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
RadCon Manager 13337 Environmental Safety
Master HVAC Technician 13367 Misc./Trades
Project Controls Analyst 13302 Clerical/Admin
IT Project Manager 13340 Clerical/Admin
Vacuum Engineer 13396 Engineering
CIS Postdoctoral Fellow 13102 Science
Deputy CNI Manager 13378 Computer
Travel and Accounting Specialist 13407 Clerical/Admin
Fusion Project Technician 13389 Misc./Trades
Administrative Assistant - Electron Ion Collider Project 13375 Clerical/Admin
High Throughput Computing (HTC) Hardware Engineer 13197 Computer
Lead Magnet Engineer 13366 Engineering
Magnet Group Staff Engineer 13370 Engineering
Storage Solutions Architect 13238 Computer
Communications Office Student Intern 13310 Public Relations
Mechanical Engineer III 13140 Engineering
Scientific Data and Computing Department Head 13383 Computer
Accelerator Operator 13403 Technology
Hall C Staff Engineer II 13178 Engineering
Hall C Technician III 13390 Misc./Trades
SRF Accelerator Physicist 13359 Science
DC Power Group Leader 13380 Engineering
ES&H Department Head 13338 Engineering
Gaseous Detector Support Staff Engineer 13400 Engineering
Magnet Group Mechanical/Electrical Designer 13388 Misc./Trades
Geant4 Developer 13214 Computer
Sustainability Engineer (Electrical) 13364 Engineering
MIS Application Server Administrator 13394 Computer
Survey & Alignment Technician (Metrology) 13385 Misc./Trades
Data Center Operations Manager 13327 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
  • PASSION AND PURPOSE
    Middle School Science Bowl competitors huddle together to brainstorm the answer.
  • PASSION AND PURPOSE
    Local teachers share ideas for a classroom activity with other teachers during Teacher Night.
  • PASSION AND PURPOSE
    Two young learners hold up a model of the atom during Deaf Science Camp.
  • PASSION AND PURPOSE
    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
  • Myung Bang, Computer Systems Administrator

    Systems Administrator Myung Bang works to assure Jefferson Lab employees can access their resources 

    Monitoring more than 300 servers and 1,300 workstations, Bang strives to make working at Jefferson Lab accessible and efficient. 

    At 6:30 a.m., Myung Bang turns his computer on. He must ensure that all of the 300 servers and 1,300 workstations he manages as the system administrator are behaving correctly before everyone else starts to arrive.

    Dong Myung Bang grew up the middle child of three boys: all named Dong Bang.

    “In Korea, one generation of kids will all have the same first name then the next generation will have the same middle name,” Bang explained. Since the Bang brothers all had the same first name, there were many confusions when they first arrived in America, including Bang attending a job interview intended for his brother. He ended up getting an offer.

    The Bang brothers grew up in a remote farming village of Boeun, South Korea, where they received only a few hours of electricity each night around dinner time. “Afterwards, I still remember we all gathered into one room under candlelight to read books,” Bang recalled.

    His mother was strict. She required of her boys focus and determination. “She always made sure that we did our homework and studied for our tests,” Bang said.

    When the boys reached middle school age, Bang’s mother dreamed of a better education than their small town could offer. “She believed if you want to be a big fish, you need to go into bigger water,” Bang said.

    So, in 1979, Bang’s family packed for America. They were headed to Pennsylvania, where an uncle awaited their arrival.

    After six months, the Bang family moved to Richmond, Va., where his mother’s brother helped his parents open a local “mom-and-pop” store. Sixteen-year-old Bang and his brothers headed to high school.

    “It was really scary,” he said. “The first few months, I sat in school and I didn’t understand a single word.”

    Bang grew up a shy child, and he spent his childhood reading everything he could find.

    “I thought I was going to be a writer,” he said.

    It was in high school, while he sat in class trying to learn English, that math revealed itself as the universal language.

    “One day, we were working on math problems and something clicked. I was able to solve something that nobody else could solve,” Bang said. “I realized I am good at math, and that realization carried through the rest of my life.”

    Bang attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute to study electrical engineering and minored in mathematics. He continued his studies, gaining a master’s degree in information assurance at the University of Maryland University College, eventually landing himself a job as a programmer with Computer Sciences Corporation.

    On his first day of work, Bang found himself as a programming contractor with NASA Langley Research Center. That same day, however, their systems administrator quit.

    “I walked in and they said, ‘Do you want to work on the Novell system?’” He recalled, laughing. “I didn’t know anything about it. I didn’t even know how to spell Novell.” Bang said he was willing to learn and, “I was hooked. I never wrote a single line of code again.”

    From that day on, Bang worked hard to understand computer systems. In 1998, as his contract was ending at NASA Langley Research Center, he applied for and accepted his job at Jefferson Lab, where he monitors and cares for the advanced software systems that drive its computers.

    “I tell my family and friends that I manage computers and computer systems. Nine times out of 10, they take that as I fix computers, which is not true,” Bang said. “I manage computer systems. I make sure everyone can get to their resources.”

    Working with Jefferson’s Lab’s Cybersecurity Team, Network team, Windows, Linux and Mac Teams, as well as the Help Desk, Bang keeps Jefferson Lab’s technology and systems up to date and functioning to prevent work stoppage.

    “You can never predict what’s going to happen,” Bang said. “Something can break, or a virus goes around, and we have to catch the virus so nobody’s computers get infected. I come to work thinking, ‘I’m going to do this today,’ but I may not even get to touch that because new issues pop up.”

    Issues pop up in all forms: files become vulnerable; a virus breaks free; a certificate on someone’s smart card expires, locking them out of the system; a corrupted file locks down; a problem domain controller refuses users’ login; the email server doesn’t deliver emails, etc.

    Bang is responsible for monitoring and resolving all alerts from systems, providing day-to-day maintenance of the operating systems, managing various commercial products, installing and configuring systems, and determining if patches are needed. He is also responsible for researching and testing out the latest technology that could make computer systems more efficient and capable.

    Troubleshooting, Bang has discovered, is one of his passions.

    “If the technology worked all of the time, it would be pretty boring,” Bang said. “If I don’t understand something, that motivates me to try to understand it.”

    When Bang isn’t working, he is clocking in hours on the tennis court to add to his 30 years of tennis experience.

    “Tennis fits me,” Bang said, smiling. But he always has his eye on the systems.

    “Other than when I’m sleeping, I keep my eye on things happening at work.”

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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.

  • 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"

  • 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.”

  • Katherine Wilson
    Katherine Wilson
    Staff Engineer

    “Generally, the mechanical engineers at the lab support the physicists. The physicists have the big ideas about how to support new science, and the engineers figure out how to make that happen.”

  • 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.”

  • 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.”

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 @jlab.org 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.