Jefferson Lab

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

Posting Date:
Range: $74,900 - $118,200 (SCS I)
Work Type: Flexible on-site (working more than 60% on-site)

This is a 1-year term position.

What your job will be like:

The Experimental Physics Software and Computing Infrastructure (EPSCI) group is part of the Scientific Computing Department within the Computational Sciences and Technology division at Jefferson Lab. The EPSCI mission is to: Identity, develop, implement, and maintain software and computing technologies in support of the Jefferson Lab Science Program. The candidate will participate in various EPSCI projects including software development, data processing, and documentation. They will help develop, deploy, document, and maintain software and computing systems that benefit the JLab science program under the guidance of senior scientists from multiple domains. These will include systems utilizing AI/ML technologies, GPUs, FPGAs, and high-speed networks and storage systems.

In this role you will...

  • Work with domain experts in Physics, Data Science, and Computer Science to develop highly efficient scientific software.
  • Maintain and document software developed with EPSCI participation.
  • Support scientists using EPSCI software with new feature support, bug fixes, and training.
  • Work within a group, but complete tasks independently and report on results.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science, or related field

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Object Oriented programming in C++
  • Python
  • Use of Integrated Development Environment (e.g. VSCode or CLion)

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Java, Javascript programming
  • Github CI
  • Sphinx (documentation)

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 (vacation, holidays, sick leave)
  • 401(k) Plan – 9% Lab Contribution; 100% vested
  • Flexible Work Arrangements (Hybrid & 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.