Fermilab, Wilson Fellowship Committee

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Fellowship ID:FNAL-WilsonFellowship-WILSON [#19983]
Fellowship Title: Fermilab, Wilson Fellowship
Fellowship Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Location:Batavia, Illinois 60510, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Cosmology/Particle Astrophysics
High Energy Physics / Experimental
Appl Deadline:2021/11/22 01:00AMhelp popup* (posted 2021/10/08, listed until 2021/11/22)

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

Wilson Fellowship in Experimental Physics

The Wilson Fellowship at Fermilab seeks applications from Ph.D. physicists of exceptional talent with at least two (2) years of experience beyond Ph.D. The Fellowship is awarded on a competitive basis and is intended to support outstanding assistant professor-level physicists early in their careers. It provides unique opportunities for self-directed research in experimental physics through work on the Fermilab particle physics experiment of the candidate's choice. The Fermilab experimental program includes collider and cosmic physics, studies of neutrinos, muons, and research at the intersection of high energy physics and quantum information science, as well as R&D and planning for future experiments.

As an organization, Fermilab is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining diverse talent and cultivating an inclusive work environment that supports scientific, technological, and operational excellence. Fermilab and the Wilson Fellowship Committee value candidates who show potential for growth, scientific leadership, and a commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion.

Minoritized individuals, candidates from outside particle physics or with non-traditional career paths are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates are expected to respect and value individual differences and support an equitable and inclusive laboratory environment.

The Wilson Fellowship provides a competitive annual salary. The appointment is for an initial term of three (3) years with the possibility for renewal for an additional two (2) years upon completion of a successful review after the first two (2) years; thereafter, the potential exists for eventual appointment without term limit. Successful candidates are expected to abide by all environment, safety, and health regulations.

Successful candidates are expected to abide by all environment, safety, and health regulations.

Qualifications and Essential Job Functions

Demonstrated ability to carry out independent research.
Ph.D. in Physics or relevant subject.
2+ years of experience beyond Ph. D.
Demonstrated experience in experimental particle, cosmic physics or related field.
Established ability to lead and conduct experimental measurements.
Excellent oral and written communication skills as demonstrated by presentations at conferences and a strong record of publications in professional journals.

A distinguishing characteristic of Wilson Fellows is leadership demonstrated through intellectual, organizational, or technical accomplishment and commitment to improving the diversity and inclusivity of the scientific community.

Position may include prolonged computer work, visually demanding work and tight work schedules. In addition, the ability to travel by automobile and/or commercial air carrier both domestically and internationally may be required, as well as the ability and a willingness to work in underground experimental areas.

Position may include work in confined spaces and/or with high voltage, and exposure to cryogens and ionizing radiation.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) may be required of the position, including the ability to wear eye/face, foot, hand and hearing protection and respirators.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should apply via AcademicJobsOnline:


Each candidate should submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Research statement (not to exceed three (3) pages) giving a focused description of proposed research program as a Wilson Fellow.
  • Optional - “Science Culture” statement not to exceed two (2) pages. Examples of topics might include discussion of the diversity, equity, inclusion within our scientific community and/or broader impacts such as outreach, education, environment and advocacy.
  • Exactly three (3) letters of reference via AcademicJobsOnline.

Applications, including letters of reference, must be complete by 11:59 PM Chicago Time on Sunday, November 21, 2021. Unless prior arrangements have been made with the Chair, late material will not be considered.

Additional information is available at:http://www.fnal.gov/pub/forphysicists/fellowships/robert_wilson/

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

Further Info:
PO Box 500
MS 122
Batavia, IL 60510

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