Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Physics

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Position ID:LBNLPhysics-Physics-DIVISIONALFELLOW [#20616, 94383]
Position Title: Divisional Fellow (Theoretical Particle Physics)
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Berkeley, California 94720, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / Theoretical Particle Physics, HEP-Phenomenology (hep-ph), High Energy Physics, particle phenomenology and astroparticle physics, Particle Physics, High Energy Theory Group
Appl Deadline: finished (2021/11/23, finished 2023/07/08, listed until 2023/01/02)
Position Description:    

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

The Physics Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has an opening for a Divisional Fellow position in the area of Theoretical Particle Physics, broadly defined. The Divisional Fellow position is an approximate equivalent to a tenure track junior faculty position. 

The Physics Division invites applications from candidates with a record of accomplishment, creative ability, and outstanding promise in the field of theoretical particle physics or theoretical cosmology. The appointment will be as a career-track position of up to five years with the expectation of promotion to a career position as a Senior Scientist. Exceptionally qualified scientists can be considered for appointment directly to Senior Scientist. 

A successful candidate should have an outstanding and broad program in theoretical research with a focus on problems of relevance to particle physics. The candidate is expected to interact with both the theoretical and experimental communities at Berkeley and beyond and have a commitment to encouraging equity and inclusion. Additional criteria in the search are potential for leadership in the field, ability to mentor junior scientists, and service in the scientific community. Candidates should have research experience beyond PhD, or equivalent, and have demonstrated independence and original achievements in research. 
The Berkeley theory group consists of LBNL and UC Berkeley theorists, operating together as part of the Berkeley Center for Theoretical Physics (BCTP), which encompasses diverse aspects of theoretical particle physics, such as precision calculations, physics of and beyond the standard model, particle astrophysics, quantum information and formal theory. These positions also provide an opportunity to interact with experimentalists at LBNL and on UC Berkeley campus working on a broad program, including but not limited to collider physics (ATLAS), direct dark matter searches (LZ, SuperCDMS, light dark matter), neutrinos and rare decays (DUNE, neutrinoless double beta decay, Mu2e), quantum computing and sensors, and cosmology (SNe surveys, DESI, and CMB experiments). More information about the Berkeley theory group can be found at

How To Apply: 

Note that applications can only be made via this Academic Jobs Online URL. For full consideration, please apply by midnight on January 16, 2022, but the position will remain open until filled. For inquiries please contact Kelly Rushing ( 

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

1. Cover Letter 
2. Curriculum Vitae 
3. Statement describing research interests 
4. Publication List 
5. At least five letters of reference submitted online by the reference writers at this site, with at least four external to       
    LBNL/UC Berkeley, and at least one from outside the USA. 
6. Statement describing activities and interests related to outreach, diversity and inclusion (1 page maximum).  

  • This is a full time, M-F, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), Career-Track (Term) or Career appointment. The Career-Track (Term) position has the possibility of extension for up to five years and/or promotion to a Career appointment, based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs. 
  • 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. 
  • The primary location for this appointment will be the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA, with the possibility of a hybrid work schedule. 

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Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) and strives to continue building community with these shared values and commitments. Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We heartily welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and all who would contribute to the Lab's mission of leading scientific discovery, inclusion, and professionalism. In support of our diverse global community, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. 

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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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