Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Physics

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Position ID:LBNLPhysics-Physics-POSTDOCCMB [#17254, 91304]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow (Cosmic Microwave Background)
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Berkeley, California 94720, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / Astrophysics (astro-ph), HEP-Experiment (hep-ex)
Appl Deadline:2020/12/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2020/10/20, finished 2021/06/19, listed until 2021/04/20)
Position Description:    

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

Berkeley Lab’s Physics Division has an opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on data analysis and/or instrumentation for the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) Group!

What You Will Do:

  • Work on analysis methodology, data analysis and/or instrumentation for Cosmic Microwave Background experiments.

  • Conduct original research independently and in collaboration.

  • Interact with LBNL and other investigators working on similar or related scientific problems.

  • Prepare research papers for publication.

  • Present research findings at seminars and conferences.

What is Required: 

  • A recent Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or related field with less than 3 years of experience since Ph.D. thesis.

  • At least one year of experience in experimental or theoretical cosmology (this may include experience as a graduate student).

  • Demonstrated ability to work in the research environment.

  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to work within a team to accomplish goals on a collaborative project.

For full consideration, please apply by close of business on December 15, 2020.

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

  1. Research Statement - 3 page limit not including citations and figures.

  2. Publication List

  3. Curriculum Vitae

  4. 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 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 and predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.

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

  • 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.

Berkeley Lab’s Postdoc Program is committed to providing Postdoctoral Researchers and Visiting scholars with a positive and impactful experience to jump-start their career through premium research and career development, networking opportunities, mentoring programs, and a strong community.  For more information, please visit our Berkeley Lab Postdoc Resources site and our Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association site.

Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accountability (IDEA) and strives to hire individuals who share these same values and commitments.

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. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."

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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