Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Physics

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Position ID:LBNLPhysics-Physics-THDIVFELLOW2019 [#14860, 88485]
Position Title: Career-Track Position in Theoretical Particle Physics
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Berkeley, California 94720, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / HEP-Phenomenology (hep-ph), particle phenomenology and astroparticle physics, Particle Physics, Theoretical Particle Physics
High Energy Physics / Theoretical Particle Physics
Appl Deadline:2019/11/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/09/27, finished 2020/05/17, listed until 2020/03/27)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

The Physics Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has openings for Divisional Fellow positions in the area of Theoretical Particle Physics. The Divisional Fellow position is an approximate equivalent to a tenure track junior faculty position.  

The Physics Division intends to fill two positions in the Theory Group, for which candidates with a record of accomplishment, creative ability, and outstanding promise in the field of theoretical particle physics, defined broadly, are invited to apply.  The appointments will be as a career-track position of up to five years with the expectation of promotion to a career position as a Senior Scientist. Exceptionally qualified scientists can be considered for appointment directly to Senior Scientist.

A successful candidate should have an outstanding and broad program in theoretical research with a focus on problems of relevance to particle physics. The candidate is expected to interact with both the theoretical and experimental communities at Berkeley and beyond and have a commitment to encouraging equity and inclusion. Additional criteria in the search are potential for leadership in the field, ability to mentor junior scientists, and service in the scientific community.  Candidates should have research experience beyond PhD, or equivalent, and have demonstrated independence and original achievements in research.

The Berkeley theory group consists of LBNL and UC Berkeley theorists, operating together as part of the Berkeley Center for Theoretical Physics (BCTP), which encompasses diverse aspects of theoretical particle physics, such as precision calculations, physics beyond the standard model, particle astrophysics, quantum information and formal theory. These positions also provide an opportunity to interact with experimentalists at LBNL and on campus working on a broad program, including collider physics (ATLAS), direct dark matter searches (LZ, SuperCDMS, light dark matter), neutrinos and rare decays (DUNE, neutrinoless double beta decay, Mu2e), and cosmology (SNe surveys, DESI, and CMB experiments).

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 under represented groups are strongly encouraged.

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


  1. Cover Letter

  2. Curriculum Vitae

  3. Statement describing research interests

  4. Publication List

  5. At least five letters of reference submitted online by the reference writers at this site, with at least four external to LBNL/UC Berkeley, and at least one from outside the USA.

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  • This is a full time, M-F, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), Career-Track (Term) or Career appointment.  The Career-Track (Term) position has the possibility of extension for up to five years and/or promotion to a Career appointment, based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs.

  • 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 appointment will be the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

The posting will remain open until the position is filled, however, for full consideration, please submit all application materials by November 15, 2019.

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 Office of Science.

LBNL is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory managed by the University of California for the DOE Office of Science. It has an excellent benefits program, which you can read about at: (

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:
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