Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Physics

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Position ID:LBNLPhysics-Physics-ATLASPOSTDOCSCHOLARPH [#13317, 86266]
Position Title: ATLAS Postdoctoral Scholar PH R32.1
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Berkeley, California 94720, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / HEP-Experiment (hep-ex), High Energy Experimental, High Energy Physics
Appl Deadline:2019/03/31 (posted 2019/02/20, listed until 2019/08/20)
Position Description:    

Berkeley Lab’s Physics Division has an opening for a ATLAS Postdoctoral Scholar to work in the Berkeley Lab’s (LBNL). The Fellow will work on one of the Physics Division’s experiments under the leadership of the group leader.

What You Will Do:

  • Work on the  ATLAS experiment 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.

Additional Responsibilities as needed:

  • May mentor Ph.D. students

  • Other duties as assigned

What Is Required:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent in physics with zero to two years experience since Ph.D. thesis

  • Experience in particle physics research.

  • Demonstrated ability to attain high level of achievement as an independent researcher.

  • Ability to work as a team member to accomplish goals.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to supervise students.

The following required application materials listed below must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online:

  1. Curriculum Vitae.

  2. Cover Letter.

  3. Statement describing future research interests (3 page limit).

  4. 3 Letters of reference to be uploaded on AJO by the referee, with at least one reference from outside LBNL/UC Berkeley.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on March 31, 2019.


  • 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 no more 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.

  • Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley.

Learn About Us:

To learn more information on the Physics Division's research programs, visit

LBNL is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory managed by the University of California for the DOE Office of Science. It has an excellent benefits program, which you can read about at: (  

Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4.  Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

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