Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Nuclear Science

Position ID:Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Nuclear Science-POSTDOCRELATIVISTICNSC [#21964, 96124]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow (Relativistic Nuclear Collisions)
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Berkeley, California 94720, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Nuclear Physics / Nuclear Physics, Experimental Nuclear Physics
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/06/23, finished 2023/06/24, listed until 2022/12/23)
Position Description:    

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

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

The Relativistic Nuclear Collisions (RNC) scientists play leading roles in both the physics analysis and instrumentation in experiments such as STAR, ALICE, sPHENIX, and the future EIC.  RNC is leading the Beam Energy Scan (BES) phase-II physics analysis for STAR experiment and heavily involved in the sPHENIX MVTX construction, commissioning and the physics program. In the meantime, R&D work and physics development for future EIC experiments have started.

In the role, you will work in the Relativistic Nuclear Collisions (RNC) program at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and will be involved with the physics analysis and/or instrumentation aspects of high energy nuclear physics.

What You Will Do:

  • Contribute to the physics analysis of STAR BES-II program and/or the heavy flavor program at sPHENIX including MVTX commissioning/calibration, etc. 

  • Contribute to the instrumentation/physics development of future experiment projects.

  • Exercise independent judgment and contribute in an original manner at the professional level.

  • Publish papers/reports in refereed journals, and make oral presentations of work.

  • Report results to supervisor.

Additional Responsibilities as needed:

  • Mentor students in their research at LBNL and UC Berkeley.

What is Required:

  • Recent Ph.D. in Nuclear/High-Energy Physics or a related discipline within the last 3 years upon employment.

  • Experience with data analysis.

  • Proficiency in written and oral dissemination of scientific results.

  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration in a research environment.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on July 31, 2022.


How To Apply:

Please go to to create a profile and submit the requested application materials, Note that applications can only be made via this Academic Jobs Online URL. For inquiries please contact Kelly Rushing ( For full consideration, please apply by close of business on July 31, 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. Curriculum vitae.

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

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

  4. Arrange to have at least 3 letters of reference submitted (at least one reference from outside LBNL/UC Berkeley). Please direct the reference letters to Xin Dong,



  • 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 2 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:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
email address
1 Cyclotron Rd
Berkeley, CA 94720