Postdoc position at NSCL in experimental nuclear science, to work within the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium (NSSC) at MSU

20 September 2021

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) will be a new national user facility for nuclear science, funded by the Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC), Michigan State University (MSU), and the State of Michigan. Under construction on the site of the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) on the MSU campus and to be operated by MSU, FRIB will provide intense beams of rare isotopes (that is, short-lived nuclei not normally found on Earth). FRIB and NSCL will continue to enable 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.

Rare-isotope beams are produced and separated in-flight, presently at the NSCL Coupled Cyclotron Facility and in the future at FRIB, and subsequently thermalized and reaccelerated to energies up to 6 MeV/u, by the ReAccelerator facility ReA3, a worldwide unique, state-of-the-art accelerator for rare- isotope beams. An upgrade to higher energies (ReA6) is presently under construction. When FRIB comes online, it will supplant the Coupled Cyclotron Facility and provide the highest possible intensity rare isotope beams as input to the ReA facility.

This position affords an exciting opportunity to become part of the world-class FRIB Project, and to get in on the ground floor of an emerging national user facility that will expand nuclear science into a whole new realm of possibility.

Position Overview
The National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) invites applications from outstanding candidates for a fixed-term research associate (Postdoctoral Researcher) position in the area of experimental nuclear science, who will work within the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium (NSSC) at MSU.

Major Position Responsibilities
The NSSC is consortium of eight universities: University of California at Berkeley, Irvine, and Davis, University of Nevada at Las Vegas, Texas A&M University, University of Tennessee – Knoxville, George Washington University, and Michigan State University. The NSSC also includes five national laboratory partners: Lawrence Berkeley, Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, and Sandia National Laboratories. The mission of the NSSC is to support of the nation's nuclear security agenda, recruit and train students and postdoctoral researchers in relevant nuclear disciplines in preparation for research and leadership roles at the U.S. national laboratories. The local PIs at MSU include S.N. Liddick, A. Gade, H. Iwasaki, and A. Spyrou. The successful candidate will work within the group of one of the NSSC PIs but is encouraged to participate in other opportunities available within the NSSC and NSCL. The focus of the NSSC PIs are listed below:

• Alexandra Gade: Nuclear structure studies with γ-ray tagged direct reactions to probe single-particle and collective degrees of freedom
• Hironori Iwasaki: Nuclear Spectroscopy and excited-state lifetime measurements
• Sean Liddick: Nuclear structure and astrophysics probed through the decay of neutron-rich rare isotopes
• Artemisia Spyrou: Nuclear astrophysics experiments with radioactive beams, with a focus on heavy element nucleosynthesis

Required Qualifications
• Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics, Nuclear & Radiochemistry, Nuclear Astrophysics, or related fields
• US citizenship
• Interest expressed in one of the research areas listed above
• Ability to work with export controlled technologies

Desired Qualifications
• Demonstrable knowledge of principles and techniques pertaining to nuclear science, nuclear astrophysics, and experimental research
• Experience with computer programming for the purpose of acquiring and analyzing data and for the comparison with model predictions
• Excellent communication skills to present approaches, plans, and findings both verbally and through written documents to peers

Benefits
MSU employees receive excellent benefits including health/dental plans, a generous retirement plan, and educational assistance.

How to Apply
For immediate consideration, please go www.careers.msu.edu search for posting number 706374 and follow the application process.

In the cover letter of their application, applicants must highlight their interest in and experience/expertise related to the open position in the NSSC. Applicants must provide a Curriculum Vita including a complete list of publications and presentations. Applicants must also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted.

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.

About FRIB and MSU, and the East Lansing Community
FRIB is currently under construction and baselined at a total project cost of $730M. Upon start of user operation in 2022, FRIB will enable scientists to make discoveries about the properties of rare isotopes in order to better understand the physics of nuclei, nuclear astrophysics, fundamental interactions, and applications of rare isotopes to benefit society.

MSU is one of the largest university campuses in the U.S. with a beautiful campus of 5,000 tree-filled acres. It has 17 degree-granting colleges and is a center for academic and research activities as well as the arts and athletics.

The campus sits between Lansing (Michigan's capital city) and East Lansing. The Lansing area has a population of 350,000 and offers lovely suburban areas, loft condos and other urban living opportunities as well as easy-to-get-to rural areas. A symphony orchestra, excellent health care, many community and professional theatres, rivers, lakes, outdoor festivals, close access to large cities and Lake Michigan make for a near perfect living environment.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.


Postdoc position in the FRIB Accelerator Systems Division in the SRF Department

20 September 2021

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) will be a new national user facility for nuclear science, funded by the Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC), Michigan State University (MSU), and the State of Michigan. Under construction on the site of the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) on the MSU campus and to be operated by MSU, FRIB will provide intense beams of rare isotopes (that is, short-lived nuclei not normally found on Earth). FRIB and NSCL will continue to enable 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.

Rare-isotope beams are produced and separated in-flight, presently at the NSCL Coupled Cyclotron Facility and in the future at FRIB, and subsequently thermalized and reaccelerated to energies up to 6 MeV/u, by the ReAccelerator facility ReA3, a worldwide unique, state-of-the-art accelerator for rare- isotope beams. An upgrade to higher energies (ReA6) is presently under construction. When FRIB comes online, it will supplant the Coupled Cyclotron Facility and provide the highest possible intensity rare isotope beams as input to the ReA facility.

