Jefferson Lab

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

Posting Date: 09/15/2023

Salary Range: $85,500 - $135,300 (SE II)

Work Location Type: Hybrid (combination of on-site and remote work based on business needs)

What your job will be like:

As Deputy of the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerating Facility (CEBAF) Operability group, you will become an integral part of the reliability and maintenance of our accelerator. This person will be using provided accelerator down time tools to track, assess, and improve machine reliability. This is in collaboration with many department heads and group leaders from the across the lab, including with our Accelerator Operations group. You will also assist the Operability Leader in day-to-day activities when needed. Come and join our team!

In this role you will:

    • Lead repair assessment investigations into extended program downtime events
    • Lead Accelerator Operations department efforts to improve accelerator reliability through cross-departmental engineering analysis to address system performance.
    • Present weekly summary reports on machine lost time and discuss the nature of the
    • Use accelerator machine downtime managing tools to:
      • Collect data to draft reports that provide insight on failing components
      • Analyze reliability, failure rates and yield of components in CEBAF
      • Conduct investigations into the validly of collected downtime data

    Qualifications We Require:


    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Physics, or related technical field


    • 4 years of experience working in an operational research facility

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Excellent communication, presentation, and leadership skills
    • Demonstrate good judgement
    • Must be a great listener

    Qualifications We Desire


    • Degree in Reliability Engineering preferred


    • Process improvement certification such as Lean/Six Sigma preferred


    • Experience in Data Analytics or Data Science preferred
    • Direct accelerator operations experience

    Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

    • Functional knowledge of accelerator operations and all the technical systems at CEBAF including superconducting RF, low-level RF, Vacuum, DC Power, control systems, etc preferred

    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.