Job ID: 131011

Assistant Researcher - Department of Physics - University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley

  • Oct. 8, 2019
  • Assistant Researcher - Department of Physics - University of California, Berkeley
  • Department of Physics
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA
  • 11/4/2019
  • Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Physics - General

Recruitment Period
Open date: October 4th, 2019
Next review date: Friday, Oct 18, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Monday, Nov 4, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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.

Assistant Researcher - University of California, Berkeley - Department of Physics

The Department of Physics at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for an Assistant Researcher to work in the area of particle physics, with an expected start date in Fall 2019. This is a full-time, 100% appointment.

The position will be in the particle physics group in the Physics Department of U.C. Berkeley. The group focuses on searches for Lepton Flavor and Lepton Number violating processes with the Mu2e experiment at Fermilab.

The job duties and responsibilities of this position include research and development of the novel instrumentation for particle physics experiments. In particular, lead the development of the custom firmware for the Mu2e tracker electronics, lead the commissioning of the Mu2e tracker, develop tools to incorporate tracker electronics into the Mu2e simulation framework, and develop the simulation and analysis tools for the muon-to-positron conversion search with Mu2e. Prepare high-profile publications, prepare annual reports to the Department of Energy, and assist in developing funding proposals.

Basic qualifications: (must be met at the time of application):
Ph.D. or equivalent international degree

Additional qualifications: (must be met by the start date of the job):
Five to ten years of work experience.

Preferred qualifications:
Ph.D. in Physics or Nuclear Engineering, with specialization in particle physics, nuclear physics, or instrumentation development. Working knowledge of analysis and simulation tools (ROOT, Geant4), excellence in developing particle physics instrumentation, experience in detector systems, electronics, custom firmware and software, or data acquisition systems for particle physics experiments. Experience in firmware development for MicroSemi FPGAs. Expertise in Python and C++, experience with modern software frameworks. Demonstrated record of preparing scientific or technical publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Salary range: $72,800 to $81,400 (full-time, 100% rate). Starting salary will be commensurate with experience. For information on UC benefits, please visit:

To apply, please go to the following link: Applicants should provide contact information only for two references, (3 maximum).

The position will remain open until filled.

Please direct questions to Yury Kolomensky, For inquiries of an administrative nature, contact Christy Welden at

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. 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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:
Requirements Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to
  • Publications List

Reference requirements
  • 2-3 required (contact information only)

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