Specialist - Research-Fixed Term

East Lansing MI
Jul 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary

The Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics Center for the Evolution of the Elements (JINA-CEE) at Michigan State University (MSU) is searching for a talented individual to serve as Managing Director. JINA-CEE is a multi-institutional NSF Physics Frontiers Center dedicated to bringing together nuclear physicists, astrophysicists, and astronomers to address open questions related to the origin of

the elements and the properties of neutron star matter.JINA-CEE consists of a unique network of four core institutions (MSU, ArizonaState University, University of Notre Dame, and University of Washington) and18 associated institutions in six countries. At MSU, JINA-CEE takes advantageof the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, the forefront facility inthe United States for nuclear physics with rare isotope beams, and the strongastronomy group that enjoys guaranteed access to the 4m SOAR Telescope.

Duties include:

  • Represents JINA-CEE in discussions with outside entities 
  • Conduct research in experimental or theoretical nuclear astrophysics
  • Coordination for center- wide research
  • Planning of workshop, school, and visitor programs
  • Review and analyze database contents
  • Developing website content

Required Degree

Doctorate -Physics, Astronomy or related area

Minimum Requirements

PhD in Physics, Astronomy or related area

Desired Qualifications

The successful candidate should have outstanding interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; should have a strong interest in science communication; and should be highly qualified to conduct research in nuclear astrophysics at the level of at least a postdoctoral fellow.

Required Application Materials

Cover Letter and C.V.

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin on July 21, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.