Job Opportunities

University of Houston
Post Doc
The particle physics group at University of Houston is seeking a candidate to fill an immediate opening for a postdoctoral researcher in experimental neutrino physics. The successful candidate will work on the NOvA and DUNE experiments and will be expected to work with students (graduate and undergraduate). The position is expected to be based in Houston or at Fermilab, but will involve travel for meetings, as well as trips to Fermilab (if based in Houston) and possibly CERN. The initial appointment will be for two years, with the possibility of renewal. Candidates should have a PhD in experimental particle physics or a related field. Interested candidates should send a CV and arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent to Professor Lisa Koerner at
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Post Doc
Neutrino Division seeks highly qualified and motivated candidates for Postdoctoral Research Associate positions to conduct their primary research in Neutrino Physics with liquid argon Time Projection Chambers (LAr-TPC), including simulation, data reconstruction and analysis, detector construction and operation and R&D with test-stand and test-beam experiments. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate and play an important role in the long-baseline neutrino experiment DUNE and its precursor ProtoDUNE, as well as the Short Baseline Neutrino Program and LAr TPC R&D. Every effort will be made to help and guide a Fermilab Research Associate design his/her research program and maintain support so that she/he has the opportunity to produce physics results and pursue his/her interests.
Close Date: Oct. 17
Contact: Angela Fava

University of Edinburgh
The PPE group has significant activities in experiments at the energy frontier and quark flavour physics at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), in neutrino physics and dark matter searches, as well as instrumentation, computing and data-driven innovation. We wish to recruit an outstanding scientist who will contribute significantly to the PPE group’s future research activities. With this call we are targeting candidates who would be able to take a leading role in the DUNE, LHCb, or LUX-ZEPLIN experiments.
Close Date: Oct. 25, 2021
Contact: Christos Leonidopoulos ( or Victoria Martin (

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Institute of Physics
Detector Innovation Fellowship
To pursue an independent, innovative detector research project. The successful candidate will have full access to the detector laboratory infrastructure and a hardware budget of 50’000 EUR.
We require a Ph.D. in experimental (astro-)particle, hadron or nuclear physics and significant experience with detector research and development. Salary and benefits are in accordance with German standards (TV-L E13, approx. 57,200 – 63,200 EUR p.a.).Candidates are invited to propose an independent research project furthering detector technologies fitting to the portfolio and making use of the infrastructure of the detector laboratory. The project should have connections to the experiments pursued by the groups in PRISMA+ but also have a scope beyond a single experiment. Applications will be judged by the qualifications and potential of the candidate as well as the quality and potential impact of the research project.
Close Date: October 31, 2021
Contact: Niklaus Berger (

Pacific Northwest National Lab
Post Doc
PNNL is seeking an outstanding post-doctoral researcher to participate in the design and science of the nEXO neutrinoless double beta decay experiment as a member of the Detection Physics Group. The appointee will play a leading role in the development of the liquid xenon TPC for nEXO and contribute to the overall scientific goals of the nEXO collaboration. They will have the opportunity to develop detector components and test new R&D concepts with our local detector test stand as well as contribute to simulations and modeling of radioactive backgrounds and detector signals.
Close Date: October 31, 2021

University of Chicago
Assistant Professor
The Department of Physics at the University of Chicago, together with research institutes and centers including the Enrico Fermi Institute and the James Franck Institute, is conducting a search at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor. The search is open to all subfields of experimental and theoretical physics, including new initiatives in quantum science and biological physics and opportunities in the experimental Energy and Intensity Frontier particle physics program. Department members play leading roles in a wide range of research areas; details can be found at the Department website. The University of Chicago has an inherently crosscutting and interdisciplinary structure that is supportive of newly emerging research opportunities.
Close Date: November 5 or until filled
Contact: Ed Blucher (

