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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 717945
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, Continuing System Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Working/Functional Title

Gamma Ray Experiment Scientist

Position Summary

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at Michigan State University is seeking outstanding candidates to support in-beam Gamma-ray spectroscopy experiments and associated research. FRIB maintains the segmented germanium array SeGA for high-resolution in-beam gamma-ray spectroscopy with fast and reaccelerated beam and has been hosting the gamma-ray tracking array GRETINA for extended campaigns. The high-efficiency, modest-resolution scintillator array CAESAR complements the set of available detection systems.

Major Position Responsibilities

  • User support for SeGA, CAESAR, GRETINA and in the future GRETA
  • Contribute to the maintenance and developments in support of the involved detection technologies, including hardware and laboratory-specific software
  • Perform and publish scientific research related to nuclear physics and/or gamma-ray detection technologies


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 Degree

Doctorate -Nuclear Physics or related field

Minimum Requirements

Required Qualifications 

  • At least 3 years of demonstrated experience with highly-segmented Ge detectors, in-beam gamma-ray spectroscopy, and associated DAQ systems, and analysis software
  • Excellent planning and communication skills
  • Ability to work with export-controlled items

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with auxiliary detectors commonly used for in-beam gamma-ray spectroscopy. e.g. Si or gas-filled detectors for recoil detection
  • Experience with digital data acquisition systems for gamma-ray and particle detection
  • Experience with scintillator arrays for spectroscopy
  • Experience with Monte Carlo simulations pertaining to in-beam gamma-ray spectroscopy

Required Application Materials

CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references

Special Instructions

CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references

Review of Applications Begins On



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