Creative Energy. Supercharged with Science.

Accelerate your career with a new role at the nation's newest national laboratory. Here you can be part of a team exploring the building blocks of matter and lay the ground work for scientific discoveries that will reshape our understanding of the atomic nucleus. Join a community with a common purpose of solving the most challenging scientific and engineering problems of our time.


Title Job ID Category Date Posted
ES&H Inspection Program Lead 13323 Environmental Safety
Radiation Control Technician 13391 Technology
Geant4 Developer 13214 Computer
Magnet Group Staff Engineer 13370 Engineering
Software Administrator - Facilities Management/Integration 13395 Computer
Survey and Alignment Technician (Metrology) 13385 Misc./Trades
Project Controls Analyst 13302 Clerical/Admin
SRF Accelerator Physicist 13359 Science
Project Services and Support Office Manager 13330 Management
DC Power Group Leader 13380 Engineering
MPGD Development Physicist 13381 Science
Data Center Operations Manager 13327 Engineering
Magnet Group Mechanical/Electrical Designer 13388 Misc./Trades
Hall A Technologist/Design Drafter 13285 Engineering
High Throughput Computing (HTC) Hardware Engineer 13197 Computer
HPDF Project Director 13373 Computer
Electrical Engineer (Sustainability) 13364 Engineering
DC Power Systems Electrical Engineer 13371 Engineering
CIS Postdoctoral Fellow 13102 Science
Vacuum Engineer 13396 Engineering
Business IT Portfolio Manager 13374 Computer
ES&H Department Head 13338 Engineering
Storage Solutions Architect 13238 Computer
RadCon Manager 13337 Environmental Safety
Accounts Payable Assistant 13397 Accounting
Finance Business Manager 13365 Accounting
Scientific Data and Computing Department Head 13383 Computer
Communications Office Student Intern 13310 Public Relations
IT Project Manager 13340 Clerical/Admin
Master HVAC Technician 13367 Misc./Trades
Mechanical Engineer III 13140 Engineering
Multimedia Intern 13215 Public Relations
Lead Magnet Engineer 13366 Engineering
SRF Production Chemistry Supervisor 13386 Technology
Deputy CNI Manager 13378 Computer

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.

Welcome from Stuart Henderson, Lab Director
Why choose Jefferson Lab
    Middle School Science Bowl competitors huddle together to brainstorm the answer.
    Local teachers share ideas for a classroom activity with other teachers during Teacher Night.
    Two young learners hold up a model of the atom during Deaf Science Camp.
    Staff Scientist Douglas Higinbotham snaps a selfie with some of the postdoc students he is mentoring.

At Jefferson Lab we believe in giving back to our community and encouraging the next generation of scientists and engineers. Our staff reaches out to students to advance awareness and appreciation of the range of research carried out within the DOE national laboratory system, to increase interest in STEM careers for women and minorities, and to encourage everyone to become a part of the next-generation STEM workforce. We are recognized for our innovative programs like:

  • 1,500 students from 15 Title I schools engage in the Becoming Enthusiastic About Math and Science (BEAMS) program at the lab each school year.

  • 60 teachers are enrolled in the Jefferson Science Associates Activities for Teachers (JSAT) program at the lab inspiring 9,000 students annually.

  • 24 high school students have internships and 34 college students have mentorships at the lab.


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Meet our people
  • Salute to Veterans with Betty Jean-Pierre, U.S. Navy

    “I have learned a lot through the course of my journey…I love what I do”

    “I love taking on challenges and finding new solutions!” Betty Jean-Pierre laughed, comparing her role as an aviation administrator in the U.S. Navy to her role as an accelerator division staff administrator at Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory. At first, Jean-Pierre wasn’t quite sure what career she wanted to pursue when she joined the military – she just knew that she wanted to work in the Air Force or the Navy due to the rapid technological advances that were presented at the time.

