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

You ‘matter’ to us! Our diverse team at Jefferson Lab includes more than 700 people, including physicists, engineers, computer professionals, technicians and more. From probing the basic building blocks of matter to performing advanced computing and applied research, we are on the leading edge of science and technology. If you are looking for a great job in a unique place where your contributions truly matter, consider Jefferson Lab!

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 through Jefferson Science Associates, LLC; manager and operator of Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, also known as Jefferson Lab.

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.


JSA/Jefferson Lab are 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. Jefferson Lab promotes the exchange of ideas while maintaining a professional, ethical and respectful work environment in which everyone contributes to the laboratory’s mission.

JSA/Jefferson Lab are dedicated 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.

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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.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Jefferson Science Associates, LLC manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. Jefferson Science Associates/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 Jefferson 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement
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