CMS Associate Project Manager | Cornell University

Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based ScienceS and Education (CLASSE) operates world class facilities and carries out research driven by Cornell faculty in the fields of beam physics, photon science, particle and astrophysics in order to expand scientific knowledge, educate students and inspire the public.

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva Switzerland will have a major upgrade in the mid 2020’s to produce much more intense proton-proton collisions. The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the LHC will be upgraded to handle the larger data rate from the upgraded LHC. This person will see the project through from beginning to the end. The U.S. contributions to the upgrade project is shared between DOE and NSF.

The CMS Associate Project Manager (APM) will co-manage with the Deputy Project Manager the NSF scope of CMS detector upgrade. The APM will evaluate cost and risk, develop and review interface control documents, manage change control, and collaborate with the Fermilab Project Office (DOE) to track technical progress, schedule, and prepare reports. Frequent and creative use of analytic thinking and sophisticated design innovation is required to meet the development needs of the state-of-the-art detector upgrade.

Good communication skills are essential. Must be flexible, open and receptive to new ideas and approaches while working and communicating effectively with colleagues. Must show initiative and be able to adapt to the changing needs of a research environment. Incumbent will receive minimal supervision with considerable latitude in action, interpretation, deviation from standard procedures, and exercising innovative judgment and self-direction.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with 7-10 years of experience in a research environment. Demonstrated leadership skills in scientific environment.  Must be highly self-motivated and be able to quickly analyze and resolve complex problems when they occur during accelerator and equipment operation.  Frequent and creative use of analytic thinking and sophisticated design innovation is required to meet the development needs of the state of the art detector upgrade.  Effective communication of laboratory programs and scientific principles to the general public is required. Must be proficient in a broad range of IT skills including use of sophisticated software, system administration, web services, database transactions/schemas, application interface protocols, virtualization, productivity applications (word processing, spreadsheets, Web systems, database apps.), and project management methodology.  Capable of adapting to the changing needs of a research environment.  Able to receive directions and to communicate effectively across all research groups in the department.  Work effectively and cooperatively within a team environment.  Able to prepare status reports and communicate them effectively in oral presentations.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master degree in physics or engineer or Ph.D. in physics or a related field is optional.  Experience with 3-D mechanical design and analysis (FEA) programs desired.

Visa Sponsorship is not available.

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