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Jobs at Jefferson Lab

Jefferson Lab offers many interesting and challenging jobs in pursuit of a greater understanding of the visible universe.

Whether you’re a physicist, a mechanical engineer, or an administrative assistant, there's an opportunity for you.

Click here to be a part of something big.

Working at Jefferson Lab is a different experience. You can have a role in “big science” and help people discover more about our visible universe.

You could call it work, or you could call it a mission. We call it a challenge. We do things that could change the world.


Jefferson Lab (JLab) is committed to being an employer of choice. We value the contributions of all employees and believe diversity among its workforce is critical to the continued strength and success of the organization. JLab promotes the exchange of ideas while maintaining a professional, ethical and respectful work environment in which everyone contributes to the laboratory’s mission.

Jefferson Lab is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (757) 269-7598 to provide the nature of your request. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis. Responses will only be provided to messages requesting accommodations.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) 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 Lab'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.

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