Postdoctoral Fellowship in Lattice Gauge Theory

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) will be a new scientific 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 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 will 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.

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 scientific user facility that will expand nuclear science into a whole new realm of possibility.

Position

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at the Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications from highly qualified candidates for one postdoctoral position in lattice gauge theory, starting in the fall of 2017 (an earlier start can be negotiated). The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of two one-year extensions.

The lattice group at MSU consists of three faculties (Professor A. Bazavov, Professor H.-W. Lin and Professor A. Shindler), one postdoc (J. Dragos) and several master and Ph.D. students. All have access to a high-performance computing cluster for QCD applications and there are opportunities to interact and collaborate with researchers worldwide.

The successful candidates will join the group of Professor Andrea Shindler working on lattice QCD calculations and developments related to the research thrusts of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams. See
frib.msu.edu/content/scientific-opportunities for the scientific opportunities at FRIB. Research topics include fundamental symmetries and beyond the standard model physics; physics of nuclei and their impact to compact astrophysical environments; dark matter.

Qualifications

Required

  • Have a PhD in physics
  • Strong research record in lattice field theory

How to apply

Applications, including CV, list of publications and a statement of current and future research interests should be sent by email to careers@frib.msu.edu and Professor Andrea Shindler at shindler@frib.msu.edu. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the above email addresses.

Applications should be submitted by March 31, 2017, for full consideration. For further information about this position, contact Professor Shindler at shindler@frib.msu.edu.

FRIB and MSU are 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.

About FRIB and MSU, and the East Lansing community

FRIB is currently under construction and baselined at a total project cost of $730 million. 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 United States. 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 more than 460,000 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.

Job Type:
Postdoctoral Fellowship