Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Nuclear Science

Program ID:Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Nuclear Science-NEUTRINOPROJSCIENTIST [#17864, 91749]
Program Title: Neutrino Program Project Scientist
Program Type:Other
Location:Berkeley, California 94720, United States [map]
Subject Area: Nuclear Physics / Nuclear Physics
Appl Deadline: finished (2020/12/23, finished 2021/06/22, listed until 2021/06/23)

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

Berkeley Lab’s Nuclear Science Division has an opening for a Neutrino Program Project Scientist to join their Neutrino Program.  In this role, you will participate in the preparation and commissioning of the LEGEND-200 experiment that is currently under construction.

What You Will Do:

  • Participate in the Neutrino Program of the Nuclear Science Division in the preparation and commissioning of the LEGEND-200 experiment that is currently under construction.

  • Serve as the lead in developing the background mitigation plan through experimentation of a high purity germanium detector in liquid argon.

  • Serve as the lead in developing software and implementing innovative approaches to identify the low-energy background in high purity germanium detectors operating in liquid argon.

  • Participate in the construction and commissioning of LBNL NSD deliverables to the LEGEND experiment and other associated Neutrino Program tasks.

  • Participate in the operational and analysis activities associated with the KATRIN neutrino mass measurement.

  • Independently solve complex problems using ingenuity, creativity, and advanced scientific principles.

  • Publish papers/reports and make oral presentations of your own work.

  • Interacts with professional staff within the Division, Laboratory and externally.

  • Prepare and present proposals and review materials.


Additional Responsibilities as needed:

  • May provide oversight to students, engineers, and technicians.

What Is Required:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent experience in nuclear physics or physics.

  • Experience in research in neutrino and in other low-background underground experiments (e.g. dark matter).

  • Experience in research in radioactive backgrounds associated with liquid argon.

  • Experience in Bayesian-based nuclear and/or particle physics analyses.

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, evaluate and organize large quantities of data in a timely manner, with very careful attention to detail.

  • Experience in conducting nuclear physics research.

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

  • Knowledge of nuclear physics concepts and experimental techniques.

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

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


  1. Curriculum vitae.

  2. Statement describing future research interests (3 page limit).

  3. A list of up to ten relevant publications, including contributions for multi-author publications.

  4. Arrange to have at least 3 letters of reference submitted (at least one reference from outside LBNL/UC Berkeley).

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.



  • This is a full time, 1 year, term appointment that may be renewed to a maximum of five years.

  • 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.

  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at Berkeley Lab. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.

  • 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.

The Nuclear Science (NS) Division conducts basic research aimed at understanding the structure and interactions of nuclei and the forces of nature as manifested in the nuclear matter – topics that align the Division with the national program as elucidated in the 2007 U.S. Nuclear Science Long Range Plan.

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.

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 description.

Further Info:
1 Cyclotron Rd
Berkeley, CA 94720

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