The Physics Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has an opening for a Staff Scientist to work half-time in the Particle Data Group (PDG) and half-time on research in one of the Physics Division programs. The Physics Division conducts world-leading research in experimental and theoretical particle physics and cosmology. The PDG group at LBNL provides leadership to the 200-member international PDG Collaboration in preparing the Review of Particle Physics, which has been for decades the central reference for particle physics, including crucial connections with Cosmology and Astrophysics.
The successful candidate will be expected to take on significant responsibilities in the PDG group and play an important role in the Physics Division’s research program. The candidate will be expected to play a leadership role in the international PDG collaboration, actively organize and develop new directions for the PDG, and participate in the coordination and preparation of the data summaries and reviews. The candidate will also be expected to take an active role in the execution and development of the Physics Division research program. Candidates in experimental and theoretical particle physics and cosmology are encouraged to apply. Preference may be given to candidates who propose to join one of the Division's experimental programs in Intensity or Cosmic Frontier, or in Theory.
An outstanding ability in experimental or theoretical research is required, as are experience working with experimental data and the ability to work effectively in a team environment. Applicants should have five years of experience in research including two or more years of relevant professional experience beyond the Ph.D. or equivalent in physics or related field, with a strong record of research accomplishments. Other required skills include proficiency in both scientific and editorial work, broad particle physics knowledge and ability to effectively oversee and referee reviews and evaluate published results on high energy physics areas that may not be close to the candidate’s research area, ability to clearly and concisely organize information, and excellent writing skills. Experience developing and managing scientific software is desirable.
The appointment may be at either the career-track or career level.
How To Apply: Please visit 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: http://184.108.40.206/counter.php?id=146594
Requested Application Materials: • Cover Letter • Curriculum Vitae • Statement describing research interests • Publication List • At least five letters of reference to be submitted via the Academic Jobs Online URL above, with at least four external to LBNL and UC Berkeley, and at least one from outside the USA.
The posting will remain open until the position is filled, however, for full consideration, please submit all application materials by December 16, 2018.
For inquiries please contact Sylvia Garcia @ SGarcia@lbl.gov
Notes: • This is a full time, M-F, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), Career-Track (Term) or Career appointment. The Career-Track (Term) position has the possibility of extension for up to five years and/or promotion to a Career appointment, based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds, and ongoing operational needs. • Salary is commensurate with experience. • 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. However, work may also be performed at other experimental sites according to research needs, including but not limited to CERN (Geneva, Switzerland), Atacama (Chile), Fermilab (Illinois), SURF (S. Dakota) and Kitt Peak (Arizona).
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 https://commons.lbl.gov/display/hr/Benefits.
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