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Michigan State University Research Associate-Fixed Term in East Lansing, Michigan

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff

Major Administrative Unit / College:Facility For Rare Isotope Beams

Department:Facility For Rare Isotope Beams 10049299

Sub Area:FAS- Fac./Acad Staff

Salary:Salary Commensurate with Experience

Location: East Lansing

Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific, Non-Union

Position Summary

FRIB will be a new world-leading scientific accelerator facility for nuclear science. FRIB is based on a 400 kW, 200 MeV/u heavy ion linear accelerator and uses projectile fragmentation or fission and in-flight separation to provide a wide variety of high-quality beams of rare isotopes, opening exciting research perspectives in low-energy nuclear science.

The primary mission of FRIBs Radiation Transport Group is to use computational nuclear analysis expertise and practical applications experience to provide problem-solving tools, technical solutions to quantify effects of beam interaction with matter and to support radiation safety. The group conducts modeling, analysis, and simulation of radiation transport, radionuclide determinination of inventories and transport behavior, radiological source term characterizations, and contributes to active and passive radiation mitigation and monitoring architectures.

The primary function of this position is to perform work to quantify the effects of radiation in addressing challenging problems that arise from high-energy heavy ion beams interacting with matter. The prediction of prompt and induced radiation effects is a primary focus. The projects typically require the application of nuclear analysis codes, such as radiation transport and activation and depletion codes. In addition to using modeling and simulation for prediction, design, and evaluation, using modeling and simulation can also be used in projects as part of the process of analyzing measurement data taken at the facility during operation. Some projects may also require adding new capabilities to existing modeling and simulation software used at FRIB. The candidate will be expected to work in a team environment and fully document research in journal articles, conference papers, and technical reports.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Physics, Nuclear Engineering or related

Minimum Requirements

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in physics, nuclear engineering, or related field and should have demonstrated expertise in modeling and simulation methods for nuclear engineering applications, radiation detector characterization, and data analysis. The candidate should have considerable programming experience with high-level languages on a Linux-based operating system. Additional capabilities, such as programming on parallel processors are a plus. The ideal candidate would have diverse experience in many application areas such as neutron and gamma ray detection, and radiation transport technologies. The ability to perform research and development in a collaborative environment is required, including excellent oral and written communication skills. As well as the ability to work with export controlled items.

Desired Qualifications

Prior experience with a radiation transport code like MCNP, Phits, or Mars, is desirable but not required.

Required Application Materials

CV, contact information for three references and cover letter

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MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Jan 23, 2020 Eastern Standard Time