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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 626929
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: Facility For Rare Isotope Beams
Department: Nat'l Superconducting Cyclotron Lab 10049216
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific, Non-Union

Position Summary

MSU is seeking to fill a position of a post-doctoral research associate beginning in June 2020. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in nuclear theory, or anticipate Ph.D. completion by Summer 2020. Applicants are expected to have knowledge in the area of direct reaction theory and experiencing with writing scientific codes. Applicants should have a strong research record and display significant initiative as well as communication skills that complement their technical skills. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to research efforts in nuclear reaction theory at NSCL. The appointment will initially be for one year with the possibility of renewal up to three years, depending on performance and the availability of funds.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Theoretical Nuclear Physics

Minimum Requirements

Ph.D. in Theoretical Nuclear Physics.  Prior experience with reaction theory.  Knowledge in the area of direct reaction theory.  Experience with writing scientific codes. The ability to work with export controlled technologies.

Desired Qualifications

  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong research record
  • Display significant initiative

Required Application Materials

Interested candidates should submit their application with the following materials:

  • Curriculum Vita including a complete list of publications
  • Cover Letter including a brief statement of research interests
  • Three letters of recommendation

Special Instructions

General questions regarding the position may be sent to Prof. Filomena Nunes (

Review of Applications Begins On



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