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Postdoctoral Scholar - Experimental Nuclear Physics - University of California, Berkeley - Department of Physics

Recruitment Period

Open date: February 5th, 2019
Next review date: February 20th, 2019
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: March 7th, 2019
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Postdoctoral Scholar - Experimental Nuclear Physics - University of California, Berkeley - Department of Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a Postdoctoral researcher in the area of experimental nuclear physics, with extensive experience in instrumentation and data analysis.

This position will be for two years, with the possibility of an extension for a third year, depending upon performance and availability of funding. The expected start date is spring 2019.

This is a full-time, 100% appointment.

The research in this position will be focused on developing novel experimental techniques for neutrinoless doublebeta decay (NLDBD) search and research in fundamental symmetries in general. Current efforts include the development of avalanche-free charge readout for high-pressure gaseous Time Projection Chamber and electronics that operate at ultra-low temperature, both targeting next-generation NLDBD experiments.

Basic qualifications: (Required at the time of application)
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree or be in the process of obtaining a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree at the time of application.

Additional qualifications: (Required by start date)
Candidates must have obtained their Ph.D. or equivalent international degree by the start date of the job.

Preferred qualifications:
A Ph.D. in Nuclear or High Energy Physics. Expertise in low-background techniques, TPC, electronics.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary range: $50,760 to $61,308 (full-time, 100% rate). Starting salary will commensurate with experience. For information on Postdoctoral Scholar benefits, please visit Garnett-Powers & Associates:

To apply, please go to the following link:

This position will remain open until filled.

Please direct questions to Dr. Yuan Mei at
For inquiries of an administrative nature, contact Christy Welden at

Should letters be requested, all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: prior to submitting their letters.

Diversity statement:
The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work.

Family friendly statement:
UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of the University not to engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with the University of California on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), genetic information (including family medical history), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services.

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Job location

Berkeley, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

Reference requirements
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