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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
Accelerator Operator 13291 Technology
Electrical Engineer (Sustainability) 13364 Engineering
Network Engineer I 13345 Computer
HPDF Project Director 13373 Computer
RadCon Manager 13337 Environmental Safety
Communications Office Student Intern 13310 Public Relations
Radiation Control Technician 13391 Technology
Magnet Group Mechanical/Electrical Designer 13388 Misc./Trades
Scientific Data and Computing Department Head 13383 Computer
Software Administrator/Analyst 13392 Computer
SRF Accelerator Physicist 13359 Science
ES&H Inspection Program Lead 13323 Environmental Safety
Mechanical Engineer III 13140 Engineering
Data Center Operations Manager 13327 Engineering
Fusion Project Technician 13389 Misc./Trades
MIS Application Server Administrator 13394 Computer
MPGD Development Physicist 13381 Science
High Throughput Computing (HTC) Hardware Engineer 13197 Computer
Master HVAC Technician 13367 Misc./Trades
Project Services and Support Office Manager 13330 Management
Lead Magnet Engineer 13366 Engineering
Geant4 Developer 13214 Computer
Administrative Assistant - Electron Ion Collider Project 13375 Clerical/Admin
Multimedia Intern 13215 Public Relations
CIS Postdoctoral Fellow 13102 Science
Survey & Alignment Technician (Metrology) 13385 Misc./Trades
ES&H Department Head 13338 Engineering
Deputy CNI Manager 13378 Computer
Magnet Group Staff Engineer 13370 Engineering
ServiceNow Developer 13393 Computer
DC Power Systems Electrical Engineer 13371 Engineering
Storage Solutions Architect 13238 Computer
DC Power Group Leader 13380 Engineering
Hall A Technologist/Design Drafter 13285 Engineering
Vacuum Engineer 13396 Engineering
Project Controls Analyst 13302 Clerical/Admin
IT Project Manager 13340 Clerical/Admin

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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  • Pablo Campero Rojas, Detector Support Group Technician

    Flexibility and Perseverance Pay Off for Pablo Campero Rojas in Landing, Succeeding in Engineering Role

    Although his path to his current role at the Jefferson Lab was not always straightforward—and sometimes seemingly off-course—staff engineer Pablo Campero Rojas never lost sight of his goal of working as a mechatronic engineer. 

    After earning a degree in mechatronics, robotics and automation engineering from the Universidad del Valle in his homeland of Bolivia in 2014, Campero Rojas worked his first engineering job in a milk factory named PIL Andina, gaining valuable early-career experience. Then, he left his wife and baby daughter behind to move to the U.S. in search of employment in his field. 

    At first, he struggled to find work and finally settled in as an assistant to the supervisor on a construction team that was building hotels in Northern Virginia. It was there that Campero Rojas started his independent study of applied mechanics in earnest.

    “When we were building the hotel, I liked to go over to the ballroom and the escalator to study the mechanics in those spaces—the motion-sensor lights and the mechanics of the escalator,” Campero Rojas says. “I was always looking at anything mechanical and I was taking every opportunity to remember what I was studying—to store it away for when I’d need it someday once I had a job in mechanical engineering. I watched and studied everything. For example, when the team was installing baths, I liked to look at the manuals. When they were installing the HVAC system, I liked to look at the blueprint and diagram. That’s how I tried to keep myself busy, entertained and active in my engineering field.”

    Once his work building the hotel was finished, Campero Rojas joined a company as a residential electrician. 

    “All the time I was working these other jobs and learning as much as I could about what was around me, keeping my eyes out all over the country for a job in my field,” he admits. “There weren’t many jobs in mechatronic engineering; there just weren’t many options.” 

    After two years of looking, Campero Rojas finally received a notification on his job-search phone application for his current job at the lab. His first trip to Newport News was for his interview. Within a short time thereafter, he was offered the job; his wife and child moved to the U.S.; the family bought a house; and they settled into the area. 

    In the four years since, Campero Rojas has been a part of projects across all four halls and has worked on specialized projects outsourced from the lab. Additionally, he has earned a promotion to staff engineer level 1. He is currently involved in the refurbishment of a superconducting magnet that was a part of CLEO-II, a detector that was used in the Cornell Electron-positron Storage Ring based at Cornell University. Once refurbished, the large-bore solenoid magnet can be re-deployed for use in the experimental halls, and perhaps could one day become part of the proposed Solenoidal Large Intensity Detector.

    “I value continuous improvement in myself,” Campero Rojas says. “I am always willing to learn more and willing to do what I need to do to overcome any challenge I face. That’s one of the reasons I wanted to work at Jefferson Lab, because I can apply that value of continuous improvement here. I am constantly learning.”

    By Carrie Rogers

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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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.”

  • 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.”

  • 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"

  • 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.”

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.