Operations Accelerator Engineer
The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) will be a new national user facility for nuclear science, funded by the Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC), Michigan State University (MSU), and the State of Michigan. Under construction on campus and to be operated by MSU, FRIB will provide intense beams of rare isotopes (that is, short-lived nuclei not normally found on Earth). FRIB will enable scientists to make discoveries about the properties of these rare isotopes in order to better understand the physics of nuclei, nuclear astrophysics, fundamental interactions, and applications for society.
This position affords an exciting opportunity to become part of the world-class FRIB Project, and to get in on the ground floor of an emerging national user facility that will expand nuclear science into a whole new realm of possibility.
FRIB is searching for an Operations Accelerator Engineer to join the FRIB Project Team.
Major Position Responsibilities
- Operate ion sources, superconducting cyclotrons, superconducting linacs, and beam transport lines on a rotating shift schedule.
- Develop cyclotron beam tunes for new isotope beams and work on the improvement of cyclotron equipment and control programs.
- Monitor the facility status of major equipment including cryogenics systems, high-power RF transmitters, and high vacuum systems.
- Perform and assist in preventive maintenance and repair of accelerator and beam transport systems.
- Assists researchers in setting up and performing experiments.
- Responds to alarms and emergency situations according to defined procedures.
- Ability to work with export controlled items.
- A Bachelor’s degree in physics or related engineering field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- One or more years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in physics, electronics, or computer programming in one or more languages used by the NSCL.
- Experience with accelerators, ion optics, electronics, computer programming, mass spectrometers and vacuum systems
MSU employees receive excellent benefits including health/dental plans, a generous retirement plan, and educational assistance.
How to Apply
For immediate consideration, please go www.jobs.msu.edu, search for posting number 2522 and follow the application process.
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 $730M. 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 U.S. 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. MSU has recently opened the $45 million Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum and secured a win in the 2014 Rose Bowl (American football), both of which garnered national attention.
The campus sits between Lansing (Michigan’s capital city) and East Lansing. The Lansing area has a population of 350,000 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.