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

h3Position Summary/h3 Theand#160;a href="https://www.nscl.msu.edu./"National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL)/aand#160;invites applications from outstanding candidates for a fixed-term research associate (Postdoctoral Researcher) position in the area of experimental nuclear science, who will work in the HiRA research group led by Prof. William Lynch (Lynch@frib.msu.edu). The successful candidate will lead in the development of experimental equipment and data analysis procedures for FRIB science aimed at elucidating fission processes in rare isotopes and on constraining the nuclear equation of state. and#160;The candidate is expected to take a leading role planning future experiments in these areas. The candidate will also work on the analysis of existing data on fission and on the nuclear equation of state. One research focus of the HiRA group concerns the understanding the nuclear equation of state that is relevant to characterize the properties of neutron-rich systems such as the recently observed neutron star merger. The successful candidate is expected to take a leading role in studying the nuclear equation of state including simulations and analysis of heavy ion collision data acquired recently in a long experimental campaign. The candidate is also expected to lead in planning and designing future experiments to measure the fission barriers of exotic nuclei involving the NSCL Active-Target Time-Projection Chamber (AT-TPC) and other devices. The latter series of experiments provides important information on the fission cycling in the r-process. The postdoc is expected to work closely with theorists to understand the data. and#160; NSCL is one of the worldand#8217;s flagship nuclear science research facilities. The Laboratoryand#8217;s research program is broad: fast, stopped, and reaccelerated beams of rare-isotopes are available to address key scientific questions concerning the creation of the elements in the cosmos, the limits of nuclear stability, the properties of nuclei with extreme neutron-to-proton ratios, and the equation of state of neutron-rich nuclear matter as it may exist inside neutron stars. Postdoctoral researchers play an important role in expanding, improving and utilizing the world-class experimental capabilities at the Laboratory. Experimentalists often work closely with theorists in the Laboratory and beyond and projects can involve high-performance computing. NSCL is part of the a href="https://www.frib.msu.edu/"Facility for Rare Isotope Beam (FRIB)/a Laboratory, which aspires to become the worldand#8217;s leading laboratory for education and research in rare isotope science, in accelerator science, and in applications of rare isotopes to meet societal needs. To realize this vison, the FRIB Laboratory builds on the expertise and the achievements of NSCL as it establishes FRIB, which will extend the frontier of nuclear science through unprecedented discovery potential. Research Associate positions are typically for two years, depending on the availability of funds. Renewal for the second year is based on a performance evaluation. A third year is possible, subject to funding and satisfactory performance evaluations. Besides the excellent research environment, the FRIB Laboratory offers a strong program for mentoring postdoctoral researchers in preparation for the next steps in their careers. You can read more in the a href="https://www.nscl.msu.edu/researchersostdoc/NSCL%20Postdoctoral%20Researcher-mentoring%20Plan.pdf"postdoc mentoring plan/a. Postdoctoral researchers play a role in running the Laboratory, from leading forefront research to serving on important committees. They help supervise students and, for those interested, there are opportunities to engage with teaching and outreach. NSCL is funded by the Natio