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2023 Panofsky Fellowship at Stanford University, SLAC National Accelerator Lab

Stanford University
Stanford, California
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Jan 3, 2023

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2023 Panofsky Fellowship at Stanford University, SLAC National Accelerator Lab

Fellowship ID: Stanford University / SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory -Fundamental Physics Directorate-2023PF [#23562]

Fellowship Title: 2023 Panofsky Fellowship at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC)

Fellowship Type: Fellowship or award

Location: Menlo Park, California 95025, United States [map]

Subject Areas:
Physics / High Energy Physics, Accelerator and Beam Physics, Computational Materials Sciences, Condensed Matter Physics; Condensed Matter Theory; Computational Physics; X-ray Spectroscopy; Electronic Structure; Ultrafast Dynamics, Elementary Particle Physics, High energy density matter, Materials Science, Particle Astrophysics, Ultrafast Science, X-ray instrumentation, X-ray Science
Biomaterials / Biosciences
Applied Physics / Applied Energy research
Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Materials Science and Engineering

Appl Deadline: 2022/12/15 11:59PM (posted 2022/11/02, listed until 2023/05/02)

2023 Panofsky Fellowship at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) Call for Applications – Deadline for submission is December 15, 2022

The Panofsky Fellowship is intended to recognize exceptional and promising young scientists who would most benefit from the unique opportunity to conduct their research at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. It honors SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory’s founder and first Director, Wolfgang K. H. Panofsky. The fellowship is for early-career researchers (experiment or theory) in a diverse range of fields related to the SLAC scientific mission:

• Accelerator science & advanced accelerator research • Applied Energy research • Biosciences • Chemical sciences • Computer Science • Elementary particle physics (experiment and theory) • High energy density matter • Materials and condensed matter science • Particle astrophysics and cosmology • Quantum Information Science • X-ray science, including ultrafast science and advanced X-ray instrumentation, at LCLS and SSRL

The Fellowship is awarded without regard to a candidate's particular specialty within our programs. While an emphasis will be placed on the potential for innovation and growth of new opportunities as their career develops, the candidate's research plan should encompass one or more areas within the science program at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and describe how the proposed research will benefit from the unique opportunity to conduct research at SLAC, while also demonstrating alignment with the SLAC mission and values ( Applicants are encouraged to take the extra effort in preparing the research plan to incorporate a good understanding of capabilities and facilities at SLAC. This is best accomplished by finding out more details about the individual SLAC research activities on the website.

Candidates should be early in their career but have demonstrated significant experience at the postdoctoral level with clear potential for exceptional scholarship, breadth, innovation, and leadership. The appointment is at the Associate Staff Scientist Level and carries a five-year term at SLAC, with salary commensurate with the experience of the candidate. The appointment comes with full benefits and generous research support including funding for a postdoctoral researcher. Review for promotion to a continuing staff scientist position at SLAC will be conducted at, or before, the completion of the Fellowship. The deadline for the 2023 applications is December 15, 2022.

Applicants should provide a CV and a vision statement for their proposed research at SLAC, and arrange for three supporting reference letters. Please submit application materials through

For further information, please consult or contact Charlotte Chang ( SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its community. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the laboratory’s mission.

Application Materials Required:

Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:

• Cover letter

• Curriculum Vitae

• Research statement

• Publication list

• Three reference letters (to be submitted online by the reference writers at this site)

And anything else requested in the description.

Further Info:

Charlotte Chang
2575 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025

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