Staff: Rare Isotope Beam Physicist

The National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) at Michigan State University (MSU) is searching for a Rare Isotope Beam Physicist within the Operations department. The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Planning, production, identification, and delivery of beams of rare isotopes to experiments set up by facility users
  • The operation of facility-supported experimental devices
  • The use, maintenance, and development of nuclear particle detectors
  • Maintenance and development of data analysis and data acquisition tools

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 with nuclear physics electronics, data acquisition systems, and nuclear detection methods are required. Experience with ion optics, fragment separators or magnetic spectrometers is desired.

Required Education:

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


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.

How to Apply

For immediate consideration, please go, search for posting number 8152 and follow the application process.

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.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.