    Growing up in Brooklyn, New York, Jean-Pierre said that she was tired of the grind and knew that she wanted to see the world. After considering her options, she quickly became an aviation administrator in 2000, where she updated technical publications, managed libraries, prepared reports and correspondence, scheduled aircraft inspections, issued work orders, maintained engine logbooks and aircraft records, and supervised two sailors. 

    “Overall, I like to organize and figure out how to make things run more efficiently – working in administration allows me to do that. I love when I have the freedom to help turn clutter into order.”

    Jean-Pierre said that her favorite part of serving in the military was that she was her own boss. She used her organizational skills to ensure that the day-to-day operations ran smoothly and always served as a helpful resource in case someone called on her. The diversity in surroundings allowed her to interact and communicate better and on a more professional level with others, improved her interpersonal skills. She also credits the military with honing in on the importance of paying attention to detail – something she depends on daily at the lab. Working in the military allowed her to sharpen her managerial skills, which eventually led her to complete her BA in Business Management in 2006.

    “It’s so important to ensure the information you are sharing is accurate and succinct. Mistakes in the military can cost someone’s life,” she says. “At the lab, it could have similar impacts when it comes to reporting numbers and safety-related information. It is so important to me to relay detailed information correctly.”

    Today, Jean-Pierre proudly mentions that one of her favorite parts of her current role is that she is a valued member of the team – and that her input is listened to.

    “I am given the respect to give my perspective and my ideas of how things can improve, as well as share my opinion about pursuing possible next steps. I like being involved and I want it to stay that way because that’s where my management and leadership skills come in! I have learned a lot through the course of my journey leading into this role. I love what I do.”

    Thank you for your service, Betty!

     By Rebecca Anderson

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The Jefferson Lab campus is located in southeastern Virginia amidst a vibrant and growing technology community with deep historical roots that date back to the founding of our nation. Staff members can live on or near the waterways of the Chesapeake Bay region or find peace in the deeply wooded coastal plain. You will have easy access to nearby beaches, mountains, and all major metropolitan centers along the United States east coast.

To learn more about the region and its museums, wineries, parks, zoos and more, visit the Virginia tourism page, Virginia is for Lovers

To learn more about life at Jefferson Lab, click here.


We support our inventors! The lab provides resources to employees for the development of patented technology -- with over 180 awarded to date! Those looking to obtain patent coverage for their newly developed technologies and inventions while working at the lab are supported and mentored by technology experts, from its discovery to its applied commercialization, including opportunities for monetary awards and royalty sharing. Learn more about our patents and technologies here.

  • Pashupati Dhakal
    Pashupati Dhakal
    Accelerator Operations

    "Not every day is the same day. Working in research and development, it’s not a one person job."

  • Kim Edwards
    Kim Edwards
    IT Division/Information Resource

    "When I’m 95 years old, I hope I will be one of those people who worked in the background to affect other people’s lives for the better."

  • Scott Conley
    Scott Conley
    Environmental Management Team

    "There is world-class research going on here. Any given day you can be in the room with genius physicists and that’s just amazing.”

  • Ron Lassiter
    Ron Lassiter
    Mechanical Designer

    “Here at the lab you get to see what you’ve worked on. You can hold it in your hands. It’s rewarding to know that you’ve played a part in helping the machine to be successful.”

  • Jianwei Qiu
    Jianwei Qiu
    Associate Director For Theoretical And Computational Physics

    "My own research enables me to better lead the Theory Center, to lead our collaboration, to provide good guidance to our junior researchers on the team, and to provide valuable input to the advisory and review committees that I serve"

Jefferson Science Associates, LLC manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. Jefferson Science Associates/Jefferson Lab is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action 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.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to recruiting or call (757) 269-7100 between 8 am – 5 pm EST to provide the nature of your request.

"Proud V3-Certified Company"

A Proud V3-Certified Company
JSA/Jefferson Lab values the skills, experience and expertise veterans can offer due to the myriad of experiences, skill sets and knowledge service members achieve during their years of service. The organization is committed to recruiting, hiring, training and retaining veterans, and its ongoing efforts has earned JSA/Jefferson Lab the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) certification, awarded by the Commonwealth of Virginia.