Theoretical Physics Group, Fermilab

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Position ID:FNAL-Theory-RATH2017 [#10134]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate (Theoretical Physics Department)
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Batavia, Illinois 60510, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / HEP-Lattice (hep-lat), HEP-Phenomenology (hep-ph), HEP-Theory (hep-th), Lattice QCD, Nuclear & Particle Theory
Appl Deadline:2017/11/20* (posted 2017/10/11, listed until 2018/01/07)
Position Description:    

Open Date: 10/11/2017 
Close Date: 11/20/2017 

The Fermilab Theoretical Physics Department invites applications for postdoctoral research appointments starting in the Fall of 2018. Fermilab Theory postdocs perform self-directed theoretical particle physics research on topics of their own choosing, and are encouraged to work with members of the senior scientific staff and other postdocs within the Department. The Fermilab Theoretical Physics research program includes neutrino physics, perturbative QCD, lattice QCD, Higgs & Flavor physics, collider phenomenology, and physics beyond the standard model.

Postdoctoral research associates in the Fermilab Theoretical Physics Department are appointed for three years. 



  • Candidates should have obtained a Ph.D. in theoretical particle physics or a closely related field, or expect to earn a Ph.D. in the same fields, by September 1, 2018. 
  • Demonstrated experience in theoretical particle-physics research.  
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Respect, understand, and value individual differences that embody the principles of diversity. 
  • Abide by all environment, safety, and health regulations. 


Application Instructions 

Candidates should submit via Academic Jobs Online ( 

1) Curriculum Vitae, 

2) List of publications, 

3) Statement of research interests, and 

4) Three or more letters of recommendation, submitted to AJO by the reference writers. 

The senior staff of the department now consists of Bill Bardeen, John Campbell, Marcela Carena, Pilar Coloma, Bogdan Dobrescu, Estia Eichten, Patrick Fox, Walter Giele, Roni Harnik, Christopher Hill, Andreas Kronfeld, Paul Mackenzie, Stephen Parke, Stefan Prestel, Chris Quigg and Ruth Van de Water. To learn more about members of the group and our activities, please visit For other general information about these positions, please contact Theory Group Administrative Assistant Olivia Vizcarra at 


Physical Activity and Work Conditions 
HUMAN FACTORS: Mental Concentration, Sitting, and Tight Work Schedule. 

There is no legal requirement that Fermilab sponsor an employee for U.S. permanent residence. As a result, Fermilab will make the decision to sponsor an employee on a case-by-case basis. Fermilab will consider the following factors, among others, when determining whether to sponsor an employee for U.S. permanent residence: performance, length of service, long-term need for the position, and cost.

Diverse people. Diverse jobs. Great science.

Fermilab is America’s particle physics and accelerator laboratory.

Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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

Further Info:
Olivia Vizcarra
Theoretical Physics Group
PO Box 500, MS 106
Batavia, IL 60510

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