September 02, 2016
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Chamberlain Fellow

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Berkeley, CA

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    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Location
    Berkeley, CA
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  • Job Classification
    Full Time
  • Experience
    Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
  • Education
    Doctoral Degree
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Job Description

The Physics Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) announces the competition for the 2017 Owen Chamberlain Fellowships in experimental particle physics and cosmology.

The Physics Division pursues a broad portfolio of experimental research including direct detection of dark matter (LZ), 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). We also have a long tradition of advanced detector development. Chamberlain Fellows may join any of the above programs, subject to funding availability.

The Fellowship honors Berkeley Nobel Laureate Owen Chamberlain, who, together with Emilio Segre, Clyde Wiegand, and Thomas Ypsilantis, discovered the anti-proton at the Berkeley Bevatron in 1955.

Applicants for a Chamberlain Fellowship will also automatically be considered for other experimental postdoctoral positions available in the LBNL Physics Division. For more information on the Physics Division's research programs, visit

Position Requirements:


Applicants should have a Ph.D. awarded in the fall of 2015 or later, or should expect to receive a Ph.D. by the summer of 2017.

To assure full consideration, all application materials should be received by October 15, 2016.

How To Apply:

Please go to Academic Jobs Online to create a profile and submit the requested application materials. Note that applications can only be made via this Academic Jobs Online URL:

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


Curriculum vitae and publications list.

Statement describing future research interests (3 page limit).

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



Chamberlain Fellows are appointed for 3 years, with the possibility of a 2-year extension.

Appointees will receive an annual research supplement of $5,000.

LBNL is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory managed by the University of California for the DOE Office of Science. It has an excellent benefits program, which you can read about at: (

Berkeley Lab addresses the worlds 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 Labs scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energys 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.