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  • Data Engineer

    Baltimore, MD & Ithaca, NY
    Posted:

      "This position is primarily remote (90%). Occasional in-person trips to Cornell University and/or Johns Hopkins University will be needed for work directly involving software on new hardware. This requirement may best suit candidates located between Baltimore, MD and Ithaca, NY.”

     

    The Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Materials (PARADIM), a National Science Foundation Materials Innovation Platform developing the next generation of electronic and quantum materials, is looking for a full-time software engineer to join the platform’s materials data science team.

       

    The successful candidate must be capable of designing and implementing software solutions related to data acquisition, streaming, processing, and storage, and should have a keen desire to partner with scientists developing a versatile, real-time, streaming data infrastructure to enable discovery and development of novel interface materials that will drive the quantum computing revolution.  The ideal candidate will also have technical skills that complement a vision and creativity to find solutions to connecting Big Data from diverse experimental and computational laboratories as well as the rigor and experience to develop high-quality, production software and data pipelines to address these challenges. The ability to travel by car to the campuses of both Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, and the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, is strongly preferred.

       

    Install, Configure, Maintain and Troubleshoot

    • With the chief data officer and PARADIM leadership team, implement software solutions related to data acquisition, streaming, processing, and storage, both centrally and at end stations at both PARADIM Institutions (JHU and Cornell).
    • Work with PARADIM scientists to implement a versatile, real-time, streaming data infrastructure to enable discovery and development of novel interface materials that will drive the quantum computing revolution
    • Maintain monitoring systems to facilitate quick, proactive responses to routine failures, and to provide comprehensive performance data logging.
    • Provide general system administration on an as needed basis, including user account management, data access monitoring and controls, etc.
    • Plan for and deployment of patches and updates to the operating system and application software.
    • Implement software tools for data analysis and interpretation as needed by the PARADIM platform.
    • Other Systems tasks as assigned by supervisor

     

    Analysis and Design

    • With the chief data officer and PARADIM leadership team, design software solutions related to data acquisition, streaming, processing, and storage, both centrally and at end stations at both PARADIM Institutions (JHU and Cornell).
    • Work with PARADIM scientists to design a versatile, real-time, streaming data infrastructure to enable discovery and development of novel interface materials that will drive the quantum computing revolution
    • Document systems processes
    • Participate in the design of back-end and front end systems to implement PARADIMs data vision.
    • Research and implement new technologies that could be beneficial to PARADIM
    • Test and vet new technology in support of PARADIM efforts
    • Work with vendors to procure prototypes and demo units.

     

    Training/Education

    • Continuously evaluate new tools and technologies for use in PARADIM
    • Attend department and University-sponsored training to increase knowledge, improve skills, and learn new skills.  May substitute University training for supervisor approved commercial job-related course offerings.

     

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree. 
    • Five years related experience. 
    • Additional experience can be substituted for education and additional education can be substituted for experience.
    • 30 undergraduate degree credits or 18 graduate degree credits = 1 year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college coursework may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
    • Proficiency in at least one major object-oriented language such as Java, C++, or C#
    • Working knowledge of SQL and relational database management systems (RDBMS)
    • Experience with python, git, and github
    • Experience with pydata packages such as jupyterlab, cython, numpy, tensorflow
    • Experience working with instrumental data
    • Experience with Apache Kafka or Confluent Platform
    • Contributions towards open source software and commitment to open-source development
    • Strong drive to learn and independently develop new infrastructure that will advance research
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Professional demeanor
    •  "This position is primarily remote (90%). Occasional in-person trips to Cornell University and/or Johns Hopkins University will be needed for work directly involving software on new hardware. This requirement may best suit candidates located between Baltimore, MD and Ithaca, NY.”
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  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

    Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University Ithaca, NY
    Posted:

    The Cornell University Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) in the College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time, long-term Lecturer or Senior Lecturer position at Cornell’s Ithaca campus starting in the summer of 2022.  Cornell University is located in Ithaca, New York, with a county population of about 100,000 in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. Cornell and Ithaca offer a wide range of cultural activities, sports, and outdoor activities with the pleasures of both city and country close at hand.

    Depending on candidate qualifications and experience, the initial appointment will be either a three year (Lecturer) or five year (Senior Lecturer) appointment. This non-tenure track position is a professional teaching career track with the potential for growth, the expectation of reappointment, and eventual promotion for Lecturers. The department offers a competitive salary and benefits package, with lecturers playing an active role in departmental teaching, service, and governance. Cornell University also seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples, with its Dual Career program along with membership in the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium that assists with dual career searches.

    The rigorous curriculum of the highly-ranked Cornell MSE undergraduate program ranges from the fundamental chemistry and physics of materials to the detailed properties and applications of all classes of advanced materials. Self-standing laboratory courses and laboratory modules integrated with lecture courses are essential elements of this curriculum.  We are seeking candidates who can teach existing laboratory courses, in particular Junior Laboratory I and II, as well as develop new laboratory courses and modules associated with courses from the freshman to the senior undergraduate level. The strategic plan of the MSE department outlines the addition of new instructional resources in the areas of materials characterization, processing and manufacturing.  An ideal candidate will exhibit the educational innovation and initiative needed to design laboratory experiences that fully utilize departmental as well as campus-wide resources and enable undergraduates to acquire the skills and knowledge relevant to careers in advanced materials.  The first three years of the appointment will include laboratory teaching and curriculum development during the fall and spring semesters in the academic year as well curriculum  development  and support of laboratory and apparatus improvements in the winter breaks and summer semesters.   Once these laboratory experiences are established and incorporated successfully into the curriculum, there is potential for this position to include collaborative lecturing responsibilities with other MSE faculty in elective lecture courses that MSE plans to add to its curriculum, such as courses concerned with metallurgy, manufacturing, and materials for medicine. MSE also encourages scholarship in the areas of laboratory instructional pedagogy and research-based teaching strategies, particularly as such scholarship contributes to the program. Disseminating engineering education results via conference presentations and publications is desirable, and funds are available to support the presentation and/or publication of pedagogy research.

    By August 2022 candidates should have been granted a PhD or equivalent degree in materials science and engineering or in a related field such as chemistry, physics, or an engineering discipline involving mechanical, electrical, chemical, or biological materials. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence, familiarity with the pedagogy of laboratory instruction, and facility with designing and operating scientific apparatus.  Applicants should submit a cover letter; a curriculum vitae (CV); a statement addressing their experience and skills in teaching, including instruction in a laboratory environment; and a statement describing their approach to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion (described below).  Included in the application should be the names of at least three people who can, upon the request of the MSE department, provide reference letters that speak to the candidate’s teaching and laboratory abilities. Candidates may optionally include copies of publications, recent teaching evaluations and/or syllabi, and any other relevant materials.

    The MSE Department and the College of Engineering at Cornell   embrace diversity and seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts and is inclusive of students of all races, nationalities and genders. People from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. The required diversity statement should describe the candidate’s potential contributions to diversity and inclusion and should parallel the statement expected of applicants to tenure-track positions detailed in the University’s Contribution to Diversity statement

    The above application materials should be submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20325.

    Applications will be reviewed starting Dec. 1 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Inquiries about your application may be directed to mse-lecturer-search@cornell.edu.

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