Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Physics

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Position ID:LBNLPhysics-Physics-POSTDOCFELLOW [#20744, 94300]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Berkeley, California 94720, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Physics / High Energy Physics
Appl Deadline:2021/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/12/08, finished 2022/07/02, listed until 2022/07/01)
Position Description:    

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

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab’s (LBNL) Physics Division (PH) has an opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow to join the team.

In this exciting role, under general supervision of and in collaboration with principal investigator / supervisor, perform computational research in quantum algorithms for high energy particle physics.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on January 31, 2021.

What You Will Do:

  • Work on quantum computing for High Energy Particle Physics.

  • Conduct original research independently and in collaborations.

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

  • Prepare research papers for publication.

  • Prepare research presentations for seminars and conferences.

  • Interact with the experimental and theoretical communities at the lab.

  • Report results to supervisor.

Additional Responsibilities as needed:

  • Mentor Ph.D. students.

  • Organize local seminar series.

  • Other duties as assigned.

What is Required:

  • Ph.D. in physics or in a related field.

  • Experience in quantum computing research.

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct original research independently.

  • Ability to work as a team member to accomplish research goals.

  • Good organizational skills.

  • Relevant publication record and demonstration of proficient written and oral presentation of scientific results.

How To Apply:


For full consideration, please apply by close of business on January 31, 2022, but the position will remain open until filled. For inquiries please contact Kelly Rushing ( following requested application materials listed below must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online:

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

  1. Curriculum vitae.

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

  3. A statement describing current and future research interests (3-page limit excluding figures and references).

  4. A statement describing past activities and future interests in diversity, outreach and leadership (1 page maximum).

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


  • This is a full-time 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.

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Application Materials Required:
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