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Goldhaber Fellow

Job ID 1592 Date posted 01/07/2019

Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.

BNL is a multi-purpose laboratory with a mission focus in the physical and energy sciences, and additional expertise in biological and climate sciences, in energy technologies and in national security. BNL is home to a suite of premier user facilities that include the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, the National Synchrotron Light Source II, the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, the Accelerator Test Facility, and the Northeast Solar Energy Research Center, as well as underpinning capabilities, such as high performance computing, accelerator science and technology, and advanced instrumentation. Consideration will be given to excellent candidates with training in any discipline pertinent to the Laboratory’s mission. Candidates can refer to the Laboratory web page,, for more information about BNL, and in particular to the Employment opportunities describing present postdoctoral positions, many of which would qualify for consideration under this program.

The prestigious Gertrude and Maurice Goldhaber Distinguished Fellowships are awarded to candidates with exceptional talent and credentials who have a strong desire for independent research at the frontiers of their fields. The fellowships are three-year appointments, with a modest amount of funds for materials and supplies. The intention of the program is to select individuals who would qualify for scientific staff positions at BNL upon completion of the appointment. Candidates seeking to apply for this unique opportunity must:

  • Be no more than three years past receipt of the PhD at the time of application.
  • Identify and discuss the opportunity with a BNL mentor* who will submit a letter of sponsorship on your behalf to:

Dr. Kathi Barkigia
Special Assistant to the Director
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Building 460, Director's Office
Upton, NY 11973

  • Submit an electronic application to this opening. Your application must include the following items as a single document or PDF:
  1. A letter of intent outlining your research interests, not to exceed five pages, which includes the name of your sponsoring BNL mentor, and
  2. a CV including a list of publications

Please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Liz Flynn at

The application is complete when all of these items have been received.
  • Applications will be accepted until February 18, 2019
*To host a Goldhaber Fellow, the sponsoring mentor must have an opening and be able to support the candidate at the standard starting salary for Postdoctoral Research Associates for a period of three years; the fellowship program will provide the additional funds to bring the salary up to the stated level and also provide a modest amount of independent funds for material and supplies. The prospective BNL mentor must submit a letter (no more than 2 pages) that is approved by the mentor's Department/Division Chair. The prospective mentor's letter should state the candidate's qualifications and their match to BNL's S&T portfolio, and touch on possible career pathways for the candidate at BNL.

We invite you to consider Brookhaven National Laboratory for employment. To be considered for this position, please apply online at BNL Careers and enter the job title into the Keyword Search.

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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