FRIB Theory Fellow

Position Overview

The FRIB Theory Center is seeking outstanding candidates for an FRIB Theory Fellowship. The successful candidate will conduct independent or collaborative research at one of the FRIB Theory Center partner institutions on nuclear structure, astrophysics, and/or fundamental symmetries relevant to the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB). The FRIB Theory Center is a consortium of universities and national laboratories actively engaged in theoretical research in FRIB science. FRIB will be a new national user facility for nuclear science, funded by the DOE Office of Science and operated by Michigan State University.

The FRIB Theory Fellowship is a two-year position with the possibility of renewal for a maximum of five years. The initial stipend is $70k and the position has an annual travel budget of up to $10k. The FRIB Theory Fellow may be placed at any of the FRIB Theory Center partner institutions by mutual agreement. The fellowship will be administrated by MSU and the FRIB Theory Fellow will be an MSU employee on remote assignment at the partner institution. The successful candidate must demonstrate great promise for high scientific achievement in FRIB science and is expected to advance into open faculty or permanent staff positions in the field within 5 years of the initial appointment.

MSU employees receive excellent benefits including health/dental plans, a generous retirement plan, and educational assistance.

MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and person with disabilities.

How to Apply
For immediate consideration, send resume, research plan, publication list, a preference for location, and the names plus and contacts of three references to Prof. Erich Ormand, Chair of the national FRIB Theory Fellow search committee (

The deadline to accept applications for the FRIB Theory Fellow has been extended until January 25, 2015. The position is a joint position at MSU/FRIB and a hosting institution.  The hosting institutions are:

  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • North Carolina State University
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Ohio University
MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.