Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Physics

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Position ID:LBNLPhysics-Physics-CMBPOSTDOC [#13553, 86648]
Position Title: Cosmic Microwave Background Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Berkeley, California 94720, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Astrophysics (astro-ph), HEP-Experiment (hep-ex)
Appl Deadline:2019/05/10 finished (2019/04/09, finished 2019/07/12, listed until 2019/10/09)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Berkeley Lab’s Physics Division has an opening for a Cosmic Microwave Background Postdoctoral Scholar. You will work on detector and readout development for Cosmic Microwave Background experiments under the direction of the group leader.

What You Will Do:

  • Work on instrumentation for Cosmic Microwave Background experiments with involvement in the design, fabrication, characterization, and analysis of the instrument.

  • Conduct original research independently and in collaboration.

  • Interact with LBNL and other investigators working on similar or related scientific problems.

  • Prepare research papers for publication.

  • Present research findings at seminars and conferences.

Additional Responsibilities as needed:

  • May mentor Ph.D. students.

  • Other duties as assigned.

What Is Required:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent in physics or related field.

  • Experience in instrumentation.

  • Demonstrated ability to attain high level of achievement as an independent researcher.

  • Ability to work as a team member to accomplish goals.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to mentor students.

  • Experience in cryogenics.

  • Experience in radio, mm, sub-mm astrophysics instrumentation.

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

  1. Curriculum Vitae.

  2. Cover Letter.

  3. Statement describing future research interests (3 page limit).

  4. 3 Letters of reference to be uploaded on AJO by the referee, with at least one reference from outside LBNL/UC Berkeley.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on May 10, 2019.


  • 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 no more than 3 years paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.      

  • Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.

  • 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.

Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world’s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab’s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4.  Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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