Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Physics

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Position ID:LBNLPhysics-Physics-POSTBACC2020 [#16596, 90729]
Position Title: Physics Post Baccalaureate Fellow
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Berkeley, California 94720, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / HEP-Experiment (hep-ex), High Energy Experimental, High Energy Physics
Appl Deadline:2020/08/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/07/27, listed until 2020/10/13)
Position Description:    

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Berkeley Lab’s Physics Division has openings for Post Baccalaureate Fellows.

In this role, you will become familiar with research activities regarding the development, construction, and testing of Silicon tracking detectors for use at the Large Hadron Collider.

What You Will Do:

  • Observe and learn from research in the LBNL ATLAS group on development, construction, and testing of the Silicon strip tracking detector components and modules. Participate in aspects of R&D related to tracking for the ATLAS detector at the CERN LHC.

  • Attend Physics scientific seminars and research seminars at UCB, participate remotely in regular meetings with ATLAS collaborators both US and worldwide.

  • Observe and review the preparation of documentation, learn about setting up data acquisition for testing and assembly of components for silicon detectors. Learn to test the prototypes that are built.

  • Become familiar with the relevant concepts and procedures through reading/searching the literature, discussions with scientists, seminars, and comparisons with a variety of specifications.  

  • Become familiar with the process for preparing reports, manuscripts, and other documentation as needed for publication and/or for presentation at seminars and scientific conferences.

What is Required: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Physics, Applied Physics, Computer Science, or a related field within the last 24 months.

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to document and maintain notes or records with strong attention to detail.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Silicon tracking detectors.

Berkeley Lab values a diverse workforce and culture of inclusion, which are keys to attracting and engaging the brightest minds to further our record of scientific excellence and groundbreaking innovations ( Applications from women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on August 31, 2020.

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

  1. Statement of Interest

  2. Curriculum Vitae

  3. Reference Letters - Arrange to have at least 2 letters of reference submitted online by the reference writers at this site, with at least one external to LBNL/UC Berkeley.


  • This is a full time, M-F, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), 1-year, Term appointment.

  • 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, CA.

Learn About Us:

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.

Working at Berkeley Lab has many rewards including a competitive compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding development opportunities.  To view information about the many rewards that are offered at Berkeley Lab- Click Here.

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."

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups presently considering scientific research careers.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

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