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

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
  • Salute to Veterans with Scott Bentivegna, U.S. Navy

    “When you see the true dedication and selfless commitment of the service members around you, you can’t help but feel proud to be part of the best service in the world.”

    “We didn’t have a base. We had a bay. And our whole mission was to stay hidden,” Scott Bentivegna recalls of his time serving as a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy.

    Bentivegna joined the Navy in the early ‘80s straight out of high school, because he believed it was his patriotic duty to join the military and protect his country. He specifically looked at paths where he could pursue nuclear power training. The Navy fit the bill.

    Bentivegna lived on a ballistic missile submarine off of Holy Loch, Scotland, for months on end. During the decade that he served, he assumed almost every junior officer role on the submarine possible, including: electrical officer, torpedo officer, sonar officer, communications and others.

    “We did drills every single day. We needed to be ready at all times to protect ourselves and the sub in case we were attacked. We could have done those drills in our sleep. Our prime motivation was to protect the health and safety of those around us. And so, we trained,” Bentivegna remembers.

    In the Navy, Bentivegna was able to see and do things he says would not be possible in any other civilian job. For example, he has managed an underwater hull inspection of another submarine in transit, shot torpedoes at underwater drones in Canada and the Bahamas, drove the submarine through the Bermuda Triangle and across the Arctic Circle, and participated in dozens of joint exercises with both American and other nations’ forces. 

    He recalls that working on a submarine is an added layer of complexity, given that everyone is working in such close proximity to one another for long stretches of time. During his service, he learned that each person’s true capabilities and limits far exceed what they think their limits are.

    “A big part of Navy and military training is to anticipate, and prepare for, things going wrong in life and how to overcome nearly any adversity. I learned to listen to those around me, and I actively looked for ways to help them maximize their contribution to the community. When you see the true dedication and selfless commitment of the service members around you, you can’t help but feel proud to be part of the best service in the world,” Bentivegna says.

    Although much of his time was spent on the actual submarine itself, he was also able to travel the world with bucket list aspirations, such as seeing the Opera House in Sydney, Australia; surfing in Hawaii; and hitting the tourist spots in San Diego, California.

    At the lab, Bentivegna is a conventional facilities project manager, where he uses the multitude of skills he learned in the military to oversee the lab’s projects in the Facilities Management & Logistics Division. 

    Thank you for your service, Scott!

    By Rebecca Anderson

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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.

  • 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.”

  • 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!"

  • 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.”

  • 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."

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.