Detector Systems Physicist
The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) will be a new scientific 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 offers an exciting opportunity to become part of the world-class FRIB Project, and to get in on the ground floor of an emerging scientific user facility that will expand nuclear science into a whole new realm of possibility.
FRIB is searching for a Detector Physicist to join the FRIB Project Team. This position will reside in and support the Operations Department at NSCL.
Major position responsibilities
Work within the framework of the NSCL detector lab.
Fabricate, optimize, and maintain detector systems for Operations and Nuclear Physics experiments.
Support the development and R&D of new detector systems.
Perform research and development projects to enhance the performance of the facility.
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 the future program of the laboratory.
PhD in physics or chemistry in the area of nuclear, particle, or high energy experimental physics is required.
Record of accomplishment in field of expertise.
Experience with construction and development of particle and radiation detectors such as ion chambers, gas proportional counters, position tracking detectors, scintillators, silicon, and HPGe detectors is required.
Self-motivated and able to work well within a team.
Excellent communication, planning, and organizational skills.
Operational experience with larger detector setups in experimental devices, including detector maintenance and data acquisition, is desired.
MSU employees receive excellent benefits including health/dental plans, a generous retirement plan, and educational assistance.
How to apply
For immediate consideration, please go to jobs.msu.edu, search for posting number 4365 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 $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.