Multiple Chamberlain Fellowships in physics and cosmology, USA (2015)

Chamberlain Fellows (multiple openings): The Physics Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) announces the competition for the 2016 Owen Chamberlain Fellowships in experimental particle physics and cosmology.

The Physics Division pursues a broad portfolio of experimental research including high-energy collider physics (ATLAS), direct dark matter searches (LUX and LZ), cosmology (Type Ia Supernovae, DES, eBOSS, DESI, LSST, CMB), rare decays (Mu2e), and neutrino physics (DUNE, Daya Bay). We also have a long tradition of advanced detector development. Chamberlain Fellows may join any of the above programs, subject to funding availability.

The successful candidate will conduct research in particle physics or cosmology. Depending on the project, a Chamberlain Fellow will be involved in the design and execution of the experiment, and/or take a leading role in the data analysis and preparation of the results for publication.

Qualifications/Requirements: Applicants should have a Ph.D. awarded in the fall of 2014 or later, or should expect to receive a Ph.D. by the summer of 2016, with 1 years of experience in particle physics or cosmology research. He/she should have demonstrated ability to work as part of a collaborative team as well as to work independently.

Deadline: To assure full consideration, all application materials should be received by October 15, 2015. Chamberlain Fellows are appointed for three years, with the possibility of a two-year extension, and receive an annual research supplement of $5,000.

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.


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:

  1. Curriculum vitae and publications list
  2. Statement describing future research interests (3 page limit)
  3. Arrange to have at least 3 letters of reference submitted (no more than one reference from LBNL or UC Berkeley).

About the laboratory:

To learn more information on the Physics Division’s research programs, visit .

Berkeley Lab 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.

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 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. Click here to view the poster: “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law”

Apply online