Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Nuclear Science

Position ID:Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Nuclear Science-NPPS [#10409]
Position Title: Neutrino Physics Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Location:Berkeley, California 94720, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Nuclear Physics
Appl Deadline:2017/12/08 finished (posted 2017/11/06, finished 2018/06/10, listed until 2018/03/05)
Position Description:    

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Neutrino Physics Postdoctoral Scholar - 84178 Nuclear Science

Berkeley Lab’s Nuclear Science Division has an opening for a Neutrino Physics Postdoctoral Scholar. This role will work on experiments to search for lepton number violation and to probe the absolute neutrino mass scale. You will perform research and development on germanium detector systems, associated electronics, and system layout for next-generation neutrino experiments.

Specific Responsibilities: • Perform data analysis, support for operations and maintenance of electronics for the Majorana • Demonstrator and/or KATRIN experiments. • Development of advanced germanium detectors and associated electronics for neutrinoless double-beta decay search. • Development of analysis software for gamma and beta spectrum measurements. • Development of clean materials and processes for next-generation low-background rare-event search experiments. • Report results to supervisor. • Exercise independent judgment and contribute in an original manner at the professional level. • Publish papers/reports in refereed journals, and make oral presentations of own work. • Mentor students in their research at LBNL and UC Berkeley.

Additional Responsibilities: • May supervise PhD students. • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: • Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics, High Energy Physics or related discipline within the last two years. • Experience with nuclear instrumentation or radiation detection. • Experience with programming and physics analysis. • Ability to perform research independently and as part of a research group. • Demonstrated ability to work in a research environment. • Relevant publication record demonstrating proficient written and oral presentation of scientific results.

Additional Desired Qualifications: • Knowledge of analog and digital electronics design and testing for radiation detectors. • Knowledge of advanced digital signal processing techniques. • Knowledge of advanced statistical and computational techniques in modern physics analyses.

Required Application Material: • Cover letter • Curriculum vitae • Three letters of recommendation sent directly to Alan Poon (

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on November 30, 2017.

Notes: • This is a full time, 2 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 3 years paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree. • Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay. • 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.

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

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