The CUNY Advanced Science Research Center

brings the nation’s leading urban public university to a landmark moment in its multibillion-dollar commitment to innovative science.

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A number of positions are available as the Advanced Science Research Center builds, ranging from advanced research scientists to research and laboratory technicians to administrative and technical support staff. Current and upcoming posts are noted below:

Professor & Director – Photonics Initiative (Job ID #14392)

The ASRC seeks a dynamic and innovative scientist with demonstrated leadership and research accomplishments in Photonics to serve as Professor and Director of Photonics. The position will be a tenured faculty member and program administrator. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in teaching and research; oversee the Photonics program; lead researchers in collaborative projects and activities; lead the continued acquisition of external funding; recruit new faculty; and ensure compliance with federal research guidelines and University policies.

Applicants must be accomplished and respected researchers in a Photonics area with a solid record of scholarly activities and possess appropriate credentials for a senior faculty appointment at one of the CUNY colleges. Preference will be given to those whose experimental research focus areas include but are not limited to one or more of the following: nanophotonics, terahertz technology, ultrafast spectroscopy, and plasmonics.

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MRI Facility Manager (Job ID #15579)

Applications are invited for an MRI Facility Manager. The ASRC will house a research-dedicated, state-of-the-art neuroimaging facility with a 3-tesla Siemens Prisma MRI scanner along with excellent infrastructure and other cutting-edge facilities. Reporting to the Deputy Executive Director, the MRI Facility Manager will take responsibility for the day-to-day operation, maintenance and management of the MRI facility. Duties include the development and provision of training in addition to assisting internal and external users. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be involved in collaborative research in the scientific areas supported at the ASRC, and will be encouraged to develop and drive an independent research program focused on MRI/fMRI and its uses in modern scientific research in the environmental sciences.

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Data Networking Associate (Job ID #14851)

Reporting to the IT Manager, the Data Networking Associate will be responsible to provide changes and design for a mixed CISCO & Juniper networking infrastructure for a research-based facility. She/he will be the first point of contact in case of troubles affecting both Networks and CUCM services. S/he will work with the network team designing and developing both data and voice networks to meet increasing demand and security concerns. S/he will also make recommendations concerning new network, VoIP and security products. S/he may need to work beyond the usual schedule depending on the situation.  The role requires strong technical and communications skills.

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Research Associate – Chen Group (Job ID #15519)

The Chen laboratory ( of the ASRC Nanoscience Initiative seeks an outstanding postdoctoral researcher to work on bio-inspired water-responsive materials and develop the next generation actuators, energy harvesting and storage devices. Job duties include, but not limited to, designing and carrying out experiments; analyzing and interpreting the data; preparing presentations and publications, assist students in conducting research.

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Finance Budget Manager (Job ID #15526)

Applications are invited for a Finance Budget Manager to support the administration of various financial accounts,including processing,tracking payments and revenues, preparing financial reports, and developing/updating budget models to forecast multi-year financial performance.

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For further inquiries regarding any recruiting matters, including future needs not yet posted here please contact:

Adil Tahir
ASRC Human Resources Manager