Chamberlain Fellow - 90811
The Physics Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) announces the competition for the 2021 Owen Chamberlain Fellowships in Experimental Particle Physics and Cosmology. The Fellowship honors Berkeley Nobel Laureate Owen Chamberlain, who, together with Emilio Segrè, Clyde Wiegand, and Thomas Ypsilantis, discovered the anti-proton at the Berkeley Bevatron in 1955.
The Physics Division pursues a broad portfolio of experimental research and it has a long tradition of advanced detector development and computational research, with a new thrust in machine learning. 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, Rubin Observatory LSST DESC, Type Ia Supernovae), CMB (Simons Array, Simons Observatory, CMB-S4), and Quantum Information Science, including quantum computing and quantum sensors. 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.
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 2021 calendar year. Appointees will receive an annual research supplement of $10,000 in addition to the support from the research group. Applicants will also automatically be considered for other experimental postdoctoral positions available in the LBNL Physics Division. More information on the Chamberlain Fellowships is available here.
Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accountability (IDEA) and strives to hire individuals who share these same values and commitments. We encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups presently considering scientific research careers.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on October 16, 2020.
- Work on experiments in High Energy Particle Physics, Cosmology, QIS, or Machine Learning techniques 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.
How To Apply:
Please visit Academic Jobs Online to create a profile and submit the requested application materials. Note that applications can only be submitted via this Academic Jobs Online URL
The following requested application materials listed below must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online:
- Curriculum vitae.
- A list of up to ten relevant publications, including contributions for multi-author publications.
- A statement describing future research interests (3-page limit excluding figures and references).
- 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 of paid postdoctoral experience.
- Salary for postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree and will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.
- This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
- 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.
- This position may be initially performed remotely due to COVID-19, but this is limited to individuals residing in the United States. However, the primary location for this appointment will be the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA. Research may be conducted at other experimental sites as needed, including but not limited to CERN (Geneva, Switzerland), Atacama (Chile), Fermilab (Illinois), SURF (S. Dakota) and Kitt Peak (Arizona).
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