Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Nuclear Science

Position ID:Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Nuclear Science-STAFFSCIENTISTCAREERTRACK [#25287, 99369]
Position Title: Physicist Staff Scientist(Career-Track)
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Berkeley, California 94720, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Nuclear Physics / Experimental Nuclear Physics
Appl Deadline: finished (2023/08/07, finished 2024/01/10, listed until 2024/02/07)
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 Physicist Staff Scientist (Career-Track) to join the team.  

In this role, you will be responsible for conducting original independent experimental physics research, with an emphasis on the structure and reactions of exotic nuclei. An initial focus will be on the development of an exciting research program exploiting recent advances in the field associated with the capabilities at advanced rare-isotope beam facilities including FRIB, RIBF, and TRIUMF.

What you will do:

  • Conduct original independent research on the physics of exotic nuclei.

  • Provide technical leadership for conceptualization, design, set-up, and performance of nuclear physics experiments at FRIB and elsewhere.

  • Establish collaborations to exploit unique research opportunities on the science of exotic nuclei.

  • Exploit scientific opportunities at the 88-Inch Cyclotron and other LBNL facilities. 

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

  • Interact with other scientists interested in the science, techniques, and opportunities arising from the work.

  • Publish papers, reports, and act as Principal Investigator on new proposals and projects.

  • Directly supervise other professionals, technical support staff, and or students.

  • Deliver presentations of original work to Division and Lab Management as well as the broader scientific community.

  • Contribute to other Division/Lab activities related to nuclear science and especially the physics of exotic nuclei.

  • Actively support LBNL’s IDEA initiative and goals, and participate in outreach efforts.

What is required:

  • Five years of experience in research including two or more years of relevant professional experience beyond the Ph.D. or equivalent in physics or related field at the time of employment.

  • Demonstrated productivity in terms of peer-reviewed publications and scientific presentations.

  • Recognized as a resource or active impact contributor in own field as perceived internally by management and peers and externally through conference presentations, publications in refereed journals, invited lectures, and awards.

  • Ability to work independently within a research environment.

  • Capable of leading independent research and development work.

  • Extensive knowledge of nuclear science, especially in the area of low-energy nuclear physics.

  • Skilled at analysis of data from nuclear physics experiments.

  • Ability to interact professionally with staff within the Division, Laboratory and at other laboratories, including Physicists and Engineers.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

For full consideration, please apply by midnight on October 27th, 2023, but the position will remain open until filled. For inquiries please contact Roderick Clark at

Requested Application Materials:

  • Curriculum Vitae and publication list.

  • Statement of research experience and interests (3 pages maximum, not including references).

  • Arrange for at least three letters of reference submitted online via Academic Jobs Online, with at least two external to LBNL/UC Berkeley.

  • Statement describing your contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as your participation in outreach or community engagement activities (1 page maximum).


This career-track position is expected to pay between a targeted range of $12,101-$18,824 per month depending upon the candidate’s skills, knowledge, and abilities, including education, certifications, and years of experience.


  • This position will be hired as a full-time, 5 year career-track term appointment that may be converted to career based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs.

  • In exceptional circumstances, a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay, will be considered. Responsibilities at this level include taking on a leadership role. Requirements for an appointment at this level include at least 5 years of relevant professional experience beyond the customary highest degree appropriate to the candidate’s discipline in Physics or related subject. For a career appointment the targeted salary range would be $12,101-$18,824.

  • 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.

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:
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Further Info:
email address
1 Cyclotron Rd
Berkeley, CA 94720