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Michigan State University(MSU) Single Event Effect Facility Coord/Engin / Engineering/Physicist Accelerator I in East Lansing, Michigan

Working/Functional Title

Single Event Effect Facility Coord/Engin

Position Summary

Michigan State University (MSU) operates the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) as a user facility for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC), supporting the mission of the DOE-SC Office of Nuclear Physics. FRIB provides researchers with one of the most advanced tools of modern science to study rare isotopes, or short-lived nuclei not normally found on Earth. Hosting what is designed to be the most powerful heavy-ion accelerator, FRIB enables scientists to make discoveries about the properties of rare isotopes, nuclear astrophysics, fundamental interactions, and applications for society, including in medicine, homeland security, and industry. User facility operation is supported by the DOE-SC Office of Nuclear Physics as one of 28 DOE-SC user facilities. MSU's nuclear physics graduate program is a top-ranked program nationally, according to U.S. News & World Report.

This position affords an exciting opportunity to become part of the world-class FRIB Laboratory that enables unique discovery opportunities in nuclear science.

*Purpose: *

The FRIB SEE Facility Coordinator will assist user teams with conducting experimental studies and will assist in maintaining and improving the facility's capabilities.                                                           

*Major Duties/Responsibilities: *

  • Maintain functional readiness of FSEE beamline, instrumentation, and user controls infrastructure to support user experimental programs.
  • Interface with and support user teams before, during, and after experimental operations.
  • Maintain equipment and process calibrations to ISO9001 standard. 
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties in the job classification. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Skilled in proactive, strategic, and detail-oriented approaches with a strong commitment to quality, efficiency, and effectiveness.
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems with processes and hardware.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to problem-solve and demonstrate sound critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with others and work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability and willingness to perform periodic shift duty, including nights and weekends.


Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Bachelor's degree in Systems or Computer Science; or Engineering or Physics, with coursework in Systems or Computer Science; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in electronics, mechanical and/or electrical drafting and fabrication techniques, or computer programming in one or more languages used by the FRIB; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with electrical and/or mechanical hardware systems and instrumentation
  • Experience with mechanical CAD software, such as SolidWorks or AutoCAD
  • Experience with electronic circuit design software, such as Altium or similar
  • Experience in user- or customer-interfacing roles
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, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials

Please provide a cover letter, resume and three professional references. 

Work Hours




Bidding eligibility ends August 22, 11:55 P