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 are free to choose any area in Fermilab's broad experimental program for performing their research, including research in neutrino physics, research at the Large Hadron Collider, astroparticle physics, and research in intensity frontier experiments such as Mu2e. In recognition of Leon Lederman's commitment to the teaching of physics at all levels, fellows are also expected to participate in educational outreach efforts, for example through the Saturday Morning Physics program. Candidates not selected for the Lederman Fellowship may be considered for other Research Associate opportunities at Fermilab.


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, 2022.


  • Expect to obtain a Ph.D. in an appropriate field by September 1, 2024.

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.