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Postdoc Fellowships

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Computing Sciences Research at Berkeley Lab is looking for talented and motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellows to conduct leading-edge research, publish and present their findings, collaborate with others in academia and industry, and contribute to the advancement of technology, all while receiving a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Postdoctoral appointments require a Ph.D. in computer or data science, or any other relevant computational science discipline (received within the last three years).

Fellowship Types

In addition to the numerous postdoctoral appointments associated with a variety of research projects, Berkeley Lab fields two highly selective named fellowships. Both the Luis W. Alvarez Fellowship in Computing and the Admiral Grace Hopper Fellowship in Computing Science offer exceptional opportunities to graduates who wish to pursue their own research interests under the mentorship of Berkeley Lab scientists.

A series of talks by former recipients of the Alvarez Fellowship is being given in spring 2022; click here for more information about this Alvarez Seminar Series.

We also host U.S. Department of Energy Computing Sciences Graduate Fellows every year.

How to apply

For a list of all our current postdoc openings and to apply online, please visit the Berkeley Lab jobs website. Once there, click on “Postdoctoral Scholars” to see all postdoc openings at Berkeley Lab, then select “Click to further refine these results” to sort by division.

Postdoc Symposium Talks

Interested in hearing past and current postdocs talk about the work they do at Berkeley Lab?

The Computing Sciences Annual Postdoc Symposium features talks by postdocs about the exciting work they are doing at Berkeley Lab. Recordings of the talks from the past three years are available on YouTube:

  • 2020 Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences Area Postdoc Symposium
  • 2021 Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences Area Postdoc Symposium
  • 2022 Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences Area Postdoc Symposium

Join the CS Research Postdoc Mailing List

The CS Research Postdoc Mailing List is open to current students and graduates as well as representatives of universities, academic staff and advisors, and career centers interested in new postdoc positions in Computing Sciences Research.

If you are a current or graduate student interested in joining the mailing list, please complete the Student/Graduate Mailing List request.

If you represent a university, outside organization, or career center, please complete the University/Career Center Mailing List request.

Postdoc Program at Berkeley Lab

For additional information regarding the Postdoc Program at the Laboratory, including benefits, please visit our Postdoc Resources website.