Fermilab, Theoretical Physics Group

80 15455
Position ID:FNAL-Theory-THEORYRA1 [#15455]
Position Title: Theoretical Physics Research Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Batavia, Illinois 60510, United States [map]
Subject Area: High Energy Physics / Theoretical Particle Physics
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/11/11, finished 2020/05/31, listed until 2019/11/27)
Position Description:    

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

Open Date: November 11, 2019

Close Date: Applications due by November 27th, 2019. Acceptance of materials closed after December 6th,2019.


The Fermilab Theoretical Physics Department invites applications for postdoctoral research appointments in the Particle Physics Group starting in the Fall of 2020. Fermilab Theory postdocs perform self-directed theoretical research in particle physics on topics of their own choosing. They are encouraged to work with members of the senior scientific staff and other postdocs within the Department. The theoretical Particle Physics Group research program includes neutrino physics, perturbative QCD, lattice QCD, Higgs and flavor physics, collider phenomenology, and physics beyond the standard model, including theories of dark matter and baryogenesis.

The Theoretical Physics Department has deep involvement in the Fermilab experimental program including Neutrino experiments such as MicroBoone, SBND, Icarus and DUNE; the Large Hadron collider CMS experiment, in particular through the LHC Physics Center; and several direct dark matter detection experiments (CDMS, ADMX, LZ) as well as in nurturing novel ideas for Dark matter and Dark Sector experiments.. Theory department members can be involved in any of these efforts as well as in the development of future projects.

The staff members of the Particle Physics Group consists of John Campbell, Marcela Carena, Bogdan Dobrescu, Patrick Fox, Walter Giele, Roni Harnik, Christopher Hill, Stefan Hoeche, Andreas Kronfeld, Pedro Machado, Stephen Parke, Michael Wagman and Ruth Van de Water (LOA), and emeritus scientists William Bardeen, Estia Eichten, Paul Mackenzie and Christopher Quigg. There is also strong synergy with staff members of the Theoretical Astrophysics Group that includes Scott Dodelson (LOA) Joshua Frieman, Nick Gnedin, Craig Hogan, Dan Hooper, Gordan Krnjaic and Albert Stebbins. Postdoctoral research associates in the Fermilab Theoretical Physics Department are appointed for three years.


Candidates should have obtained a Ph.D. (or expect to obtain a Ph.D. by September 1, 2020) in theoretical particle physics or a closely related field.

• 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: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/15455

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.

To learn more about members of the theoretical physics department and our activities, please visit http://theory.fnal.gov and https://astro.fnal.gov/science/theory/

For other general information about these positions, please contact Theory Department Administrative Assistant Olivia Vizcarra at olivia@fnal.gov.

Physical Activity and Work Conditions

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

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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