Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's (LBNL) Nuclear Science Division has an opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow to join the team.
In this role, you will work on novel non-silicon-based signal readout electronics for radiation detectors, e.g. germanium detectors, and the direct detection of vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) light based on a similar concept. The candidate may also participate in the experiments that the research group is participating in, including the search for lepton number violation and related physics in the LEGEND-200 experiment or the direct neutrino-mass measurement in the KATRIN experiment.
What You Will Do:
Develop advanced signal readout electronics for radiation detectors, such as germanium detectors.
Develop a detection system for direct VUV photons, such as those from noble liquid scintillation.
Develop analysis software for neutrinoless double-beta decay or direct neutrino-mass measurements.
Perform support for operations for the LEGEND-200 experiment.
Report results in professional settings.
Exercise independent judgment and contribute in an original manner at the professional level.
Publish papers/reports in refereed journals, and make oral presentations of your own work.
Mentor undergraduate students in their research with the research group.
What is Required:
Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics, High Energy Physics, Astrophysics, Nuclear Engineering, or a related discipline within the last two years.
Experience with nuclear instrumentation or radiation detection.
Experience with programming and physics analysis.
Ability to work with a diverse range of people.
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.
Knowledge of analog and digital electronics design and testing for radiation detectors.
Knowledge of advanced digital signal processing techniques.
The following requested application materials listed below must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online:
A list of up to ten relevant publications, including contributions for multi-author publications.
A statement describing current and future research interests (3-page limit excluding figures and references).
A statement describing past activities and future interests in diversity, outreach and leadership (1 page maximum).
Arrange to have 3 letters of reference submitted (at least one reference from outside LBNL/UC Berkeley).
The monthly salary range for this position is $4,636 - $6,257 and is expected to start at $5,954 or above. Postdoctoral positions are paid on a step schedule per union contract and salaries will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates. Each step represents one full year of completed post-Ph.D. postdoctoral experience.
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 less than 4 years of paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.
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, CA.
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