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About the Fellowship

The Department of Energy at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) sponsors the Gertrude and Maurice Goldhaber Distinguished Fellowships Program. 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 annual salary of $86,100. 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 would qualify for scientific staff positions at BNL upon completion of the appointment.

For inquiries about the program, please contact Kathi Barkigia, .

How to Apply

NOTE:  The solicitation for Goldhaber Distinguished Fellows closed on February 15, 2017. We are no longer accepting applications. The website will be updated with the due date for application packages once a new solicitation is announced.

Consideration will be given to excellent candidates with training in any discipline pertinent to the Laboratory's mission. Candidates seeking to apply for this Fellowship must identify and discuss the opportunity with a BNL mentor. To apply, submit an online application (search for Goldhaber Fellowship) and attach the following items to the 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, arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Liz Flynn,

The application is complete when all of these items have been received. Applications will be accepted until February 15, 2017.

About Brookhaven

Brookhaven National Laboratory 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. Brookhaven is home to a suite of premier user facilities that include the National Synchrotron Light Source II, the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, 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. Candidates can refer to our website for more information about the Lab and postdoctoral employment opportunities.