Robert R. Wilson



The Wilson Fellowship is awarded on a competitive basis and is intended to support outstanding 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 and cosmic physics, studies of neutrinos, muons, and research at the intersection of high energy physics and quantum information science, as well as R&D and planning for future experiments.

As an organization, Fermilab is committed to attracting, developing, and retaining diverse talent and cultivating an inclusive work environment that supports scientific, technological, and operational excellence. Fermilab and the Wilson Fellowship Committee value candidates who show potential for growth, scientific leadership, and a commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion.

Minoritized individuals, candidates from outside particle physics or with non-traditional career paths are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates are expected to respect and value individual differences and support an equitable and inclusive laboratory environment.


The Wilson Fellowship at Fermilab seeks applications from Ph.D. physicists of exceptional talent with at least two (2) years of experience beyond Ph.D.

Term of Appointment

The Wilson Fellowship provides a competitive annual salary. The appointment is for an initial term of three (3) years with the possibility for renewal for an additional two (2) years upon completion of a successful review after the first two (2) years; thereafter, the potential exists for eventual appointment without term limit.