Postdoctoral Position in Nuclear Engineering
University of California Berkeley
United States

Postdoctoral Position in Nuclear Engineering

Job #JPF04037
  • Nuclear Engineering / College of Engineering / UC Berkeley

Position overview

Salary range: The UC postdoc salary scales set the minimum pay determined by experience level at appointment. See the following table(s) for the current salary scale(s) for this position: . A reasonable estimate for this position is between $65,000 and $80,000.
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: January 1, 2024
Position duration: two years with the possibility of renewal depending on performance and availability of funding

Application Window

Open date: July 17, 2023

Next review date: Tuesday, Aug 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Oct 23, 2023 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.

Position description

The van Bibber Lab at University of California, Berkeley (UCB) is accepting applications for a postdoctoral researcher in the area of particle astrophysics, and the search for ultralight dark matter, particularly the axion or axion-like particles.

The successful candidate will participate in one or more of several experimental ongoing dark matter searches within the van Bibber group (HAYSTAC, DM Radio, ALPHA, Green Bank Telescope data-mining, and supporting technology development). This work will involve R&D on novel microwave resonators, metamaterials, superconducting magnets, data analysis, and dissemination of results through publications and conference presentations. The postdoc will travel periodically for collaborative work at partner universities and laboratories. An important duty of the position is mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students in the group. The postdoc is expected to prepare research results for publication in peer-reviewed journals and provide presentation of research results at conferences/meetings.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD or equivalent international degree, or enrolled in a PhD or equivalent international degree granting program.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

PhD or equivalent international degree.
The candidate should have no more than three years of post-degree research experience.

Preferred qualifications

Ph.D. in Physics or Engineering, particularly Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.
Fields relevant to the research are Experimental Physics (especially particle physics, nuclear physics, astronomy, astrophysics, and quantum information science and technology), Mechanical Engineering (especially mechanical design), and Electrical Engineering (especially microwave engineering).
Proficiency in computing languages is essential (e.g. Python, MatLab), as is expertise with standard simulation codes (e.g. COMSOL, Microwave Studio, HFSS) or the ability to rapidly develop expertise in commercial codes.
Signal processing and statistical analysis of data are strongly preferred qualifications.

Application Requirements

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

  • Statement of Research

  • Cover Letter

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information

UC Berkeley is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The excellence of the institution requires an environment in which the diverse community of faculty, students, and staff are welcome and included. Successful candidates will demonstrate knowledge and skill related to ensuring equity and inclusion in the activities of their academic position (e.g., teaching, research, and service, as applicable).

The University of California, Berkeley 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:

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