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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

Rare Isotope Beam Scientist

Position Summary

The Rare Isotope Scientist will accomplish conceptual development, efficient implementation, and effective operation of advanced instrumentation systems of the Laboratory, including research and development on advanced instrumentation systems relevant to future programs of the Laboratory.


Major Duties/Responsibilities

  • Develop methods to improve FRIB fragment separation, reduce the time and effort necessary to deliver rare isotope beams 
  • Operate fragment separators, beamlines and experimental devices 
  • Deliver beams required for facility development and science experiments 
  • Perform research with rare isotopes to enhance the reputation and visibility of the facility 
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties in this position classification


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of experimental techniques in nuclear science, ion optics, and instrumentation with expertise in one of these areas
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct research in nuclear science and to deliver instrument improvement projects
  • Experience conducting experiments in nuclear science and data analysis
  • Knowledge and operation of fragment separators or magnetic spectrometers is highly desired
  • Excellent communication skills to communicate effectively and credibly with all audiences, both verbally and in writing

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 -Physics or related field

Minimum Requirements

  • PhD in Physics or related field
  • Record of accomplishments in nuclear science
  • Demonstration of knowledge of experimental techniques in nuclear science, ion optics, and instrumentation, with expertise in one of these areas

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience operating and using fragment separators or magnetic spectrometers

Required Application Materials

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for three reference letter writers 

Special Instructions

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