Postdoc: Research Associate in Beam Physics

The National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) at Michigan State University (MSU) is offering a postdoctoral fellowship as a beam physicist within the Operations department. The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Research projects related to fragment separation techniques and rare isotope beam production;
  • Production, identification, and delivery of beams of rare isotopes to experiments set up by the facility’s user.

Required Experience:

Individuals should be self-motivated and able to work well within a team. The position also requires excellent communication, planning, and organizational skills. Experience in experimental nuclear physics is required. Some experience in ion optics and fragment separators is desired.

Required Education:

A Ph.D. in experimental nuclear physics is required.

MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

For immediate consideration, email your resume to or send your resume to:

Ms. Amanda Alter
HR Administrator
National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory
Michigan State University
640 South Shaw Lane
East Lansing, MI 48824

About MSU, FRIB and NSCL:

Michigan State University is the nation’s eighth-largest university and has been selected by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to design and establish the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB), a future DOE Office of Science national user facility. FRIB is funded through a cooperative agreement with the DOE and will take about a decade to build. The National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) is funded under a separate cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Science Foundation and will continue its mission over the next decade. NSCL and FRIB currently have over 380 employees.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.