Research Associate-Fixed Term

Job description

Research Associate-Fixed Term

Job no: 676166
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: Facility For Rare Isotope Beams
Department: Facility For Rare Isotope Beams 10049299
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific, Non-Union
Position Summary
  • Develop a new data framework for nuclear astrophysics, including data storage format and user code interfaces.
  • Create comprehensive updated data packages for nuclear astrophysics using the new framework.
  • Communicate closely with JINA-CEE and IReNA collaborators to develop requirements and specifications.
  • Develop a schedule and manage the project to deliver a successful product on time.
  • Follow Laboratory-wide policies, procedures and standards, follow the JINA-CEE code of conduct, and contribute to a safe and welcoming environment at the Laboratory and in the collaboration.
  • If desired, engage in nuclear astrophysics research using the new data framework.
  • Works closely with Matt Mumpower at LANL, and the JINA-CEE and IReNA nuclear data collaborations.
  • One year duration with possible continuation up to three years for candidates with a nuclear astrophysics research program. Additional years may be LANL positions and require relocation.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

    Required Degree

    Doctorate -Astrophysics, Nuclear Physics, Computational Science, or related fields

    Minimum Requirements
  • Ph.D. in Astrophysics, Nuclear Physics, Computational Science, or related fields
  • Experience in scientific code development
  • Experience with scientific data products
  • Ability to work with export controlled technologies
  • Desired Qualifications
  • Understanding of data needs in nuclear astrophysics
  • Experience with hierarchical data formats
  • Required Application Materials
    • Cover Letter
    • CV
    • Contact information for at least three references to provide letters of recommendation
    Special Instructions

    Review of applications will begin October 19, 2020 and will continue until position is filled.

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    Advertised: Oct 5, 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close: Oct 4, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time




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