This position affords an exciting opportunity to become part of the world-class FRIB Project, and to get in on the ground floor of an emerging national user facility that will expand nuclear science into a whole new realm of possibility.

Position Overview
We are searching for a postdoctoral research associate to join the SRF Department in the FRIB Accelerator Systems Division. The research associate will work to develop next-generation SRF devices such as ultra-low-emittance SRF electron photo-injectors and FRIB energy upgrade SRF cavities and cryomodules. Both efforts are oriented toward pushing the limits of SRF technology. This work will be done under the supervision of FRIB SRF scientists and engineers at a state-of-the-art SRF facility at MSU.

Major Position Responsibilities
• Develop new surface preparation methods to improve the quality factor of low-beta coaxial cavities and medium-beta elliptical cavities.
• Characterize the performance of SRF cavities and subsystems via vertical and horizontal tests.
• Conceive and develop new ancillary devices for an SRF photo-injector cryomodule or the FRIB energy upgrade cryomodule.
• Conceive and develop new instrumentation and measurement systems for SRF cavity testing.
• Model and simulate new SRF devices, e.g. EM simulation of SRF cavities and EM/thermal analysis of RF couplers.
• Coordinate with clean room personnel and chemical engineers for SRF cavity surface preparation.
• Develop and/or improve cryomodule components and procedures for better cryomodule performance and reliability.

Required Qualifications
• PhD in Physics or closely related field
• Demonstrated knowledge of SRF technology
• Excellent verbal, presentation, and technical report writing skills
• Efficient collaboration within project teams
• Ability to work with export controlled items

Desired Qualifications
• Experience with vertical testing of SRF cavities
• Experience with cryogenic instrumentation and high-power RF
• Experience with engineering software such as Labview and Matlab
• Experience with electromagnetic modeling software such as CST Microwave Studio

Benefits
MSU employees receive excellent benefits including health/dental plans, a generous retirement plan, and educational assistance.

How to Apply
For immediate consideration, please go www.careers.msu.edu search for posting number 721565 and follow the application process.

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.

About FRIB and MSU, and the East Lansing Community
FRIB is currently under construction and baselined at a total project cost of $730M. Upon start of user operation in 2022, FRIB will enable scientists to make discoveries about the properties of rare isotopes in order to better understand the physics of nuclei, nuclear astrophysics, fundamental interactions, and applications of rare isotopes to benefit society.

MSU is one of the largest university campuses in the U.S. with a beautiful campus of 5,000 tree-filled acres. It has 17 degree-granting colleges and is a center for academic and research activities as well as the arts and athletics.

The campus sits between Lansing (Michigan's capital city) and East Lansing. The Lansing area has a population of 350,000 and offers lovely suburban areas, loft condos and other urban living opportunities as well as easy-to-get-to rural areas. A symphony orchestra, excellent health care, many community and professional theatres, rivers, lakes, outdoor festivals, close access to large cities and Lake Michigan make for a near perfect living environment.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.


FRIB Theory Alliance Fellow Positions

20 September 2021

The FRIB Theory Alliance is seeking outstanding candidates for up to two FRIB Theory Fellows, to be hosted by a Partner Institution (listed below). The successful candidate(s) will conduct independent or collaborative research 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 two-year position with the possibility of renewal for a maximum of five years. The initial stipend is $77k and this position has an annual travel budget of up to $10k. This FRIB Theory Fellow will be an employee of Michigan State University stationed at a hosting institution by mutual agreement. The successful candidates must demonstrate great promise for high achievement in FRIB science. Past fellows have a track record of moving directly into open faculty or permanent staff positions.

Applicants should communicate their interest to a specific hosting institution. Hosting institutions and host contact information are:

Florida State University: Alexander Volya (avolya@fsu.edu) Los Alamos National Laboratory: Amy Lovell (lovell@lanl.gov) University of Washington (Physics Department): Aurel Bulgac (bulgac@uw.edu) Washington University in St. Louis: Saori Pastore (saori@wustl.edu)

Please apply at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19200. The application deadline is October 11th, 2021. Three reference letters are also due by this date. If you have any questions, please contact Daniel Phillips (phillid1@ohio.edu).

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. 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.


Postdoc position at the National Nuclear Data Center

17 September 2021

The National Nuclear Data Center has an opening for a 2-year term post-doctoral position in nuclear structure and reactions evaluations, including their associated research. The selected candidate will be expected to work on evaluations for the Evaluated Nuclear Structure Data File (ENSDF) or the Evaluated Nuclear Data File (ENDF), as well as experimental or theoretical research aligned with ENSDF and ENDF priorities. Review of applications has begun and will continue until the position is filled. Visit the link below for more information and instructions on how to apply.

https://jobs.bnl.gov/job/upton/postdoc-in-nuclear-data/3437/14140612576


Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Experimental Nuclear Physics at GSI

13 September 2021

We invite applications for a postdoctoral researcher position in experimental nuclear physics within the nuclear spectroscopy department at GSI.

The successful candidate will join the ERC funded LISA project. "Lifetime measurements with Solid Active targets" is a novel approach to study collective excitations in atomic nuclei. Active targets enhance the sensitivity and resolution for in-beam gamma-ray spectroscopy experiments enabling lifetime measurements of exotic rare isotopes.

The announcement with more details is attached and can be found here: https://www.gsi.de/jobskarriere/stellenangebote/stellenangebote_details/postdoc-all-genders-nuclear-spectroscopy-department-760

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