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

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Research Associate-Fixed Term

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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

The successful candidate will work in the NSCL Spinlab group under the direction of Prof. Jaideep Taggart Singh, whose members focus on the tests of fundamental symmetries and precision measurements. Amongst others, Spinlab develops techniques to optically manipulate and probe atomic nuclei. The successful candidate is expected to take a leading role in the development and testing of a new general-purpose high-efficiency molecular beam source for use in electric dipole moment searches using rare highly-deformed nuclei. This work is part of the US DOE Office of Science Early Career Research Program Award titled “Towards a Next Generation Search for Time-Reversal Violation Using Optically Addressable Nuclei in Cryogenic Solids.”

Required Degree

Doctorate -Nuclear Physics, Atom/Molecular/Optical

Minimum Requirements

  • Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics or Atom/Molecular/Optical Physics.

  • Recent experience with the execution and analysis of experiments involving molecules, magneto-optical traps, magnetometry, or charged particle manipulation.

  • High potential for excellence in research, as demonstrated through completed research projects and publications in peer-review journals.

  • Excellent communication skills to present approaches, plans, and findings as evidenced by presentations at conferences, workshops, or other professional meetings.

  • Solid knowledge of principles and techniques pertaining to nuclear science/AMO physics and experimental research, demonstrated by the preparation, execution, and analysis of experiments.

  • Strong interest in experiments involving atomic or molecular spectroscopy with a focus on fundamental symmetries and rare isotopes.

  • The ability to work with export controlled technologies.

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrable knowledge of principles and techniques pertaining to the laser probing of atoms or molecules, molecular beam sources, and/or cryogenic systems.

  • Demonstrated experience designing, building, and commissioning ion sources for any field.

  • Experience with computer programming for the purpose of acquiring and analyzing data and for the comparison with model/simulation predictions.

Required Application Materials

In the cover letter of their application applicants must highlight their interest in and experience/expertise related to the open position in the research group of Prof. Singh. Applicants must provide a Curriculum Vita including a complete list of publications and presentations. Applicants must also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted.

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Advertised:Jun 19, 2019Eastern Daylight Time