National Superconducting
Cyclotron Laboratory


The National Science Foundation’s National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, NSCL, was a national scientific user facility available to scientists from around the world. It allowed scientists to make scientific discoveries about the inner workings of atoms and their role in the universe. It operated for over 40 years, with the first experiment conducted in September 1982. The NSCL equipment has now transitioned to the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams. Experiments at FRIB began when user operation commenced in May 2022.

FRIB is a scientific user facility for nuclear science. FRIB hosts what is designed to be the most powerful heavy-ion accelerator, providing intense beams of rare isotopes (that is, short-lived nuclei not normally found on Earth). FRIB enables 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.

The establishment of FRIB was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC), Michigan State University (MSU), and the State of Michigan, and user facility operation is supported by the DOE-SC Office of Nuclear Physics.

FRIB is a great place to fuel your career and has a diverse range of opportunities such as:

  • Academic positions (continuing appointment) – positions such as instrument scientists, physicists, academic specialists, etc.
  • Faculty positions – positions such as professors, assistant professors, junior faculty, etc.
  • Postdoctoral research associates
  • Staff positions – positions such as engineers, skilled-trades roles known as instrument makers, business support roles in accounting, human resources, information technology, office administration, communications, and more.
  • Undergraduate and graduate student employment

Please visit and search for “FRIB” and follow the application process to view a current listing of employment opportunities.

For more information regarding employment, contact FRIB Human Resources. For more FRIB news and employment updates, follow FRIB on LinkedIn.