Staff: Rare isotope beam research and development

The National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking to fill several positions for research and technical staffing the area of Rare Isotope Beam Research and Development (RIB R&D). Applicants should have a background or strong interest in RIB R&D areas such as:

• Target and beam dump systems for rare isotope beam   production
• ISOL target and ion source technology
• Remote handling
• High-performance fragment separator and magnetic spectrometers
• Stopping techniques for beams of rare isotopes produced by projectile fragmentation
• Ion trapping and laser spectroscopy
• Charge breeding with electron beam ion traps (EBITs)
• Detector systems for nuclear spectroscopy and reaction studies
• Radiation transport
• Heavy-ion superconducting accelerators 

Required Experience:
Individuals should be self-motivated and be able to work well within a team. Depending on the qualifications of the applicants, appointments can be made at an entry level or at a more senior level.
These positions also require excellent communication, planning, and organizational skills to successfully accomplish our goals.

Required Education:
A PhD in Physics or Chemistry is preferred
Minimum qualifications are a PHD or Masters in Engineering. 

This position may require limited travel.

MSU employees receive excellent benefits including health/dental plans, a generous retirement plan, and educational assistance. Appointment level and compensation will be commensurate with experience, demonstrated capability and the MSU salary structure. 

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.

For immediate consideration applicants should send a letter of application, a résumé, including a list of publications, and names and contact points for three professional references to or send your documents to:

 Human Resources
 National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory
 Michigan State University
 1 Cyclotron
 East Lansing, MI 48824

About NSCL:
MSU, located in East Lansing Michigan, is the nation’s eighth-largest university and home to the NSCL, a world-leading laboratory for rare isotope research and nuclear science education.  The NSCL is funded under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Science Foundation. MSU was selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to design and establish the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB). FRIB, adjoining NSCL, will be established over the next decade while NSCL is continuing its mission.
NSCL has approximately 300 employees, including 28 faculty members and more than 100 graduate and undergraduate students.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.