The Physics Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) announces the competition for the 2020 Owen Chamberlain Fellowships in Experimental Particle Physics and Cosmology.
The Physics Division pursues a broad portfolio of experimental research and it has a long tradition of advanced computational research and detector development. Our experimental portfolio encompasses high-energy collider physics (ATLAS), neutrino physics (DUNE), direct detection of dark matter (LZ, low-mass searches), Mu2e, data-driven and experimental cosmology (DESI, DES, eBOSS, LSST, Type Ia Supernovae), CMB (Simons Array, Simons Observatory, CMB-S4), and Quantum Information Science. For an overview of the research activities see www.physics.lbl.gov. Chamberlain Fellows may join any of the active research programs, subject to funding availability.
The Fellowship honors Berkeley Nobel Laureate Owen Chamberlain, who, together with Emilio Segre, Clyde Wiegand, and Thomas Ypsilantis, discovered the anti-proton at the Berkeley Bevatron in 1955.
Chamberlain Fellows are appointed for 3 years, with the possibility of a 2-year renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. Appointments may start during the 2020 calendar year. Appointees will receive an annual research supplement of $10,000 in addition to the support from the research group. More information on the Chamberlain Fellowships is available here.
Berkeley Lab values a diverse workforce and culture of inclusion, which are keys to attracting and engaging the brightest minds to further our record of scientific excellence and groundbreaking innovations (https://diversity.lbl.gov). Applications from women, minorities and other under represented groups are strongly encouraged.
Applicants for a Chamberlain Fellowship will also automatically be considered for other experimental postdoctoral positions available in the LBNL Physics Division.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on October 18, 2019.
Work on experiments in High Energy Particle Physics, Cosmology or QIS with involvement in the design, construction, execution, and analysis of data from the experiment.
Conduct original research independently and in collaboration.
Interact with LBNL and other investigators working on similar or related scientific problems.
Prepare research papers for publication.
Present research findings at seminars and conferences.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy or a related field, or should expect to receive their Ph.D. by the time the appointment begins.
Candidates should have no more than 2 years in a prior postdoctoral appointment when the appointment begins.
The following requested application materials listed below must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online:
A list of up to ten relevant publications, including contributions for multi-author publications.
Statement describing future research interests (3 page limit).
Arrange to have at least 3 letters of reference submitted (at least one reference from outside LBNL/UC Berkeley).
This is a full time, M-F, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), 3 year, postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 2 years paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
The primary location for this appointment will be the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA. However, work may also be performed at other experimental sites according to research needs, including but not limited to CERN (Geneva, Switzerland), Atacama (Chile), Fermilab (Illinois), SURF (S. Dakota) and Kitt Peak (Arizona).
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