell receives national recognition, as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.

    • Our benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, access to wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, and generous retirement contributions.

    • Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 12 holidays: e.g., an end-of-year winter break, from December 25th through January 1st.

    • Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, Tuition Aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance program.

  • We invite you to follow this link to get more information: https://hr.cornell.edu/sites/default/files/documents/benefits_overview_endowed.pdf

How to Apply:

When applying through our system, please submit both a cover letter and resume/CV for full consideration. You can upload documents either by “dragging and dropping” them into the dropbox or by using the “upload” icon on the application page. For more detailed instructions on how to apply to a job at Cornell, visit How We Hire on the HR website. If you are an internal employee, please log in to Workday .

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations.

Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

  

University Job Title:

Research Support Spec II

Job Family:

Academic Support

Level:

F

Pay Rate Type:

Salary

Company:

Endowed

Contact Name:

Sue Shipman

Number of Openings:

1

Job Titles and Pay Ranges:

To learn more about Cornell’s non-union staff job titles and pay ranges, see Career Navigator . The final rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.

  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.

  • Unique applicable skills.

Current Employees:

If you currently work at Cornell University, please exit this website and log in to Workday using your Net ID and password. Select the Career icon on your Home dashboard to view jobs at Cornell.

Online Submission Guidelines:

Most positions at Cornell will require you to apply online and submit both a resume/CV and cover letter.  You can upload documents either by “dragging and dropping” them into the dropbox or by using the “upload” icon on the application page. For more detailed instructions on how to apply to a job at Cornell, visit How We Hire on the HR website.

Employment Assistance:

If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity at voice (607) 255-3976, fax (607) 255-7481, or email at owdi@cornell.edu .

For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting.

Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.

Notice to Applicants:

Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here . This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.

EEO Statement:

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

2022-01-13-08:00

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

   

Effective January 1, 2022, all new Cornell hires, regardless of role and work location, must be fully vaccinated and present proof of an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccination or have a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption. Failure to demonstrate compliance with this requirement prior to the first day of work will result in the delay of employment with Cornell and may result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

   

   

Who We Are:

The Cornell Energy Systems Institute (CESI) is the lead organization for technology-based research and education in energy. The institute is uniquely positioned to tackle the planet’s most pressing challenges in the area of clean and sustainable energy technology through research, education, and technology spinoff ventures. The institute’s mission is to make energy systems with low carbon footprint the norm through innovations in materials, technology, and systems design.

The Energy Systems Institute Laboratory, a 4,000 square foot, 24/7 facility, in Kimball is designed to support soft matter research and technology scale-up activities that support the mission of the institute. The laboratory is available on a fee-for-service basis to anyone, with priority given to ESI stakeholders.  Individuals may access the lab and its equipment, taking new material from concept to prototype.  The lab boasts unique capabilities for materials synthesis, physical characterization, material structure-property-processing analysis, and scale-up. The ESI laboratory also includes a variety of analytical instruments for evaluating materials, devices, and systems in applications including carbon capture and conversion, electrochemical energy storage in batteries & fuel cells, photonic and photovoltaics and hydrogels for biomedicine and drug delivery.  The open lab encourages partnerships internal to Cornell and between companies and the university.

What You Will Do:

The responsibility of this position includes management of the Energy Systems Institute Lab. Specific responsibilities under the laboratory management function of the position will include: 

  • User support and training;

  • Management of a team of expert users and postdoctoral scientists who will be responsible for instrument maintenance and new user training.

  • System maintenance;

  • Purchasing, inventory and reporting;

  • Procedures and process documentation and improvement;

  • Lab safety protocols and tracking compliance of those protocols.

  • Finance and usage analysis

What We Need:

A bachelor’s degree and 3 to 5 years of relevant experience or equivalent combination with 2 to 3 years of lab experience (academic, industry, and/or government) or equivalent is required. Applicants with electrochemistry laboratory and clean room experience are preferred. Must have demonstrated ability to work safely with hazardous chemicals and be comfortable working in a dynamic environment. Must be able to interact effectively as part of a team with users at all levels of competence. Electrical, electronic, and mechanical trouble shooting skills are required. Demonstrated ability to learn new hands-on skills. Willingness to work patiently with diverse population of researchers and other users, as they gain the required skills to safely and successfully operate lab equipment.

What We Prefer :

PhD degree in engineering or science discipline with at least 2 years of leadership experience. Strong writing and oral communication skills. Familiarity with graphical programs, including Adobe Acrobat, Illustrator, Photoshop

What We Offer:

  • This position is full-time and is located in Ithaca, New York.  This position's primary work location will be on-campus with occasional ability for remote work.

  • The opportunity to work with a dynamic group of people in a high-growth organization where employee development is promoted.

  • We hope you appreciate great benefits. Cornell receives national recognition, as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.

    • Our benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, access to wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, and generous retirement contributions.

    • Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 12 holidays: e.g., an end-of-year winter break, from December 25th through January 1st.

    • Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, Tuition Aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance program.

  • We invite you to follow this link to get more information: https://hr.cornell.edu/sites/default/files/documents/benefits_overview_endowed.pdf

How to Apply:

When applying through our system, please submit both a cover letter and resume/CV for full consideration. You can upload documents either by “dragging and dropping” them into the dropbox or by using the “upload” icon on the application page. For more detailed instructions on how to apply to a job at Cornell, visit How We Hire on the HR website. If you are an internal employee, please log in to Workday .

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations.

Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

  

University Job Title:

Research Support Spec II

Job Family:

Academic Support

Level:

F

Pay Rate Type:

Salary

Company:

Endowed

Contact Name:

Sue Shipman

Number of Openings:

1

Job Titles and Pay Ranges:

To learn more about Cornell’s non-union staff job titles and pay ranges, see Career Navigator . The final rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.

  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.

  • Unique applicable skills.

Current Employees:

If you currently work at Cornell University, please exit this website and log in to Workday using your Net ID and password. Select the Career icon on your Home dashboard to view jobs at Cornell.

Online Submission Guidelines:

Most positions at Cornell will require you to apply online and submit both a resume/CV and cover letter.  You can upload documents either by “dragging and dropping” them into the dropbox or by using the “upload” icon on the application page. For more detailed instructions on how to apply to a job at Cornell, visit How We Hire on the HR website.

Employment Assistance:

If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity at voice (607) 255-3976, fax (607) 255-7481, or email at owdi@cornell.edu .

For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting.

Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.

Notice to Applicants:

Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here . This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant.

EEO Statement:

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

2022-01-13-08:00

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