Jefferson Lab

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Posting Date: 07/28/2022
Salary Range: $110,300 - $174,200 (SE-III)
Work Location Type: Hybrid (combination of on-site and remote work based on business needs)

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

What your job will be like:
Jefferson Lab has an opening for an upper level Magnet Engineer position to design, specify, fabricate, and procure normal and/or superconducting (SC) magnets and help define and design magnet system interfaces including interfaces with other magnets. The successful candidate will be assigned as a project team member primarily for MOLLER and EIC working on magnet projects, along with magnet systems with experimental hall, and other related experimental equipment. Come and join our team!

In this role you will:

  • Manage individual magnet development projects in response to the needs of the CEBAF
  • Develop magnets and associated component systems from initial concept through CAD, detailed 3D modeling and design
  • Support the development of purchase specifications and fabrication drawings, system interface documents, magnet fabrication, assembly, testing, installation, and commissioning
  • Conduct testing to include detailed magnetic measurement, analysis of results, design adjustments, and alignment.
  • Work independently and to interact with and report to the group leader, senior engineering and scientific staff for assignments, guidance, and support
  • Publish and present research at conferences or journals

Qualifications We Require:


  • Relevant Bachelors Degree in physics, engineering, or other relevant discipline from an accredited university


At least 10 years of experience with:

  • the design of accelerator/detector magnets or similar magnet systems
  • engineering analysis tools such as FEA software and/or OPERA/TOSCA, multi-physics engineering analysis
  • creative engineering projects collaborating with a team to develop and build scientific equipment

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • A demonstrably strong analytical analysis background.
  • Ability to understand complex problems and to collaborate and explore and implement alternative solutions
  • Experience with 3D modeling
  • Experience with superconducting magnets and/or cryogenic systems and components
  • Proficient in ANSYS or equivalent thermal and stress engineering analysis software and generating engineering analysis reports
  • Experience in ANSYS MAXWELL
  • Experience in nonlinear finite element analysis and eddy current analysis.
  • Experience in cryogenic engineering
  • Experience/expertise in magnetic measurement systems and equipment
  • Experience in medium to large scale magnet fabrication and installation
  • Ability to work independently and to interact with and report group leader, senior engineering, engineering and scientific staff
  • Ability to positively interact and support contractors, vendors, and procurement professionals
  • Project development and management skills

Qualifications We Desire:

Experience in some of the following related areas are desired

  • vacuum systems
  • load bearing support structures
  • conventional electro-magnets
  • cryogenics
  • pressure vessel and pressure piping
  • load bearing positioning and alignment mechanisms

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.