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
EIC Postdoctoral Fellow 13256 Science
EIC Systems Engineer (Electron-Ion Collider) 13184 Engineering
CIS Postdoctoral Fellow 13102 Science
Budget Analyst 13270 Clerical/Admin
HPDF Science Director 13275 Computer
ePAS Assistant System Administrator 13246 Engineering
Hall A LDRD Post Doctoral Fellow 13286 Science
RF Group Leader 13261 Engineering
JSA/JLab Hermann Grunder Fellowship 13249 Science
SRF Accelerator Physicist 13103 Science
Theory Administrative Student Intern 13274 Science
Project Controls Group Leader 12315 Management
SRF Engineering Manager 13199 Engineering
JSA/JLab Nathan Isgur Fellowship 13264 Science
HPC Systems Software Engineer 13204 Computer
Project Services and Support Office Manager 13006 Management
Storage Solutions Architect 13238 Computer
High Throughput Computing (HTC) Hardware Engineer 13197 Computer
Geant4 Developer 13214 Computer
Lead Project Risk Analyst 12345 Engineering
EIC Mechanical Technician 13212 Misc./Trades
Scientific Computing Infrastructure Developer 13253 Computer
Senior Vacuum Scientist 13187 Science
Survey Engineer 13191 Engineering
Senior Staff Scientist 13292 Science
HPDF Data Governance and Integration Strategist 13284 Computer
Hall C Staff Engineer II 13178 Engineering
Data Scientist Postdoc 13231 Science
Hall B - Post Doctoral Fellow 13260 Science
Director of Accelerator Education Program 13293 Science
Electrical Safety Program Lead 13205 Engineering
Hall A Technologist/Design Drafter 13285 Engineering
Material Handling Technician 13255 Misc./Trades
EIC Postdoctoral Fellow 13257 Science
Hall D Electro-Mechanical Technician 13138 Misc./Trades
Postdoctoral Fellow - Nuclear Theory 13269 Science
Mechanical Engineer III 13140 Engineering
EIC Project Quality Manager 13180 Engineering
Safety Systems Technician 13288 Technology
Account Manager, Commercialization and Partnerships 13283 Clerical/Admin
Hall D - Post Doctoral Fellow 13258 Science
Civil & Structural Engineer 13211 Engineering

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
  • Kim Edwards, IT Division/Information Resources

    Jefferson Lab’s Scientific and Technical Information Manager Credits Career to Eclectic Experiences and Interests

    Kim Edwards, daughter of an USAF airman and Japanese mother, traveled often by car.

    “Every time we changed duty stations, we drove from Point A to Point B, even if Point B was an airport to take us across an ocean,” Edwards remembered.

    There was a something special about these coast-to-coast car travels, though. Her father, an admirer of natural science museums, would stop at every museum from Point A to Point B.

    “Every podunk, obscure museum, we’d stop,” Edwards said, laughing. “My dad would stand in front of an artifact and stare for long minutes.”

    Edwards developed an appreciation for science and the preservation of its ever-advancing pursuit of knowledge. Today, as Jefferson Lab’s Scientific and Technical Information (STI) Manager, she finds herself standing and staring at science, the same way her father did during all of those obscure museum visits.

    “That’s who I am today too, I guess,” Edwards said, laughing.

    Edwards’ journey to Jefferson Lab isn’t as simple as traveling from Point A to Point B. Instead, she said, “My background is as eclectic as my decorating style. As a whole, it put me on the path I'm on.”

    Born at a U.S. Air Force Base in Japan, Edwards has lived in 10 cities, and she moved to the United States when she was four. As a young child, she dreamed of playing the flute professionally and studying under the world-renowned musicians of Juilliard. Her dedication and work ethic kept up with her passion, as she played flute in the band at Aliamanu Middle School in Honolulu and performed in the All-State Band.

    After high school, Edwards joined the United States Army, where she began pursuing her college studies. Open to varying ideas for her future, Edwards started with studying English at the University of Maryland while she was stationed in Germany.

    “I thought I wanted to be an English teacher,” she said. But then the Army transferred her to Fort Riley, Kansas, and she thought she could study accounting at Kansas State University, a natural progression since her Army job was 73C - Finance Specialist. It was an elective class - Forensic Anthropology - that stole her intrigue and curiosity. She enjoyed learning about the anatomical science of anthropology.

    Her interests didn’t stop there. After she was honorably discharged from the army, she returned to Hampton Roads and finished a B.A. in Communication Arts with a minor in Business Administration from Christopher Newport University.

    “See?” Edwards said. “Eclectic. I think all of these experiences and interests helped me to be adaptable and flexible.”

    Being adaptable and flexible were exactly the qualities Jefferson Lab looked for in 2000 when they sought a Technical Information Specialist. Edwards applied for the job because, “I was tired of driving across the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel.”

    That job, however, opened the door for Edwards to exercise her interest in science, her respect for record keeping, her discipline from the army, and her appreciation for language arts. Her first task was to streamline the publications process.

    “So Publications Manager became my title,” Edwards said.

    Ten years later, she received her certification in records management from the Institute of Certified Records Managers.

    “So Certified Records Manager became my title,” Edwards said.

    No matter the title, Edwards brought to her work all of her varied passions, backgrounds and experiences. Today, as the STI and Records Manager, she manages the Jefferson Lab History Archives Program, as well as ensures the lab stays compliant in the way records and scientific/technical information are managed.

    For nearly two decades, Edwards has collected, reviewed, and protected scientific documents, artifacts, audio and video files. She has also played a critical role in developing processes for the archive program.

    “I’m excited that a hundred years from now, historians and researchers will be using the Jefferson Lab History Archives to make new discoveries of their own and to share them in academic papers,” Edwards said.

    Edwards is married to Kelvin Edwards, who leads the Systems Team in the Computing, Networking and Infrastructure department. They live with two cats and one recently adopted dog.

    “We got a discount on her because she’s an older dog and had been at the shelter for months,” Edwards said, laughing.

    If she’s not searching for funding for the archives program, or managing the submission of journal articles, or working on records accessions, she’s working on her Master’s degree at San Jose State University, updating her dog’s Facebook page or crocheting, a hobby she picked up from her grandmother in the 1970’s while they watched Hawaii Five-O or listened to Elvis records.

    Edwards looks back on her life and her work with appreciation.

    “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,” Edwards said.

    “And I’d also like to be able to remember what I ate for dinner.”

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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."

  • 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"

  • Holly Szumila-Vance
    Holly Szumila-Vance
    Staff Scientist

    "Today, we use a lot of those same teamwork traits [learned from the military] on a daily basis as we're all working toward similar goals here at the lab in better understanding nuclei!"

  • Welding Program Manager
    Jenord Alston
    Welding Program Manager

    "Everybody in the chain is working towards the same goal: to ensure that everything is built safe and to the code specifications"

  • Ashley Mitchell
    Ashley Mitchell
    SRF Chemistry Technician

    “Chemistry is the art of science and art; you’re manipulating and creating things. We have lots of different recipes to work with.”

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.

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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.