Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Physics

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Fellowship ID:LBNLPhysics-Physics-CHAMBERLAIN2018 [#9516, 83961]
Fellowship Title: Chamberlain Postdoctoral Fellowship
Fellowship Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Berkeley, California 94720, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics
Appl Deadline:2017/10/16 (posted 2017/08/10, listed until 2017/10/16)

The Physics Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) announces the competition for the 2018 Owen Chamberlain Fellowships in Experimental Particle Physics and Cosmology.

The Physics Division pursues a broad portfolio of experimental research including high-energy collider physics (ATLAS), neutrino physics (Daya Bay, DUNE, ProtoDUNE), cosmology (DESI, DES, eBOSS, LSST, Type Ia Supernovae), direct detection dark matter searches (LZ), CMB (Simons Array, Simons Observatory), and Quantum Information Science. We also have a long tradition of advanced detector development and advanced computational research. Chamberlain Fellows may join any of the above programs, subject to funding availability.

The Fellowship honors Berkeley Nobel Laureate Owen Chamberlain, who, together with Emilio Segre, Clyde Wiegand, and Thomas Ypsilantis, discovered the anti-proton at the Berkeley Bevatron in 1955.

Applicants for a Chamberlain Fellowship will also automatically be considered for other experimental postdoctoral positions available in the LBNL Physics Division.  For more information on the Physics Division's research programs, visit and click here for more information on the Chamberlain Fellowships.

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 2018 calendar year.  Appointees will receive an annual research supplement of $5,000.

Position Duties:

  • Work on experiments in High Energy Particle Physics or Cosmology 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.

Position Requirements:

  • 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.

  • Experience in particle physics and/or cosmological research.

  • Evidence of potential for high level of achievement as an independent researcher.

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

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

  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, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on October 16, 2017.


  • Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.

  • Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.

  • 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.

  • The primary location for this this appointment will be the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.  However, work may also be performed at other experimental sites according to research needs, including but not limited to CERN (Geneva, Switzerland), Atacama (Chile), Daya Bay (China), Fermilab (Illinois), SURF (S. Dakota) and Kitt Peak (Arizona).

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