Research Associate-Fixed Term

Location
East Lansing MI
Posted
Sep 25, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

The high-energy/lattice-QCD group at Michigan State University is seeking to fill a Research Associate position to start in Summer or Fall 2018. An ideal candidate for this position will be able to contribute to the effort to determine the parton distribution functions (PDFs) and precision hadronic inputs for new-physics searches.

A Ph. D. degree in physics or a related area is required prior to the starting date. Preference will be given to candidates with prior lattice-QCD background, particularly (but not limited to) perturbative and nonperturbative lattice operator renormalization, hadronic matrix elements, multi particle simulation and disconnected-diagram calculations.

The MSU lattice-QCD group, composed of three new faculty, is at the intersection of the departments of Physics and Astronomy, Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering (CMSE), and the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL/FRIB). A wide range of research opportunities are available to successful candidates. The high-energy theory group has strong efforts in perturbative QCD and physics beyond the Standard Model, and a history of fruitful collaboration with experimentalists.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The University actively encourages applications of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities, and we endeavor to facilitate employment assistance to spouses or partners of candidates for faculty and academic staff positions.

Required Degree

Doctorate

Minimum Requirements
  • An ideal candidate for this position will be able to contribute to the effort to determine the parton distribution functions (PDFs) and precision hadronic inputs for new-physics searches.
  • A Ph.D. degree in physicsorarelated area isrequired priorto the starting date.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with prior lattice-QCD background, particularly (but not limited to) perturbative and nonperturbative lattice operator renormalization, hadronic matrix elements, multi particle simulation and disconnected-diagram calculations.
Required Application Materials

Applications should be uploaded to MSU’s online job-application site https://careers.msu.edu and should include a cover letter, a CV, a research statement (no more than 2 pages) and a list of publications. In addition, the names and contact information for three 3 letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically through the application system and referees will be contacted through the system. 

Special Instructions

Applications should be uploaded to MSU’s online job-application site https://careers.msu.edu and should include a cover letter, a CV, a research statement (no more than 2 pages) and a list of publications. In addition, the names and contact information for three 3 letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically through the application system and referees will be contacted through the system. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Applications will be reviewed starting Dec.1, 2017, and the search will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position may be directed to Prof. Huey-Wen Lin (hwlin@pa.msu.edu).