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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Physics-Astronomy 10032666
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific, Non-Union

Position Summary

Stephen Hsu, Senior Vice-President for Research and Professor of Physics at MSU, anticipates filling a postdoctoral position to start in the summer of 2020. The successful applicant will have broad interests in theoretical physics and good computational skills. In addition to research in particle physics and cosmology, he or she will work on problems in machine learning and computational genomics.

Ongoing MSU theoretical physics research includes QCD theory and phenomenology, electroweak symmetry breaking mechanisms, supersymmetry and other beyond-the-standard-model scenarios, cosmology, and collider phenomenology. Recently, a new group of 3 theorists have been hired in the area of lattice QCD. 

The Physics/Astronomy Department at MSU has 60 faculty members; it has strong research programs in Condensed Matter Physics, Nuclear Physics, and Astronomy, in addition to High Energy Physics (http://www.pa.msu.edu/hep/hept.html).

Appointments will normally be for one year, and are renewable subject to mutual agreement.

Required Degree

Doctorate -theoretical physics

Minimum Requirements

The successful applicant will have broad interests in theoretical physics and good computational skills. In addition to research in particle physics and cosmology, he or she will work on problems in machine learning and computational genomics.

 

Required Application Materials

Applicants should submit a CV, research plan, publication list, and the names of at least three references via the website at https://careers.msu.edu, posting #656372.  

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

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Special Instructions

Applicants should submit a CV, research plan, publication list, and the names of at least three references via the website at https://careers.msu.edu, posting #656372.  Appointments will normally be for one year, and are renewable subject to mutual agreement.

Review of Applications Begins On

07/07/2020

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