Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Physics

508 15387
Position ID:LBNLPhysics-Physics-ATLASPROJECTSCIENTIST [#15387, 88767]
Position Title: ATLAS ITk Project Scientist
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Berkeley, California 94720, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics / HEP-Experiment (hep-ex)
Appl Deadline:2020/01/13 11:59PMhelp popup deleted (posted 2019/11/05, listed until 2020/05/05)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

Berkeley Lab’s Physics Division has an opening for an ATLAS ITk Project Scientist.

Berkeley Lab will build and test several thousand silicon strip detector assemblies and other associated electronic and mechanical components related to the detector array for the upgrade of the ATLAS Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Geneva Switzerland. In this role, you will provide scientific and technical effort and direction to technicians, postdocs and students in clean room environment to support silicon strip detector construction activity.

What You Will Do:

  • Provide scientific and technical expertise required towards the construction and testing of ATLAS ITk silicon strip modules.

  • Plan and direct day-to-day module assembly, characterization, and testing operations, including precision gluing, wire bonding, metrology, inspection, and QC.  Perform electrical tests and measurements of module response.

  • Direct personnel consisting of  2-4 technicians, 1 postdoc, and 1-3 undergraduate students or interns.  

  • Consult/coordinate with physicists and engineers at LBNL and collaborating institutions.

  • Responsible for assembly and commissioning of ATLAS-designed data acquisition and burn-in system for the modules built.

  • Ensure proper documentation of procedures as well as ATLAS-required implementation and input to production database.

  • Responsible for purchases of consumables and minor equipment needed to carry out the above scope.

  • Responsible for planning equipment maintenance and service as needed,  including interaction with vendors.

  • Prepare and present material at US ATLAS and ATLAS meetings.

What is Required: 

  • Ph.D. in Physics, Applied Physics, or a related field.

  • A minimum of two years of experience in silicon tracking detector assembly and testing, or similar scientific instrumentation such as beam line systems, spectrometers, focal plane arrays, particle/radiation detectors.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a research group environment. Potential to direct technicians on a day to day basis.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to prepare research results for publication and presentation at seminars and scientific meetings.

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 posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on January 13, 2020.

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

  1. Statement of Interest

  2. Curriculum Vitae

  3. 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, Term appointment with the possibility of extension for up to a maximum of 5 years based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.

  • Salary is commensurate with experience.

  • 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, with regular travel to CERN, Geneva, Switzerland,  and other US institutes (UC Santa Cruz and Brookhaven).

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.

Working at Berkeley Lab has many rewards including a competitive compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding development opportunities.  To view information about the many rewards that are offered at Berkeley Lab- Click Here.

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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