Jefferson Lab

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Posting Date: 02/20/2023
Salary Range: $110,300 - $174,200 (SSIII), $129,800 - $205,200 (SSS)
Work Location Type: Dedicated On-site (100% working on-site)

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

What your job will be like:

As a member of the Physics Division, you will support the scientific research programs and related operations support activities of the experimental Halls. Individual will, moreover, play a formal management role in construction of future instrumentation, with a focus initially on MOLLER project management.

In This Role You Will:

  • Provide Managerial-level project support for the MOLLER and future SoLID experiments.
  • Participate in operations support of the 12 GeV scientific program.
  • Stay current with relevant science, detector and technology development trends through research in appropriate journals and scientific meeting attendance, and present results and findings in same.
  • Assist with a variety of design and maintenance efforts related to the 12 GeV and possibly EIC programs as requested and by taking initiative.
  • Collaboration with other staff and the user community, develop expertise in one or more systems critical to the experimental program.
  • Provide, or assist user community in preparing, documentation for safe and effective operation of equipment under position purview.
  • Supervise students, postdocs, as well as scientific and technical staff as required.

Qualifications We Require:

Staff Scientist III

Education, Certifications and Experience:

  • Ph.D. in physics
  • 10 years of experience in experimental nuclear or high energy physics experimentation
  • 1+ years Project Management experience

Senior Staff Scientist

Education, Certifications and Experience:

  • Ph.D. in physics
  • 15+ years of experience in experimental nuclear or high energy physics experimentation
  • 3+ years Project Management experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Recognition as expert in broad area of research by international scientific community.
  • Significant expertise in design, maintenance and implementation of nuclear experimental equipment
  • Strong project management interest, experience and ability to support the MOLLER Project.
  • Must be able to give clear, concise presentations at international meetings and conferences.
  • Ability to estimate cost, schedule and manpower requirements for and manage large projects.
  • Should have ingenuity and creativity and the ability to work with a team.
  • Ability to author and co-author publications refereed publications and conference papers.

Please send three (3) letters of recommendation to Jennifer Finch (finch

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.