Berkeley Lab's Nuclear Science Division has an opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow to join their Neutrino Program. In this role, you will work on experiments to search for lepton number violation and to probe the absolute neutrino mass scale. This role will perform research and development on detector systems (high-purity germanium detectors or bolometric detectors), associated electronics, and system layout for next-generation neutrino experiments.
The Neutrino Program at LBNL is involved in a number of current-generation and next-generation low-energy neutrino experiments, including CUORE/CUPID, Majorana/LEGEND, SNO+, KATRIN, and THEIA.
What You Will Do:
Perform data analysis, support for operations and maintenance of electronics for the Majorana Demonstrator and/or KATRIN, and/or CUORE experiments.
Development of advanced germanium detectors or bolometric detectors and associated electronics for the next-generation neutrinoless double-beta decay search.
Development of analysis software for neutrinoless double-beta decay measurements.
Development of clean materials and processes for next-generation low-background rare-event search experiments.
Report results to supervisor.
Exercise independent judgment and contribute in an original manner at the professional level.
Publish papers/reports in refereed journals, and make oral presentations of own work.
Mentor students in their research at LBNL and UC Berkeley.
What Is Required:
Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics, High Energy Physics or a related discipline within the last two years.
Experience with nuclear instrumentation or radiation detection.
Experience with programming and physics analysis.
Ability to perform research independently and as part of a research group.
Demonstrated ability to work in a research environment.
Relevant publication record demonstrating proficient written and oral presentation of scientific results.
What We Desire:
Knowledge of analog and digital electronics design and testing for radiation detectors.
Knowledge of advanced digital signal processing techniques.
Knowledge of cryogenic systems and/or dilution refrigerator.
The following requested application materials listed below must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online:
Statement describing future research interests (3 page limit).
A list of up to ten relevant publications, including contributions for multi-author publications.
Arrange to have at least 3 letters of reference submitted (at least one reference from outside LBNL/UC Berkeley).
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time, M-F, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), 1 year, postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of a 2 year renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 3 years paid postdoctoral experience.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.
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.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.