Leon M. Lederman
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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.


Details are specified in the Advertisement when a new opening becomes available. In general, candidates should either:

  • Have obtained a Ph.D. in an appropriate field after September 1, 2015.


  • Expect to obtain a Ph.D. in an appropriate field by September 1, 2017.

Term of appointment

The appointment is for an initial term of three (3) years and there exists the possibility for renewal for an additional two (2) years upon completion of a successful review after the first two (2) years.