FRIB Theory Fellow

The FRIB Theory Alliance is seeking outstanding candidates for two FRIB Theory Fellows, one at Michigan State University and the other at a Partner Institution. The successful candidates will conduct independent or collaborative research at a Partner Institution on nuclear structure, reactions, astrophysics, and/or fundamental symmetries relevant to the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB). The FRIB Theory Alliance 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 2-yr position with the possibility of renewal for a maximum of 5 years. The initial stipend is $77k and this position has an annual travel budget of up to $5k.  This FRIB Theory Fellow will be an employee of Michigan State University stationed at a Partner Institution by mutual agreement. The successful candidates must demonstrate great promise for high scientific achievement in FRIB science and are expected to advance into an open faculty or permanent staff position in the field within 5 years of their initial appointment.

 The Hosting Institutions and host contact information are:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory – Erich Ormand:

Indiana University-Charles Horowitz:

Michigan State University Filomena Nunes:

 The application deadline is October 21, 2019.  Applicants should also communicate their interest with a specific Institution listed above. If you have any questions please contact Charlotte Elster:

Required Degree

Doctorate -Physics

Minimum Requirements

  • Ph.D. in Physics
  • Ability to work with export controlled technologies

Required Application Materials

  • CV
  • Research Statement
  • Name and emails addresses of three references


Apply online here: