Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Nuclear Science

Program ID:Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Nuclear Science-POSTDOCRELATIVISTIC [#16372, 90180]
Program Title: Postdoctoral Fellow (Relativistic Nuclear Collisions Program)
Program Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Berkeley, California 94720, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Nuclear Physics / Deep Inelastic Scattering (DIS), Heavy-ion collisions, Nucleon Structure and Proton Spin, Ultrarelativistic Heavy Ion Collisions, Nuclear Physics
Appl Deadline:2020/06/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/05/21, listed until 2020/11/21)

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Berkeley Lab’s Nuclear Science Division (NS) has an opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow to join their Relativistic Nuclear Collisions (RNC) program.


In this role, you will be expected to work on both physics analysis and instrumentation aspects of high energy nuclear physics.


The RNC group has a strong involvement in both the physics analysis and instrumentation in experiments such as STAR, ALICE, sPHENIX, and the future EIC.  RNC has successfully led the Heavy Flavor Tracker (HFT) development and physics analysis for STAR experiment. Currently RNC is heavily involved in both the ALICE ITS upgrade and sPHENIX MVTX instrumentation. Work on the future Electron-Ion-Collider has also started. We develop both the instrumentation and analysis techniques to extend the reach of experimental nuclear physics.


What You Will Do:

  • Contribute to the physics analysis of ongoing RNC activities of the Postdoc’s choosing.

  • Contribute to the ongoing MAPS silicon tracker instrumentation projects and R&D for EIC.

  • Exercise independent judgment and contribute in an original manner at the professional level.

  • Publish papers/reports in refereed journals, and make oral presentations of work.

  • Report results to supervisor.

What Is Required:

  • Recent Ph.D. in Nuclear/High-Energy Physics or a related discipline within the last 3 years.

  • Experience with data analysis.

  • Willingness in building hardware from ground-up to achieve physics goals.

  • Proficiency in written and oral dissemination of scientific results.

  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration in a research environment


Requested Application Materials:

  • Curriculum Vitae.

  • Statement of research experience and interests.

  • Reference Letters - Arrange to have 3 letters of reference sent to Dr. Nu Xu at with a cc to Administrator Lady Bonifacio at


The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on June 15, 2020.



  • This is a full time, M-F, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), 2 year postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 3 years of paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.

  • This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.

  • Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.

  • 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.

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:
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Further Info:
1 Cyclotron Rd
Berkeley, CA 94720

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