Jefferson Lab

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

Posting Date: 05/18/23
Salary Range: $85,500 - $135,300 (SS-II)
Work Location Type:
Hybrid (combination of on and off-site work based on business needs)

What your job will be like:

As a detector scientist working on the EIC detector, you will work with scientists, engineers and technicians towards the design and construction of the detector elements. In particular, you will be working together with the CAMs for particle identification and ancillary tagging detector systems. You will be required to became fully trained for L3 and/or L4 EIC detector project management.

In this role you will...

  • Perform a development of the integrated system for particle identification detectors and beam line detection systems.
  • Work with more senior scientists responsible the level-3 EIC detector project scope in defining requirements, analyzing, procuring, installing, testing and commissioning of particle identification detectors, integrated detectors in far-forward/ backward beam line areas and other sub-systems.
  • Support procurement and fabrication of detector components and test assemblies.
  • Document work in analysis reports, test reports, and technical notes.
  • Present results at internal meetings and reviews and appropriate project reviews and technical conferences.
  • Support a scientific EIC research program.

Qualifications We Require:


  • PhD in Physics (HEP, nuclear, materials science) or Electronics Engineering


  • 5 years of relevant experience
  • Experience from PhD research and from further job-related experience with hardware-oriented detector research of interest to nuclear physics or high energy physics. This could also come from experience in other related fields such as astrophysics or material science.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Able to communicate clearly in writing (e.g. email, memos, explanations, drawings) and explain work to their supervisor and others in the group
  • Experience with detector simulations and data analysis.
  • Experience with photosensors.
  • Demonstrated experience with radiation detection methods and measurements

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Strong interest in working on detector development projects for nuclear physics.

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.