Undergraduate research assistant position – BANG

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To apply, email nssc_info@berkeley.edu with a cover letter and CV. Please put “Undergraduate research assistant position – BANG” in the subject line of the email.

An undergraduate research assistant position is available with the Bay Area Neutron Group within the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium. This position will support research projects involving neutron detection for nuclear nonproliferation and nuclear data. Responsibilities of this position may include performing experimental measurements, analyzing data using a C++ software framework, Monte Carlo transport modeling using the GEANT4 toolkit, attending a weekly group meeting to discuss progress, and taking shifts in experimental campaigns at the 88-Inch Cyclotron at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. This assistantship provides opportunities for authorship of peer-reviewed journal articles, including as first author for research assistants that demonstrate initiative and perform at an outstanding level.

Successful candidates must have a passion for science and an interest in experimental nuclear physics.


10 hours per week, $20 per hour


• In progress undergraduate degree in physics, nuclear engineering, or related


• Dedication, motivation, and reliability

• Good communication skills

• US Citizen

Highly desirable:

• Junior or senior level standing

• Coursework/experience with nuclear or radiation physics

• Familiarity with object-oriented programming concepts

• Experience with C++ or other C-family languages

To apply, email nssc_info@berkeley.edu with a cover letter and CV.

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