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Scientist FRIB/NSCL-Continuing

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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

Low-Energy Rare Isotope Beam Scientist

Position Summary

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams is searching for a self-driven, energic, scientist who enjoys solving complex problems. 

As a Low-Energy Rare Isotope Beam Scientist, you will...

  • Operates beam stopping systems including linear gas stoppers, a cyclotron gas stopper, a batch-mode-ion source system, as well as mass separation and beam transport systems, and supporting the maintenance of those [30%]
  • Prepares and develops new beams and contributes to continuous efforts aiming at increased beam purity and higher beam rates [30%]
  • Contributes to technical innovation related to ion sources, solid-stopper ion source systems, low-energy beam optics, ion manipulation instrumentation, and specialized detection systems for low-energy rare isotope beams [20%]
  • Performs calculations using both analytical as well as computer modeling in support of these developments [15%]
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties in this job classification. [5%]


You will have the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the job duties...

  • Knowledge of ion beam production and related techniques
  • Knowledge of beam physics, beam diagnostics, and vacuum technology
  • Skill and ability to operate and maintain complex technical systems
  • Skill and ability in the application or the development of ion beams
  • Ability to analyze and resolve technical problems in a timely manner
  • Ability to effectively work in a team
  • Ability to perform moderate to complex mathematical calculations

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 -Experimental Physics, Nuclear Chemistry,

Minimum Requirements

You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...

  • Hold a PhD in Experimental Physics, Nuclear Chemistry, or related field
  • Have three years of demonstrated work in experimental research
  • Have demonstrated experience in the development, testing, or operation of scientific instrumentation or equipment for beam manipulation
  • Ability to work with export-controlled technologies

Desired Qualifications

You'll go above and beyond our minimum qualifications if you...

  • Demonstrated experience in the operation of ISOL-type target ion source systems, gas stopper systems, radio-frequency ion guides or traps, mass separators including multi-reflection time-of-flight systems, or ion sources including laser ion sources
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of radioactive material and the manipulation and use of rare isotope beams
  • Demonstrated experience in programming in C++ or similar languages, in the use of Monte-Carlo codes for particle transport in the matter, charged particle beam transport codes, and electromagnetic physics simulations codes

Required Application Materials

You are required to submit a CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references.

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Special Instructions

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