Stanford University / SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Fellowship ID:Stanford University / SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory-FELLOWSHIP [#25652]
Fellowship Title: 2024 Panofsky Fellowship at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC)
Fellowship Type:Fellowship or award
Location:Menlo Park, California 94025, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / astrophysics, Applied Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Astroparticle Physics, Astrophysics (astro-ph), Astrophysics Computational, Astrophysics Experiment, Astrophysics Theory, Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics, Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Attosecond science, Biological Physics, collider physics, Complex Quantum Systems, Computational physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Condensed Matter Physics; Condensed Matter Theory; Computational Physics; X-ray Spectroscopy; Electronic Structure; Ultrafast Dynamics, Crystallography, Dark Matter, electron-proton collisions, Electronic Detector Group, Elementary Particle Physics, Elementary Particle Theory, Engineering, Experimental Astroparticle Physics, Experimental Astrophysics, Experimental High Energy Physics, Experimental Particle Physics, Experimental Physics, Experimental Subatomic Physics, Experimental Ultrafast Physics, Fundamental Quantum Science, HEP-Experiment (hep-ex), HEP-Theory (hep-th), High Energy Experimental, High Energy Physics, High Energy Theory, Machine Learning, Material Science, Mechanical Engineering, Metrology, Neutrino physics, Particle Physics, Particle Physics Detectors and Instrumentation, Photoelectron spectroscopies, Photon-based Scattering and Spectroscopy, Physics, Physics - Mathematical Physics, Physics Education, Physics Education Research, Quantum Physics, Quantum Scienc, Quantum Science + Quantum Information Science + Quantum Optics + Theoretical Physics, Scattering amplitudes, Theoretical Particle Physics, Theoretical Physics, Ultrafast Science, X-ray instrumentation, X-ray Scattering, X-ray Science
Appl Deadline:2023/12/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/09/11, listed until 2024/01/15)
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The selection process for the 2024 Panofsky Fellowship is now complete. The Fellowship recipient has been notified, and a public announcement is coming soon. In a few months, we will post an advertisement for the 2025 Panofsky Fellowship competition. Please look out for it.

2024 Panofsky Fellowship at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) Call for Applications – Deadline for submission is December 15, 2023 

The Panofsky Fellowship is intended to recognize exceptional and promising young scientists who would most benefit from the unique opportunity to conduct their research at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. It honors SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory’s founder and first Director, Wolfgang K. H. Panofsky. The fellowship is for early-career researchers (experiment or theory) in a diverse range of fields related to the SLAC scientific mission: 

• Accelerator science & advanced accelerator research • Applied Energy research • Biosciences • Chemical sciences • Computer Science • Elementary particle physics (experiment and theory) • High energy density matter • Materials and condensed matter science • Particle astrophysics and cosmology • Quantum Information Science • X-ray science, including ultrafast science and advanced X-ray instrumentation, at LCLS and SSRL 

The Fellowship is awarded without regard to a candidate's particular specialty within our programs. While an emphasis will be placed on the potential for innovation and growth of new opportunities as their career develops, the candidate's research plan should encompass one or more areas within the science program at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and describe how the proposed research will benefit from the unique opportunity to conduct research at SLAC, while also demonstrating alignment with the SLAC mission and values ( Applicants are encouraged to take the extra effort in preparing the research plan to incorporate a good understanding of capabilities and facilities at SLAC. This is best accomplished by finding out more details about the individual SLAC research activities on the website. 

Candidates should be early in their career but have demonstrated significant experience at the postdoctoral level with clear potential for exceptional scholarship, breadth, innovation, and leadership. The appointment is at the Associate Staff Scientist Level and carries a five-year term at SLAC, with salary commensurate with the experience of the candidate. The appointment comes with full benefits and generous research support including funding for a postdoctoral researcher. Review for promotion to a continuing staff scientist position at SLAC will be conducted at, or before, the completion of the Fellowship. The deadline for the 2024 applications is December 15, 2023. 

Applicants should provide a CV, cover letter, publication list, research statement for their proposed research at SLAC, and arrange for three supporting reference letters. Please submit application materials through

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The expected pay range for this position is $120,000 to $171,000 per annum. SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory/Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs. 

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All staff at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. SLAC is an E-Verify employer. 

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the laboratory’s mission.

Application Materials Required:
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SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025