Fermilab, Theory Division

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Fellowship ID:FNAL-Theory-GPF [#20520]
Fellowship Title: Gates Postdoctoral Fellowship
Fellowship Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Batavia, Illinois 60510, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Theoretical Physics
Appl Deadline:2021/12/06 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/11/16, updated 2021/11/15, listed until 2021/12/06)

*** the list date or deadline for this fellowship has passed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

Open Date: November 16, 2021

Close Date: December 6, 2021

Gates Postdoctoral Fellowship

We are:

Fermilab is America’s premier laboratory for particle physics and accelerator research, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. We support discovery science experiments in Illinois and South Dakota and at locations around the world, including Canada, mountaintops in Arizona and Chile, and the South Pole.

We are strategic risk takers, innovators, and collaborators. We are engineers, scientists, technicians, administrative professionals. We are 1,800 employees advancing knowledge for the benefit of humankind. Fermilab has been at the forefront of particle physics for more than 50 years. We build world-leading accelerators and detectors to conduct some of the most advanced particle physics experiments possible. We collect and analyze the data from those experiments with some of the most powerful computers in the world. We conduct this research on a 6,800-acre prairie, 35 miles outside Chicago, a treasure that has been designated a National Environmental Research Park.

A Gates postdoctoral fellow is a recent Ph.D. recipient with a research record from prior postdoctoral experience. A Gates Fellow will conduct original research in the Fermilab Theory Division, pursuing their own bold theoretical ideas.

Theory Division hosts a dynamic and supportive community of more than 50 theoretical physicists engaged in cross-cutting collaborations that encompass a broad array of topics in particle theory, astroparticle theory, cosmology and quantum information science. This community is further enhanced by close connections with the University of Chicago and other local universities and colleges, as well as Argonne National Laboratory. Additionally, Theory Division has long-standing international collaborations that include CERN and many institutions in Latin America and Europe. A Gates Fellow will have opportunities to participate in the development of new experimental probes of fundamental physics and interact closely with Fermilab experimentalists.

The term of the Gates Fellowship appointment is five years.

More information on Fermilab Theory: https://theory.fnal.gov/


•Qualified applicants will have a Ph.D. in physics awarded in the past ten (10) years.

•Previous post-doctoral research experience is not required.

•International candidates are invited to apply.

•The Gates Fellowship prioritizes candidates who are first-generation college graduates, and historically and contemporarily minoritized candidates, including Black, LatinX, and Indigenous identities, underrepresented in theoretical physics.

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should and submit the following requirements and apply via Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/20520


2.Research Statement

3.Personal statement addressing equity and inclusion in research environments

4.Three Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at the AJO site)

5.Contributions to the field: Publications; Outreach efforts; Public talks/lectures; International/domestic conference and workshop participation.

Fellowship Details:

•Application Period: November 16 – December 6, 2021

•Program Dates: Flexible 2022 start date

•Competitive Salary and Benefits

•$10k annual research and travel stipend

All FRA employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19, unless the employee is legally entitled to an accommodation based on a medical condition/disability or a sincerely held religious belief.

Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer and believes a diverse and inclusive environment based on mutual respect is critical to our mission. Fermilab is committed to recruiting and developing the most hardworking people and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, country of birth, geography/postal code, disability, marital status, parental or gestational status, or other non- factor merit.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the description.

Further Info:
Olivia Vizcarra
Theoretical Physics Group
PO Box 500, MS 106
Batavia, IL 60510

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