Assistant Professor in Theoretical Nuclear Science at FRIB

Michigan State University East Lansing, MI , USA

Published Wed, 09/20/2023 - 8:33 AM Expiration Fri, 09/05/2025 - 12:00 AM or until the posting is filled

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking outstanding candidates for a junior faculty position at the rank of assistant professor in theoretical nuclear science establishing a program inreaction theory for energetic central reactions. Examples of program components include, but are not limited to: modeling reaction dynamics with the goal of constraining bulk nuclear properties and making connections to multi-messenger astronomy studies, use of AI to optimize observables for inferences and advancing quantum foundations of transport theory for central reactions.

While the position is targeted at the rank of assistant professor at MSU within the FRIB Faculty Position System with a joint appointment in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, applications from exceptional candidates with more experience will also be considered.

This is a particularly exciting time to join FRIB, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science user facility that affords world-class research opportunities in low-energy nuclear science since user operation commenced in May 2022. 

Leveraging FRIB, MSU’s nuclear physics graduate program is a top-ranked program nationally, according to U.S. News and World Report’s rankings of graduate programs. The FRIB faculty is comprised of more than 40 full-time faculty members and is the home of a similar number of postdoctoral researchers, and 150 graduate and 200 undergraduate students.

Review of applications starts: 10/31/2023 

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