Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Nuclear Science

Program ID:Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Nuclear Science-NEUTRINO2019 [#15261, 88601]
Program Title: Postdoctoral Fellow (Neutrino Program)
Program Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Berkeley, California 94720, United States [map]
Subject Area: Nuclear Physics
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/10/24, finished 2020/05/14, listed until 2020/04/30)

*** this program has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Berkeley Lab’s Nuclear Science Division has an opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow to join their Neutrino Program.  In this role, you will work on experiments to search for lepton number violation and to probe the absolute neutrino mass scale.  This role will perform research and development on detector systems (high-purity germanium detectors or bolometric detectors), associated electronics, and system layout for next-generation neutrino experiments.

The Neutrino Program at LBNL is involved in a number of current-generation and next-generation low-energy neutrino experiments, including CUORE/CUPID, Majorana/LEGEND, SNO+, KATRIN, and THEIA.


What You Will Do:

  • Perform data analysis, support for operations and maintenance of electronics for the Majorana Demonstrator and/or KATRIN, and/or CUORE experiments.

  • Development of advanced germanium detectors or bolometric detectors and associated electronics for the next-generation neutrinoless double-beta decay search.

  • Development of analysis software for neutrinoless double-beta decay 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.


What Is Required:

  • Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics, High Energy Physics or a 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.


What We Desire:

  • Knowledge of analog and digital electronics design and testing for radiation detectors.

  • Knowledge of advanced digital signal processing techniques.

  • Knowledge of cryogenic systems and/or dilution refrigerator.

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


  1. Curriculum vitae.

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

  3. A list of up to ten relevant publications, including contributions for multi-author publications.

  4. Arrange to have at least 3 letters of reference submitted (at least one reference from outside LBNL/UC Berkeley).

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.



  • This is a full time, M-F, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), 1 year, postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of a 2 year renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 3 years paid postdoctoral experience.

  • This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.

  • Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.  Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.

  • 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, CA.

Learn About Us:

Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world’s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab’s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

Working at Berkeley Lab has many rewards including a competitive compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding development opportunities.  To view information about the many rewards that are offered at Berkeley Lab- Click Here.

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."

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups presently considering scientific research careers.

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

Further Info:
1 Cyclotron Rd
Berkeley, CA 94720

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