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About FRIB

The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) is a major new scientific user facility for nuclear science, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC), Michigan State University (MSU), and the State of Michigan, with operations supported by the DOE-SC Office of Nuclear Physics. FRIB will provide intense beams of rare isotopes (that is, short-lived nuclei not normally found on Earth). FRIB will be operational in 2022. 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.

For more information regarding employment, contact FRIB Human Resources.

Visiting scholar positions

Academic positions (Continuing Appointment)

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

Postdoctoral research associates

About FRIB AND MSU, AND THE Greater Lansing COMMUNITY

FRIB construction is nearing completion. 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.

Michigan State University (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. 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, according to U.S. News and World Report’s rankings of graduate schools.

MSU is one of the largest university campuses in the U.S. with a beautiful campus of 5,300 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.

Livability.com named Lansing as the most affordable city on its 2018 Best Affordable Places to Live list and one of the 2020 Top 100 Best Places to Live East Lansing is one of the Best Places to Live according to the 2019 ranking by Livability.com. Okemos is No. 1 in the Niche.com 2020 Best Places to Live in Michigan ranking.

About MSU

For more than 150 years, Michigan State University (MSU) has been contributing a wide range of scientific discoveries and development of their practical applications to address society’s most pressing problems and promising opportunities. Some examples of MSU’s influence on the quality of life in the United States and around the world include: hybrid corn, homogenized milk, and the widely used cancer treatment drug cisplatin. A member of the American Association of Universities (AAU), MSU is one of the top 80 universities in the world and in the top 40 in the United States, according to the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2017, and ranks 81st out of 1,000 universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report "Best Global Universities" ranking. For the ninth straight year, MSU’s nuclear physics graduate program is ranked No. 1  in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report’s rankings of graduate schools.