Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Physics

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Position ID:LBNLPhysics-Physics-POSTDOCATLAS [#16512, 90530]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow - ATLAS Group
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Berkeley, California 94720, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics / HEP-Experiment (hep-ex)
Appl Deadline:2020/09/01 11:59PMhelp popup filled (posted 2020/07/01, listed until 2020/12/08)
Position Description:    

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

Berkeley Lab’s Physics Division has an opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow to work in the ATLAS Group by participating in the analysis of ATLAS physics data and contributing to the construction of the Strip Tracker upgrade for the HL-LHC. The larger LBL ATLAS group makes significant contributions to Exotics, Higgs, SM, and SUSY analyses, and has major roles in the construction of the ITk silicon tracker for HL-LHC, as well as extensive activities in computing and core software. The group contains a unique mixture of lab staff and faculty members, with a significant number of postdocs and Ph.D. students.

What You Will Do:

  • Work in the ATLAS collaboration with involvement in both technical contributions to the experiment, and physics analysis of data from the experiment.

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

  • Contribute to the ongoing ATLAS Upgrade program for the Strip Tracker.

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

  • Report results to the supervisor.

  • Prepare research papers for publication.

  • Present research findings at seminars and conferences.

What is Required: 

  • Ph.D. in Physics or related field with less than 2 years of experience since Ph.D. thesis.

  • Experience in particle physics research.

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

  • Experience in modern Silicon instrumentation.

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

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Berkeley Lab values a diverse workforce and culture of inclusion, which are keys to attracting and engaging the brightest minds to further our record of scientific excellence and groundbreaking innovations ( Applications from women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on September 1, 2020.

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

  1. Research Statement

  2. Publication List

  3. Curriculum Vitae

  4. Reference Letters - Arrange to have at least 3 letters of reference submitted online by the reference writers at this site, with at least one external to 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. You must have less than 3 years of paid postdoctoral experience. 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.

  • 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.

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.

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 position description.

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