Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Physics

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Position ID:LBNLPhysics-Physics-DESIOPSPROJSCI [#25965, 99987]
Position Title: DESI Operations Project Scientist
Position Location:Berkeley, California 94720, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / Astrophysics (astro-ph), Computational physics, Cosmology, HEP-Experiment (hep-ex), High Energy Physics, Physics
Appl Deadline: finished (2023/09/27, finished 2024/07/06, listed until 2024/01/02)
Position Description:    

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

The Physics Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has openings for one or more DESI Operations Project Scientists to join the team. 

The Project Scientist(s) will join the Physics Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab to work with the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) operations team on topics related to spectroscopic data processing, survey operations, and/or instrumentation. The Project Scientist(s) will take a leading role in one or more of the following areas: developing improved spectroscopic data processing methods in response to the data quality needs of the DESI key science analyses; planning and executing survey operations; and/or developing hardware for DESI and related future projects (e.g. fiber positioners and CCDs). The Project Scientist(s) will contribute to one or more of those areas but do not need to have prior expertise in all of them.  They will also participate in science analyses in support of the collaboration working groups using the DESI data.


What You Will Do:

Additional Responsibilities as needed:


What is Required:

Desired Qualifications:


How To Apply:

For full consideration, the application materials listed below must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online by the end of Wednesday November 8, 2023.

  1. A cover letter explaining your interest in this position, relevant experience, and research interests connected to DESI,

  2. Curriculum vitæ,

  3. A list of up to ten relevant publications, including a brief description of contributions for multi-author publications,

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

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



The targeted salary range for this position is $7,445 to $10,604 per month depending upon the candidate’s skills, knowledge, and abilities, including education, certifications, and years of experience.




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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