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.

For more information regarding employment, contact FRIB Human Resources.

Academic positions (Continuing Appointment)

Faculty positions 

  • No positions at this time

Staff positions (Administrative-Professional Association, Administrative-Professional Supervisors Association, Clerical-Technical Union)

Postdoctoral research associates


MSU is a member of the prestigious Association of the American Universities, a group of 65 universities widely regarded as among the top research-intensive institutions in North America. Additionally, MSU is among the 100 Best Global Universities, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2021 rankings. MSU’s nuclear physics graduate program is ranked No. 1 in the nation for the 13th year in a row, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2023 rankings of graduate schools.

One of the largest university campuses in the U.S., MSU has a beautiful campus of 5,300 tree-filled acres. With 17 degree-granting colleges, it is a center for academic and research activities as well as the arts and athletics.

The MSU 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.

Livability.com named Lansing as one of the 2020 Top 100 Best Places to Live, and neighboring city Okemos is No. 1 in the Niche.com 2020 Best Places to Live in Michigan ranking.