Assistant Researcher in Physics

University of California Berkeley

United States

Assistant Researcher in Physics


Job #JPF04036
  • Nuclear Engineering / College of Engineering / UC Berkeley

Position overview

Position title:Assistant Specialist
Salary range: The UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See the following table(s) for the current salary scale(s) for this position: The current base salary range for this position is $59,200–$65,900
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: October 1, 2023
Position duration: 2-year

Application Window

Open date: July 18, 2023

Next review date: Wednesday, Aug 2, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Sep 4, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

This position will work directly with Professor Kai Vetter's research group to provide support in radiation detection and chemical sensing.


Perform measurements in laboratory setting and in outdoor environments;
support maintenance and organization of equipment in radiation detection and nuclear instrumentation laboratories;

Perform data analysis of multi-sensor instruments, including radiation detectors, meteorological and chemical sensors, as well as visual cameras and LIDAR;

Contribute to design, assembly, test, and evaluation of instruments on static and mobile multi-sensor platforms;

Contribute to reporting and publications.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Bachelor's degree or equivalent international degree at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications
  • B.S. or B.A. in nuclear instrumentation, physics, or related fields.
  • 1-2 years of laboratory research experience
  • Experience in radiation detection and nuclear instrumentation;
  • Experience in design and fabrication of systems composed of multiple detectors and sensors;
  • Experience in report writing and oral presentation of research;
  • Experience in data analytics;
  • Experience in Python.
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Ability of working in team.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information

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Job location

Berkeley, California

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