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We Are:
Fermilab is America’s premier laboratory for particle physics and accelerator research, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.  We support discovery science experiments in Illinois and at locations around the world, including deep underground mines in South Dakota and Canada, mountaintops in Arizona and Chile, and the South Pole.

We are strategic risk takers, innovators, and collaborators. We are engineers, scientists, technicians, administrative professionals. We are 1,800 employees advancing knowledge for the benefit of humankind. Fermilab has been at the forefront of particle physics for more than 40 years. We build world-leading accelerators and detectors to conduct some of the most advanced particle physics experiments possible. We collect and analyze the data from those experiments with some of the most powerful computers in the world. We conduct this research on a 6,800-acre prairie, 35 miles outside Chicago, a treasure that has been designated a National Environmental Research Park.

Open Date: October 4, 2022
Close Date: November 18th, 2022

This position is open for relocation. 

Fermilab’s Neutrino Division has a strong and exciting research program with major commitments to a diverse range of current and future neutrino experiments including DUNE, NOvA, MicroBooNE, SBN (SBND and ICARUS detectors), and ANNIE. Additional information on the Fermilab neutrino program can be found here:

Neutrino Division seeks highly qualified and motivated candidates for Postdoctoral Research Associate positions to conduct their primary research in Neutrino Physics. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate and play an important role in the NOvA experiment, the long-baseline neutrino experiment DUNE, the Short Baseline Neutrino Program, as well as a new project to build a bubble chamber. Every effort will be made to help and guide a Fermilab Research Associate to design their research program and maintain support so that they have the opportunity to produce physics results and pursue their interests.

The position is for a period of up to three (3) years, with the potential for extension considered on a yearly basis thereafter. 

Qualifications and Essential Job Functions:
  • Ph.D. in particle physics, nuclear physics, or relevant subject by the time of the appointment
  • Strong record of recent accomplishments in experimental physics
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Creative and independent problem-solving skills
  • Willingness to work collaboratively on a diverse team
  • Abide by all environment, safety, and health regulations.
  • Contribute effectively within a diverse workforce and upholds Fermilab’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Application Instructions:
Interested candidates should submit via Academic Jobs Online (
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement
  • Publication List
  • Three Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at the AJO site).
  • Optional - “Science Culture” statement not to exceed two (2) pages. Examples of topics might include discussion of the diversity, equity, inclusion within our scientific community and/or broader impacts such as outreach, education, environment and advocacy.

For general information about this position, please contact Tingjun Yang at with “ND Research Associate Application” in the subject heading.

Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer and believes a diverse and inclusive environment based on mutual respect is essential to our mission. Fermilab is committed to recruiting and developing the most hardworking people and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, country of birth, geography/postal code, disability, marital status, parental or gestational status, or other non-merit factor.