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Michigan State University Research Associate-Fixed Term in East Lansing, Michigan

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Research Associate-Fixed Term

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Back to search resultsApply nowJob no:628556

Work type:Faculty/Academic Staff

Major Administrative Unit / College:College Of Natural Science

Department:Physics-Astronomy 10032666

Salary:Salary Commensurate with Experience

Location:East Lansing

Categories:Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific, Non-Union

Position Summary

Applications are invited for a Research Associate (postdoctoral) position in theoretical and computational high-energy and/or nuclear physics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and Department of Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering (CMSE) at Michigan State University. The successful candidate will collaborate with Prof. Huey-Wen Lin and will lead an effort to explore the quantum algorithms and simulation in various problems related to hadronic physics.

There is an interdisciplinary effort underway at MSU in experimental, theoretical and algorithmic quantum information science (QIS) and quantum computing. This burgeoning multidisciplinary effort includes over 20 faculty distributed across physics, chemistry, engineering, material science, CMSE, math, and the Facility for Rare-Isotope Beams (FRIB). The newly established MSU-Q is a "Center for Quantum Computing Science and Engineering" to support and sustain QIS efforts at MSU and provide a hub for QIS connectivity around the Midwest and beyond. This connectivity includes academic collaboration as well as partnerships with private-sector players working in quantum computing, including IBM, Google, Ford Motor Company, Northrup Grumman, D-Wave, and EeroQ Inc. The successful candidate is encouraged to pursue interdisciplinary work with Prof. Lin and other faculty members in MSU-Q in both research and teaching of QIS topics if interested.

The appointment is initially for one year, renewed annually for up to three years, based on performance and the availability of funding.

Required Degree

Doctorate -related discipline

Minimum Requirements

Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in a related discipline by the start of the appointment.

Required Application Materials

Applications should be uploaded to MSU’s online job-application sitehttps://jobs.msu.edu(use the menu on the left-hand side "SEARCH POSTINGS", and enter Posting Number: 628556). Include a cover letter, a CV, a research statement and a list of publications, all combined in a single PDF file. In addition, 3 letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically through the application system. Women and minorities in STEM are strongly encouraged to apply.

Special Instructions

Applications will be reviewed starting Jan. 16, 2020, 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).

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MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised:Dec 27, 2019Eastern Standard Time