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Michigan State University Research Associate-Fixed Term in East Lansing, Michigan

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff

Major Administrative Unit / College:Facility For Rare Isotope Beams

Department:Facility For Rare Isotope Beams 10049299

Sub Area:FAS- Fac./Acad Staff

Salary:Salary Commensurate with Experience

Location: East Lansing

Categories: Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Position Summary

FRIB will be a new world-leading scientific accelerator facility for nuclear science. FRIB is based on a 400 kW, 200 MeV/u heavy ion linear accelerator and uses projectile fragmentation or fission and in-flight separation to provide a wide variety of fast beams of rare isotopes, opening exciting research perspectives in low-energy nuclear science. One unique feature of FRIB is the availability of very low-energy (stopped) beams which are obtained using gas stopping and in the future solid stopper techniques and which can be reaccelerated.

The primary function of this position is to perform work to further develop and improve beam stopping techniques with regard to achieving high beam rate capability, improved beam purity, and easier operation. Some projects may also require adding new capabilities to existing modeling and simulation software used at FRIB. The candidate will be expected to work in a team environment and fully document study in journal articles, conference papers, and technical reports.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -low energy experimental physics, chemistry

Minimum Requirements

  • The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in low energy experimental physics, chemistry or related field and should have demonstrated expertise in working with production and/or manipulation of radioactive ion beams.

  • The ability to perform technical development in a collaborative environment is required, including excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work with export controlled technologies.

Desired Qualifications

Prior experience with gas stoppers, ISOL type target-ion sources, ion optical modeling, ion optical systems, ion trapping, and diagnostics are desirable.

Required Application Materials

  • Cover letter highlighting interest in and experience/expertise related to the open position.

  • Curriculum vita including a complete list of publications and presentations.

  • Contact information for at least three letters of recommendation.

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:https://msu.edu/together-we-will/

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MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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