Postdoctoral Associate

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month, Time-Limited
Department: 038400 - Physics & Astronomy
Location: East Lansing, MI
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Department Profile:

The Department of Physic and Astronomy within the College of Arts & Sciences at Mississippi State University is seeking to fill a postdoctoral research associate position.

Area of Specialization:

Experimental nuclear or particle physics

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Conduct sponsored and unsponsored nuclear physics research.

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in nuclear physics or similar field. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Familiarity with nuclear physics instrumentation and spectroscopic analysis.

ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS):


Preferred Qualifications:

Familiarity with instrumentation and analysis of scintillator signals, digital electronics experience, and data simulation and analysis using ROOT and GEANT4.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Nuclear physics, beta decay, nuclear structure, and nuclear physics instrumentation.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

The postdoctoral research associate will be working in a large laboratory where passage of safety training courses and awareness of the environment is required.

Instructions for Applying:

All applicants must apply online at and attach a cover letter, current curriculum vitae or resume, brief statement of research interests and complete contact information for at least three professional references.  The three letters of recommendation should be sent to:  Prof. Benjamin Crider (, Mississippi State University, Department of Physics and Astronomy, P.O. Box 5167, Mississippi State, MS  39762.

Restricted Clause:

Position contingent upon funding availability.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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