Research Associate-Fixed Term

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Position Summary

The National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) is seeking a highly qualified individual for a Research Associate (Postdoctoral Fellowship) in nuclear theory, with a specialization in ab-initio many-body theory for medium-mass nuclei and hypernuclei. The applicant should have demonstrated experience with computational many-body methods such as the no-core shell model and the similarity renormalization group, and should have a working knowledge of state-of-the-art nucleon-nucleon and hyperon-nucleon interaction models based on chiral effective field theory.

The NSCL is a world-leading laboratory for nuclear science and is operated as a national user facility for research with rare isotope beams funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). It is home to forefront experimental and theoretical research programs in nuclear physics, nuclear astrophysics, nuclear chemistry and accelerator science with more than 70 Ph.D. students at any time

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. Job applicants are considered for employment opportunities and employees are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. The University actively encourages applications of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Details about NSCL postdoctoral appointments are provided at

Required Degree

Doctorate -Nuclear Theory

Minimum Requirements

Ph.D. in Nuclear Theory

Required Application Materials

Applicants should attach a cover letter with a CV, a list of publications, a research plan/vision statement (no more than two pages), and the names and email addresses of at least three references.

Special Instructions

Review of applications begins May 9 and will continue until filled.




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Posted: 4/9/2018
Application Due: 11/17/2018
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