About FRIB

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) is a scientific user facility for nuclear science. FRIB hosts what is designed to be the most powerful heavy-ion accelerator, providing intense beams of rare isotopes (that is, short-lived nuclei not normally found on Earth). FRIB enables 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.

The establishment of FRIB was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC), Michigan State University (MSU), and the State of Michigan, and user facility operation is supported by the DOE-SC Office of Nuclear Physics.

FRIB is a great place to fuel your career and has a diverse range of opportunities such as:

  • Academic positions – positions such as continuing appointment scientists or engineers, academic specialists, etc.
  • Faculty positions – positions such as professors, assistant professors, junior faculty, etc.
  • Postdoctoral research associates
  • Staff positions – positions such as engineers, skilled-trades roles known as instrument makers, business support roles in accounting, human resources, information technology, office administration, communications, and more.
  • Undergraduate student employment

Please visit to view a current listing of FRIB employment opportunities.

Please visit Handshake to view a current listing of FRIB undergraduate student employment opportunities. (To apply on Handshake, log in using your MSU NetID (e-mail) and password.)

MSU provides equal employment opportunity; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

For more information regarding employment, contact FRIB Human Resources. For more FRIB news and employment updates, follow FRIB on LinkedIn.