University of Minnesota Duluth
Assistant Professer
The Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Swenson College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota Duluth invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor (job code 9403), beginning August 22, 2022. This is a full time, 9 month position.  Responsibilities include teaching, research and service. The Department has existing strengths in condensed matter, particle and nuclear, and astrophysics. Applications in these or closely related fields are welcome, as are both theory/computational and experimental research programs. The successful candidate is expected to establish a collaborative, externally funded, and nationally recognized research program that engages undergraduate and M.S. students.  Balancing impactful research with teaching introductory, core, and specialty courses at both undergraduate and M.S. levels makes our Department a unique environment to thrive as faculty. The Department’s core introductory courses and most upper-level courses are taught using an active learning environment, and evidence-based instruction methods are critical to our students’ success. Advising and mentoring that support diversity and inclusion is expected, as is service to the Department, College, and University.
Close Date: November 10, 2021
Contact Rik Gran

University of British Columbia
Assistant Professor
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics, gravitation, high energy or nuclear physics, or quantum information. We encourage applications from candidates across theory, observation, experiment, and computation. The successful candidate will create an independent, internationally recognized research program which complements the existing strengths of the department. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise graduate students, and provide service within the Department, to the University, and to the broader community. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in a relevant field, an outstanding research record, and potential for excellence in teaching.
Close Date: November 15, 2021

Post Doc, Lederman Fellowship
Candidates should have obtained a Ph.D. in experimental particle physics, astrophysics, or a closely related field after September 1, 2020, or should expect to obtain a Ph.D. in one of the same fields by September 1, 2022. • Demonstrated exceptional ability in research. • Ability to participate in physics outreach. • Abides by all environment, safety, and health regulations. • Contribute effectively within a diverse workforce and upholds Fermilab’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Close Date: November 19, 2021
Contact: Brandon Kiburg

University of Texas, Austin
Assistant Professor
The Department of Physics at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position (subject to the availability of funding) in Experimental Particle Physics at the Assistant Professor level.   We seek applications by particle physics experimentalists working on non-collider searches for rare phenomena including neutrinoless double beta decay and direct dark matter detection.  Well-qualified candidates at a higher rank will also be considered.
Close Date: December 6, 2021
Contact: Ms. Virginia Hoskins (

Colorado State University
The Department of Physics, Colorado State University, seeks to hire one tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor in theoretical high-energy physics. Exceptional candidates will be considered for positions with a more senior rank. Candidates whose research complements the CSU program in high-energy physics and particle astrophysics (HEPPA) are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in physics or an equivalent degree and have a documented potential for outstanding teaching, scholarship, and research. Postdoctoral and/or other substantial experience beyond the Ph.D. is expected.
Close date: Until filled
Contact: Wilson,Robert Bob.Wilson@ColoState.EDU

Brookhaven National Lab
Post Doc
The Instrumentation Division has an opening for a postdoctoral research associate to work on advanced detector development for high-energy physics experimental applications. Instrumentation, working closely with the BNL physics department, is developing key detector technology for several noble-liquid detector experiments. On the DUNE long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiment, Instrumentation has major roles in the single phase TPC readout “cold electronics” and the charge readout plane detector design and construction, both of which must operate in cryogenic liquid with extremely high reliability over a long operational lifetime. On the proposed nEXO neutrinoless double-beta decay experiment, Instrumentation has major roles in the SiPM-based photon detector and associated readout system and in developing novel interconnects that function at cryogenic temperatures with ultra-low radioactivity.
Close Date: Until filled
Contact: Matt Worcester

Brookhaven National Lab
Post Doc
The Physics Department has an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to participate in cold electronics development for neutrino research. In this role, you will work under the general assignment of the EDG scientific staff and have a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.
Close Date: Until filled
Contact: Elizabeth Worcester

Brookhaven National Lab
Post Doc
The Physics Department has an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to take a leading role in developing next-generation LArTPC technology with cold electronic readout for both PCB and wire-based APA anodes for the DUNE experiment. Opportunities exist for participating and leading in various related research topics carried out by the group including involvement in current LArTPC experiments such as MicroBooNE, ICARUS/SBND and ProtoDUNE. This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.
Close Date: Until filled
Contact: Elizabeth Worcester

University of Texas, Arlington
Post Doc
The Physics Department at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) invites outstanding candidates to apply for a postdoctoral position in neutrino physics. The successful candidate is expected to make important contributions to the NEXT experiment (operating in the Canfranc Underground Laboratory, Spain) and will have the opportunity to play an important role in the SBND experiment (under construction in Fermilab, USA).
Close date: Jan. 1, 2022
Contact: Castillo Fernandez, Raquel (


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