Research Associate-Fixed Term

Michigan State University
August 31, 2025
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Research Associate-Fixed Term

Apply now Job no: 895319 Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff Major Administrative Unit / College: Facility For Rare Isotope Beams Department: Facility For Rare Isotope Beams 10049299 Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience Location: East Lansing Categories: Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Position Summary

The Research Associate will perform research and development in nuclear astrophysics with SECAR supporting the NSF nuclear astrophysics group in the FRIB Experimental Nuclear Science division.

Major Duties/Responsibilities

  • Research
  • Prepare and conduct experiments in experimental nuclear astrophysics, analyze and interpret the data, and disseminate the results in peer-reviewed journals and at professional meetings
  • Advance the understanding of the SECAR system and develop, test, implement, and document improvements, auxiliary detection systems, associated data acquisition systems, and analysis tools.
  • Be an active member of the NSF Nuclear Astrophysics Group and the FRIB Experimental Research Division and collaborate with other researchers and staff to further nuclear astrophysics science
  • Follow Laboratory-wide policies, procedures, and standards and contribute to a safe and welcoming environment at the Laboratory
  • Interact with undergraduate and graduate students and help to supervise their research
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties in this job classification.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply principles and techniques pertaining to nuclear science and experimental research.

    Experience with computer programming for the purpose of acquiring and analyzing data and for comparison with model predictions.

    Excellent communication skills to communicate effectively and credibly, both verbally and in writing to peers and the scientific community.

    Demonstrated interest in nuclear astrophysics.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

    Required Degree

    Doctorate -Nuclear Physics

    Minimum Requirements
  • PhD in Nuclear Physics, Nuclear & Radiochemistry, Nuclear Astrophysics, or related fields.
  • Experience in experimental nuclear physics research including detection systems, beam transport systems, and data acquisition and analysis software.
  • Desired Qualifications
  • Excellent communication skills to communicate effectively and credibly, both verbally and in writing to peers and the scientific community.
  • Demonstrated interest in nuclear astrophysics.
  • Required Application Materials
  • Cover letter highlighting interest in and experience related to the open position.
  • CV including a complete list of publications and presentations.
  • Contact information for at least three references.
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    Advertised: Aug 31, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time Applications close: Aug 31, 2025 Eastern Daylight Time

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