Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Physics

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Position ID:LBNLPhysics-Physics-PDGSTAFFSCIENTIST [#14976, 88513]
Position Title: Particle Data Group Staff Scientist
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Berkeley, California 94720, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Cosmology, High Energy Physics, Particle Astrophysics, Particle Physics, Physics, HEP-Experiment (hep-ex), Astrophysics (astro-ph)
Appl Deadline:2019/12/02 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/10/04, finished 2020/06/07, listed until 2020/04/04)
Position Description:    

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

The Physics Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) invites applications for a Staff Scientist to work half-time in the Particle Data Group (PDG) and half-time on research in one of the Physics Division programs in the Intensity or Cosmic Frontiers. The Physics Division conducts world-leading research in experimental and theoretical particle physics and cosmology. The PDG group at LBNL provides leadership to the 200-member international PDG Collaboration in preparing the Review of Particle Physics, which has been for decades the central reference for particle physics, including crucial connections with Cosmology and Astrophysics.

The successful candidate will take on significant responsibilities in the PDG group and play an important role in the Physics Division’s research program.  The candidate will be expected to assume a leadership role in the international PDG collaboration, actively organize and develop new directions for the PDG, and participate in the coordination and preparation of the data summaries and reviews.  The candidate will also be expected to take an active role in the execution and development of the Physics Division research program. Candidates in experimental particle physics in the Intensity Frontier (e.g. neutrino physics) or Cosmic Frontier (e.g. dark matter, dark energy, cosmic microwave background) are encouraged to apply.

Broad knowledge of particle physics and an outstanding ability in experimental particle physics or cosmology research are required.  Experience working with experimental particle physics data and the ability to work effectively in a team environment are also required.  Applicants should have five years of experience in research including two or more years of relevant professional experience beyond the Ph.D. or equivalent in physics or a related field, with a strong record of research accomplishments.  Other required skills include the ability to effectively oversee and referee reviews and evaluate published results in high energy physics areas that may not be close to the candidate’s research area, the ability to clearly and concisely organize information, and excellent editorial and writing skills.  Experience developing and managing scientific software is desirable.

The appointment may be either career-track or career, depending on experience. The career-track Staff Scientist position is a five-year appointment with the expectation of promotion to a career position as a Staff Scientist.  

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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The posting will remain open until the position is filled, however, for full consideration, please submit all application materials by December 2, 2019. 


  • 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.

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:
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