Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Physics

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Position ID:LBNLPhysics-Physics-MU2EPOSTDOC2022 [#22053, 96199]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow (Mu2e)
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Berkeley, California 94720, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Physics / HEP-Experiment (hep-ex)
Appl Deadline:2022/08/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/07/08, listed until 2023/01/02)
Position Description:    

*** the listing date or deadline for this position has passed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab’s (LBNL) Physics Division has an opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow to join the team.

In this exciting role, you will work in the Flavor Group on the Mu2e experiment. Mu2e will search for Charged Lepton Flavor and Lepton Number Violation using atomic-captured muons produced at the FNAL muon campus.  The first Mu2e beam physics run is scheduled to begin in 2025.  The LBNL Mu2e group leads the development of software and firmware for the Mu2e tracker, the experiment’s central detector.  We are also developing multi-variate machine learning algorithms for signal extraction.  The successful candidate will assist with those efforts, as well as participate in the cosmic ray and beam commissioning of the detector.

For more information about this position, please contact Dr. David Brown (


The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on August 15, 2022.


What You Will Do:

  • Develop software and firmware for the Mu2e experiment and assist in the commissioning of the detector.

  • Conduct original research independently and in collaboration with other members of the LBNL Mu2e group.

  • Interact with LBNL and other investigators working on similar or related scientific problems.

  • Report results to supervisor.

  • Prepare research papers for publication.

  • Present research findings at seminars and conferences.


Additional Responsibilities as needed:

  • May mentor Undergraduate or Ph.D. students.

  • Other duties as assigned.


What is Required:

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

  • Experience in particle physics research.

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

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

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in C++ software and/or firmware development.

  • Experience developing machine learning algorithms.

  • Experience in alignment and/or calibration of tracking detectors.

  • Ability to mentor students.


How To Apply:

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


  1. Curriculum vitae.

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

  3. A statement describing future research interests (3-page limit excluding figures and references).

  4. 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), 2 year postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs.  

  • 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.

Learn About Us:

Berkeley Lab 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 (DOE) Office of Science.

Berkeley Lab’s Postdoc Program is committed to providing Postdoctoral Researchers and Visiting scholars with a positive and impactful experience to jump-start their career through premium research and career development, networking opportunities, mentoring programs, and a strong community.  For more information, please visit our Berkeley Lab Postdoc Resources site and our Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association site.

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