Leon M. Lederman
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Open Date: 10/7/2016
Close Date: 11/21/2016


The Lederman Fellowship at Fermilab is intended to attract exceptional postdoctoral candidates who have demonstrated outstanding ability in research and who in addition have a strong interest in education and outreach. Lederman Fellows have a choice in the broad program of experimental work at Fermilab, which includes research at the LHC, neutrino physics, astroparticle physics, and other areas within the HEP program. In recognition of Leon Lederman's commitment to the teaching of physics at all levels, Fellows are also expected to participate for a fraction of their time in education, for example through the Saturday Morning Physics program or other outreach.

The Lederman Fellowship is a 3-year appointment with the possibility for extension of up to two (2) additional years.

Respects, understands and values individual differences that embody the principles of diversity.

Abide by all environment, safety, and health regulations.

Qualifications and Essential Job Functions

  • Candidates should have obtained a Ph.D. in experimental particle physics, astrophysics, or a closely related field after September 1, 2015, or should expect to obtain a Ph.D. in the same fields by September 1, 2017.
  • Demonstrated exceptional ability in research.
  • Ability to participate in physics outreach.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit via Academic Jobs Online:

1) Cover letter,

2) Curriculum Vitae,

3) Research Statement,

4) Outreach Statement, and

5) Three or More Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at the AJO site).

For general information about this position, please contact Barbara Hehner, LMLFAPP@fnal.gov or visit http://www.fnal.gov/pub/forphysicists/fellowships/leon_lederman/index.html.

Physical Activity and Work Conditions

Human Factors: Mental Concentration, Sitting, and Standing

There is no legal requirement that Fermilab sponsor an employee for U.S. permanent residence. As a result, Fermilab will make the decision to sponsor an employee on a case-by-case basis. Fermilab will consider the following factors, among others, when determining whether to sponsor an employee for U.S. permanent residence: performance, length of service, long-term need for the position, and cost.

Diverse People, Diverse Jobs
Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans
are encouraged to apply.