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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 765736
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

Magnetic Spectrometer Instrument Scientist

Position Summary

Major Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide user support for magnetic spectrometers at FRIB for experiments with rare isotope beams by:
    • Answering technical questions for users during the preparation of experiment proposals.
    • Provide software packages necessary for using data acquisition and data analysis.
    • Ensure the proper functioning of the device as specified in the standard configuration.
    • Perform device setting changes during the experiment as required by the experimenters.
    • Provide support during the experiment to ensure the proper functioning of the device.
    • Assist users in inspecting and understanding online data.
    • Assist users during the off-line analysis phase.
  • Operate assigned spectrometers safely and reliably with high availability
  • Contribute to maintenance and technical improvements of the magnetic spectrometer and supporting systems
  • Take on an active role in the development of new tools (detectors, software, electronics…) to improve the overall performance of spectrometer devices
  • Assist with defining and documenting standard maintenance and operating procedures
  • Conduct scientific research related to nuclear physics and/or magnetic spectrometer and related instrumentation technologies and publish scientific results 


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

  • Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Nuclear Physics, or a related field
  • Three years of demonstrated or comparable experience in the use of magnetic spectrometers, associated beam diagnostics, detector systems, and beam optics
  • Ability to work with export controlled technologies

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with magnetic spectrometers and/or ~MeV/u scale energy beam diagnostics devices
  • Experience implementing technical developments for nuclear science experiments
  • Research experience in experimental nuclear science

Required Application Materials

CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references.

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