Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Physics

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Position ID:LBNLPhysics-Physics-COSMO2017 [#8562, 83118]
Position Title: Cosmology Postdoctoral Fellow (Physics)
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Berkeley, California 94720, United States [map]
Subject Area: Cosmology/Particle Astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2017/02/24 (posted 2016/11/14, listed until 2017/02/24)
Position Description:    

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Postdoctoral Positions in Cosmology at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) invites applications for one or more postdoctoral positions in cosmology, instrumentation for cosmology, and software development for cosmology research, to begin in Fall 2017.  Candidates with interest in large scale structure surveys and instrumentation or computing for astrophysics experimentation are especially encouraged to apply.  The successful candidates will work in large scale structure surveys and are expected to carry out original research in science, software development and/or instrumentation related to the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) currently under construction at LBNL.

The Physics Division pursues a broad portfolio of experimental research including high-energy collider physics (ATLAS), neutrino physics (DUNE, Daya Bay), cosmology (DESI, WFIRST, Type Ia Supernovae, DES, eBOSS, LSST), and Cosmic Microwave Background experiments (POLARBEAR, Simons Array, Simons Observatory, CMB-S4), and direct detection of dark matter (LZ).  We also have a long tradition of research in theoretical physics, in  advanced detector development,  and in high-performance computing (NERSC).

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Physics or Astronomy or expect to receive one by the summer of 2017. They should have at least one year of experience in cosmology or related research as a graduate student or as a postdoc.  He/she should have demonstrated ability to work as part of a collaborative team as well as to work independently.

The position(s) will be awarded initially for 2 years with the possibility of extension. To assure full consideration, applications should be received by January 15, 2017.

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

  1. Curriculum Vitae.

  2. Research statement describing future interests (3 page limit).

  3. Publications list.

  4. Reference Letters - Arrange to have at least 3 letters of reference submitted (no more than one reference from LBNL or UC Berkeley).


To learn more information on the Physics Division's research programs, visit

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