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About the Fellowship

The Department of Energy (DOE) 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 $91,700. 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.

Candidates seeking a Goldhaber Fellowship must have a commitment of support from a prospective mentor at the Lab.  Before an application is submitted, prospective mentors must have an opening and be able to support the candidate at the standard starting salary for postdoctoral research associates for three years.

For inquiries about the program, please contact Kathi Barkigia, barkigia@bnl.gov .

How to Apply

Consideration will be given to excellent candidates with training in any discipline pertinent to the Lab’s mission to deliver expertise and capabilities that drive scientific breakthroughs and innovation for today and tomorrow. Candidates seeking to apply for this Fellowship must submit an online application (search for Goldhaber Fellowship) and attach the following items to the application as a single PDF document:

  1. 1. A well-organized letter of intent outlining their research interests, not to exceed five pages, and
  2. A CV including a list of publications.

In addition, arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Liz Flynn, lflynn@bnl.gov.

The application is complete when all of these items have been received. Applications will be accepted from February 11, 2020 until March 31, 2020. We will select up to two recipients in response to this solicitation.

About Brookhaven

Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multi-purpose laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries and more than 70 years of pioneering research. Brookhaven’s highest-level science initiatives are nuclear physics, energy science, data science, particle physics, accelerator science & technology, quantitative plant science, and quantum information science and technology. Brookhaven’s programs also help prevent the spread of nuclear weapons, aim to protect astronauts on future space missions, and produce medical isotopes to diagnose and treat disease. 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 and advanced instrumentation. Candidates can refer to our website for more information about the Lab and postdoctoral employment opportunities.