Goldhaber Distinguished Fellowships

Gertrude and Maurice Goldhaber

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) has created the Gertrude and Maurice Goldhaber Distinguished Fellowships Program with funding from Battelle Memorial Institute and Stony Brook University, partners in Brookhaven Science Associates.  These prestigious 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 and carry a starting salary of $81,200 per annum.  Candidates should be no more than three years past receipt of the Ph.D. at the time of the application. The intention of the program is to select individuals who will qualify for scientific staff positions at BNL upon completion of the appointment.  

BNL, a multidisciplinary laboratory, maintains a primary mission focus in the physical, energy, environmental, and life sciences, with additional expertise in energy technologies and national security.  BNL is home to a suite of premier user facilities that include the National Synchrotron Light Source, the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, the Accelerator Test Facility, the Northeast Solar Energy Research Center and the future National Synchrotron Light Source II, 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 these missions of the Laboratory.   Candidates can refer to the Laboratory webpage: for more information about BNL, and in particular to the employment opportunities describing present postdoctoral positions.

Candidates seeking to apply for this Fellowship must identify and discuss the opportunity with a BNL mentor.  The candidate then submits an application online at (Job I.D. 16594).  Candidates must attach the following items to their application as a single PDF document:  1) a well-organized letter of intent outlining their research interests, not to exceed five pages, which includes the name of their BNL mentor and 2) a CV including a list of publications.  In addition, they should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Liz Flynn,

To host a Goldhaber Fellow, the 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 mentorís Department Chair/Division Head.  This letter should state the candidateís qualifications and his/her match to BNLís S&T portfolio, and touch on possible career pathways for the candidate at BNL.  The application is complete when the mentor and the Department notify 

          Dr. William Bookless
          Assistant Laboratory Director for Policy & Strategic Planning
          Brookhaven National Laboratory
          Bldg. 460, 40 Brookhaven Avenue
          Upton, NY 11973

that they would be pleased to host the candidate as a Goldhaber Fellow.

Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2014.  A maximum of two fellowships will be awarded on or about July 1, 2014.

BNL is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to the development of a diverse workforce.

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