Now accepting applications for Wilson Fellowship

The Wilson Fellowship committee at Fermilab seeks applications from Ph.D. physicists of exceptional talent with at least two years of postdoctoral experience. The fellowship is awarded on a competitive basis and is intended to support strong, assistant-professor-level physicists early in their careers. It provides unique opportunities for self-directed research in experimental physics through work on the Fermilab particle physics experiment of the candidate’s choice. The Fermilab experimental program includes collider physics, studies of neutrino, muon and astroparticle physics, and R&D and planning for experiments at future colliders and with high-intensity beams.

The Wilson Fellowship provides an annual salary fully competitive with a university assistant professorship. The appointment is for an initial term of three years, and the possibility exists for renewal for an additional two years upon completion of a successful review after the first two years. Thereafter, the potential exists for eventual appointment without term limit.

To apply, the candidate should submit a curriculum vitae, a research statement (not to exceed five pages) giving a focused description of his or her proposed research program as a Wilson Fellow and should arrange to have four letters of reference submitted online. The application deadline is Friday, Nov. 1.

Additional information is available at the Wilson Fellowship website. Questions may be submitted via email to