FRIB Visiting Scholar Program for Experimental Science 2017

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) and the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) invite applications for the FRIB Visiting Scholar Program for Experimental Science 2017.

Position overview

The program was started to encourage and help junior researchers to establish a research program at FRIB/NSCL. The award supports short-term stays at FRIB/NSCL for junior/non-tenured faculty or staff members. The award consists of a stipend of $5,000 intended for travel and local expenses. A typical stay would be for one to two months, during which the scholar is expected to focus on current and/or future experiments at FRIB/NSCL. Each year up to two awards will be made.

How to apply

Interested individuals should send a CV and a 1-2 page description of the research program and specific goals of the stay directly to:

Professor Michael Thoennessen
640 S. Shaw Lane
FRIB/NSCL, Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
OR e-mail the documents to

The deadline for the applications is January 31, 2017.

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.

About FRIB and MSU, and the East Lansing community

FRIB is currently under construction and baselined at a total project cost of $730 million. Upon start of user operation in 2022, FRIB will enable scientists to make discoveries about the properties of rare isotopes in order to better understand the physics of nuclei, nuclear astrophysics, fundamental interactions, and applications of rare isotopes to benefit society.

MSU is one of the largest university campuses in the United States. with a beautiful campus of 5,000 tree- filled acres. It has 17 degree-granting colleges and is a center for academic and research activities as well as the arts and athletics.

The campus sits between Lansing (Michigan’s capital city) and East Lansing. The Lansing area has a population of more than 460,000 and offers lovely suburban areas, loft condos and other urban living opportunities as well as easy-to-get-to rural areas. A symphony orchestra, excellent health care, many community and professional theatres, rivers, lakes, outdoor festivals, close access to large cities and Lake Michigan make for a near-perfect living environment.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.