Research Associate-Fixed Term

East Lansing MI, MI
Aug 08, 2018
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

Michigan State hosts a growing program in particle astrophysics, including efforts on both IceCube and the HAWC TeV gamma ray observatory.  The MSU IceCube group is led by Profs. Darren Grant, Tyce DeYoung, and Claudio Kopper.  The group benefits from extensive technical infrastructure and close connections to the high energy collider (ATLAS), neutrino (T2K, NOvA, DUNE), nuclear (NSCL, FRIB), and astronomy and astrophysics groups in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. 

The MSU group has prominent roles in several areas of IceCube data analysis, including the real-time alert program and searches for multi-messenger sources, measurements of the astrophysical neutrino flux, measurements of atmospheric neutrino oscillations, and searches for dark matter.  The group is also engaged in hardware development for planned extensions of IceCube, including the IceCube Upgrade and the future IceCube2 Observatory.

Candidates interested in contributing to any of these areas of IceCube research are encouraged to apply.  Research associates will also assist in mentoring graduate and undergraduate students and with outreach and public engagement activities. 

Appointments will normally be for one year, and are renewable subject to mutual agreement.

Review of applications will begin on Sept. 1, 2018, and will continue until all positions are filled.  MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  MSU 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.

Required Degree

Doctorate -particle astrophysics, particle physics,

Minimum Requirements

Applications will be considered from Ph.D. physicists and astronomers with strong backgrounds in particle astrophysics, particle physics, cosmic ray physics, high energy astrophysics and related fields.

Required Application Materials

Applicants should submit a brief statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names of at least three references via the website at


Special Instructions

Applicants should submit a brief statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names of at least three references via the website at 

Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2018 and continue until all positions are filled.

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