Jefferson Lab

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

Posting Date: 05/10/2024
Salary Range: $76,800 - $135,900 (SS I)
Work Location Type: Hybrid (combination of on and off-site work)

What you job will be like:
As a member of the Physics Division, this position will construct, test and operate Micro Pattern Gaseous Detector (MPGD) technology within the Radiation Detector and Imaging Group for applications in nuclear physics with a focus on applications in the Electron Ion Collider (EIC).

In this role you will:

  • Facilitate the production, commissioning and later integration of the Electron Ion Collider (EIC) ePIC Barrel outer MPGD tracker
  • Complete generic MPGD instrumentation research and development.
  • Assist with detector technology issues and maintenance related to the EIC program by taking the initiative and when requested.
  • Maintain the Detector Group and ensureits facilities are fully equipped to pursue the development of MPGDs for the EIC ePIC Barrel outer MPGD tracker.

Qualifications we require:


  • Ph.D. in Nuclear or Particle Physics

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to develop MPGD systems, including development of readout electronics and data acquisition systems (DAQ)
  • Experience with the VMM3a-based data acquisition instrumentation as applied to MPGD readout
  • Knowledge of modern programming languages as applied to data acquisition instrumentation and data analysis
  • Ability to use CAD/CAM packages to facilitate MPGD design

Qualifications we prefer:


  • 1 plus years in experimental nuclear or high energy physics using MPGD-based detectors through simulation, design and construction
  • Leading role in the development, CAD/CAM based design and construction of MPGD instrumentation.

About Jefferson Lab

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 accommodation 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 recruiting@ or contact Human Resources by calling (757) 269-7100 and selecting option 1 between 8:00 am -5:00 pm EST 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.