Jefferson Lab

Come join our team at Jefferson Lab, where great minds matter.

Posting Date: 03/31/23
Salary Range: $73,400 - $116,200 (Tech-IV)
Work Location Type: Dedicated On-site (100% working on-site)

What your job will be like:
The EIC Detector team is seeking a motivated technical staff member to join our team to play a vital role in the coordination of design, build, install and test of various detector prototypes, initial engineering test systems and detector component tests in support of the EIC Detector Systems. You will have an opportunity to learn, develop, and perfect your skills in completion of multiple complex projects.

In this role you will:

  • Be responsible for design, build and test of various test setups and engineering test systems for detector tracking, particle identification, and ancillary beam line detectors. Components include vacuum systems, precision mechanical systems, detectors and readout systems.
  • Be responsible for coordinating work within the assigned work areas for EIC detectors. This includes scheduling, planning, reviewing (ES&H), and completing installation and maintenance of equipment within the detector test areas and associated equipment staging, preparation, and storage areas.
  • Independently lead other electro-mechanical technicians to help design, build, install and maintain EIC detector-related equipment.
  • At a later EIC project phase, responsibility will move to detector development with emphasis on Particle Identification and tracking (Si and MPGD) detectors and controls; preparation of particle identification detector component QA testing stations, preparation of Si testing station tasks as part of an international Si consortium efforts; provide service to MPGD-led efforts at Jefferson Lab in collaboration with user community (GEMs, MMs). Test and QA of detector elements (foils, sensors, on-board electronics), develop controls and documentation.

Qualifications We Require:

Education and Experience:

  • High School Graduate
  • 12 years relevant experience or
  • Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrates track record of successfully leading or managing a multiple person group or project
  • Ability to provide direction to ensure sufficient resources are available to meet project demands
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Ability to plan and execute long term work schedule based on scope of work

About Jefferson Lab

Join a community with a common purpose of solving the most challenging scientific and engineering problems of our time. The Jefferson Lab campus is located in southeastern Virginia amidst a vibrant and growing technology community.

A career at Jefferson Lab is more than a job. You will be part of “big science” and work alongside top scientists and engineers from around the world unlocking the secrets of our visible universe. Managed by Jefferson Science Associates, LLC; Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is entering an exciting period of mission growth and is seeking new team members ready to apply their skills and passion to have an impact. You could call it work, or you could call it a mission. We call it a challenge. We do things that will change the world.

Total Rewards at Jefferson Lab

At Jefferson Lab, we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time-off and Leave Programs (Paid Parental, vacation, holidays, and sick leave)
  • 401(k) Plan – 9% Lab Contribution; 100% vested
  • Flexible Work Arrangements (Remote & Alternate Work Schedules available)
  • Tuition Assistance, Training and Professional Development Programs
  • Live near the waterways of the Chesapeake Bay region with access to nearby beaches, mountains, and all major metropolitan centers on the East Coast

Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (JSA) manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). JSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status or on any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. As part of the JSA’s equal employment opportunity policy, we also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.

JSA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities (unless doing so will result in an undue hardship). If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to employment @ or call (757) 269-7598 to provide the nature of your request. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Employment with JSA is conditional upon DOE approval if at any time during your employment you are participating in a Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Program or Affiliated activity. Generally, such programs/activities include any foreign-state-sponsored attempt to acquire U.S.-funded scientific research through programs run or funded by the government that target scientists, engineers, students, academics, researchers, and entrepreneurs of all nationalities working or educated in the United States. This includes positions or appointments, both domestic and foreign, titled academic, professional, or institutional appointments whether or not remuneration is received and whether full-time, part-time or voluntary.