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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 high-quality beams of rare isotopes, opening exciting research perspectives in low-energy nuclear science.

The primary mission of FRIB's Scientific Data Acquisition Group is to provide support for the FRIB Scientific Experimental Department with data acquisition solutions and best practices and develop new tools for data taking and analysis. The FRIB Scientific Data Acquisition Group does all this while maintaining and supporting the detector system's integration and interfacing.

The primary function of this position is to perform work in order to develop and support software for digital acquisition systems within the existing FRIB data acquisition and analysis frameworks. The project typically requires knowledge of object-oriented programming languages. In addition to development and maintenance of software, support of experimenters in the use of FRIB data acquisition and analysis tools for the success in their scientific endeavors is required. The candidate will be expected to work in a team environment and author 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 -Physics, Computer Science, or related field

Minimum Requirements

  • A Ph.D. in Physics, Computer Science, or a related field.

  • Demonstrated significant knowledge and expertise in object-oriented programming and languages such as C, C++, Python.

  • Possess considerable knowledge and expertise in maintenance software, such as Git.

  • The ability to perform and support development in a collaborative environment.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work with export controlled technology.

Desired Qualifications

Additional capabilities, such as Ph.D. in nuclear or high-energy physics or related areas, one or more years working with digital front ends with sampling speeds higher than 100 MSPS, and experience with NSCLDAQ and SpecTcl frameworks are a plus.

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.

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately and the search will continue until the position is filled.

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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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