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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
Cryogenic Systems Manager (Project Management) 13153 Engineering
Hall D Postdoctoral Fellow 13038 Science
EIC Detector Work Coordinator 13130 Misc./Trades
Mechanical Designer II 13144 Technology
SRF Mechanical Designer 13133 Technology
Survey Engineer II 13066 Engineering
Mechanical Designer I 13145 Technology
Project Controls Group Leader 12315 Management
Mechanical Engineer II 13141 Engineering
Project Services and Support Office Manager 13006 Management
Senior Financial Analyst 13136 Accounting
Performance Analyst III 13150 Clerical/Admin
Magnet Engineer 12504 Engineering
Budget Analyst 12526 Clerical/Admin
Engineering Division Safety Officer 13063 Engineering
Construction Manager 12525 Management
Mechanical Designer III 13143 Engineering
SRF Accelerator Physicist 13103 Science
Hall A Work Coordinator 13152 Misc./Trades
Mechanical Engineer III 13140 Engineering
Budget & Program Support Manager 13151 Management
Target Group Technician 13106 Misc./Trades
SRFTM Electronics Technician 13118 Electronics
Lead Project Risk Analyst 12345 Engineering
LDRD urPICOSEC Postdoctoral Fellow 13061 Science
Senior HR Manager 13091 Management
CIS Postdoctoral Fellow 13102 Science
Postdoctoral Fellow 13108 Science
Cryogenics Process Lead 13004 Engineering
Facilities Master HVAC Technician 13074 Misc./Trades
Electronics Technician I 13048 Electronics
Material Handling Technician IV 13127 Misc./Trades
EIC Detector Scientist II 13114 Science
Hall C Postdoctoral Fellow 13129 Science
Project Controls Analyst 13070 Clerical/Admin
Accelerator Operator 13113 Technology

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
  • Renee Carter, Procurement Office

    Procurement Administrator’s Efforts Enable Scientific Discoveries

    Scientific discoveries require more than just science; they require tools, equipment and resources to enable scientists to conduct their research. That’s where Renee Carter comes in. As a procurement administrator, Carter is focused on securing the tools, materials and devices that Jefferson Lab researchers need to fulfill every aspect of their work.

    With more than 700 researchers, engineers, technical and support staff at Jefferson Lab requiring equipment for their work, Carter has to be ready to process their orders in a timely manner, while also keeping an eye on the lab’s expenditures. To the maximum extent possible, each procurement requires her to vet vendors for competitive prices, to which she relies on the end-user to provide support in identify a vendor for a particular item when there is only one manufacturer of the item.

    “If an item is sole-sourced, I have to do a market analysis to make sure the cost is reasonable,” explains Carter, who admits that this can be challenging because she doesn’t have a scientific background. “I try to learn about the products that I’m buying. We also make sure to have great communication with our end-users” so that the procurement team selects the best product when there is more than one vendor for it.

    Knowing Her Products

    In the Procurement office, Carter and her colleagues sometimes have to do a deep-dive to learn more about a product that they are asked to buy. For that, they have a program called “Know Your Product” through which they can meet with the end-user to learn the particulars of a requested product and its importance.

    “It’s interesting to find out that if the researcher didn’t have this little widget, they couldn’t conduct their experiment,” says Carter, who has been with Jefferson Lab since 2000. “It’s amazing sometimes. You wouldn’t think that something small could make a difference, but without it, a machine won’t function.”

    Carter also enjoys learning more about products from vendors during the annual vendor fair that takes place at the lab. “The vendor fair is pretty neat because we have the end-user and our Procurement office together,” Carter explains. “We can not only interact with our vendors and see them in person, but that also gives us an opportunity to see our end-users as well.”

    Playing a Supporting Role

    For Carter, supporting a team goes well beyond her work at Jefferson Lab. For almost thirty years, she fulfilled the logistics role for the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) girls and boys basketball teams her husband coached, arranging for the team’s travel, roster, equipment and other needs.

    When Carter stopped doing logistics for the team in 2015, it was to cheer on her two sons in their athletic careers. Her oldest son, Christopher, 28, played point guard on the gold-winning Virginia Special Olympics team out of George Mason University. He graduated from the Mason Life program in 2016 with a sports management certificate.

    Carter’s youngest son, Marcus, 21, plays guard for Christopher Newport University. Carter attends all of his games—home and away—and is grateful for the flexibility in her department that allows her to schedule time off in order to follow the team.

    When it comes to achieving big goals, both Carter’s sons and her colleagues at Jefferson Lab rely on her ever-present support as they pursue their dreams.


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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.

  • 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.”

  • Jian-Ping Chen
    Jian-Ping Chen
    Senior Staff Scientist

    “Every time we solve problems, we contribute. It’s exciting times for new results and discoveries.”

  • 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."

  • 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"

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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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.