Accelerate your career with a new role at the nations 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
R&D Technologist 12216 Technology
Cyber Security Manager 12313 Computer
Senior SRF Accelerator Scientist 12240 Science
Hall B Group Leader 12295 Science
Cryogenics Electrical Technician 12312 Technology
Electronics Technologist - RF Systems 12248 Technology
Postdoctoral Fellow - Quantum Computing 12275 Research
SRF Electronic Fabrication Technician 12238 Electronics
EIC Project Engineer 12305 Engineering
Magnet Group Leader 12320 Engineering
Pipefitter/Fabricator 12310 Technology
SRF Cryomodule Assembly Technician 12226 Technology
SRF Staff Scientist 12290 Science
Electrical Engineering Manager – Instrumentation and Controls 12284 Engineering
Instrumentation & Controls Sr. Technologist 12302 Technology
Site Occupational Medical Director 12331 Management
CST Project Manager 12327 Computer
Post Doctoral Fellow 12316 Science
Hall A/C Staff Scientist I 12301 Science
Electrical Engineer – Instrumentation and Controls 12330 Engineering
Staff Mechanical Engineer 12062 Engineering
Hall C Post Doctoral Fellow 12321 Science
SRF Cryomodule Assembly Technician 12228 Technology
Compensation Analyst 12297 Human Resources
CST Director of Science 12328 Science
Data Scientist 12324 Science
Project Controls Group Leader 12315 Management
Cryogenics Pipe Welder/Fitter 12309 Technology
Hall B Electro-Mech Technician 12292 Technology
Accounts Payable Supervisor 12322 Accounting
HR Recruiter 12291 Human Resources

A career a 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 an 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
  • Scott Conley, Environmental Management Team

    Nature: All in a day’s work

    Scott Conley, an environmental engineer for Jefferson Lab, grew up the son of an outdoorsman, and the grandson of a half-Cherokee grandmother. Stories of nature - listening to nature, and readings its signs - filled his childhood. “I can see the bottom of the leaves on the trees,” Conley said, re-enacting the first time he heard this lesson from his father. “That means the pressure is changing and it’s probably going to storm.”

    Born in Newport News and raised in Hampton, Virginia, Conley grew up fishing and hunting alongside his dad, who worked for the shipyard. Immersed in nature, Conley became fascinated with biology early on. He was always drawn to “the interactions of things in nature and animals,” Conley said. “I’ve always had a close connection to them.” After high school, Conley studied environmental science at the University of North Carolina - Wilmington, where he met his wife, also an environmental consultant, and spent 14 years of life there becoming a subject matter expert. In March 2010, he discovered a position at Jefferson Lab that would allow him to move back to his hometown and work within his interests.

    Environmental stewardship at its best

    Conley’s days are busy with various types of missions. After a cup of tea, he is off tackling his to-do lists which range from crafting reports to the Commonwealth, proper waste disposal, contaminant assessments, Erosion & sediment control inspections, and pollution prevention monitoring. His job also includes educating the scientists and staff at Jefferson Lab on environmental-friendly best management practices.

    Guided by regulations set by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ), Environmental Protection Agency, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Conley’s job is to lessen the footprint, or environmental impact of Jefferson Laboratory operations, by working with the scientists and staff to characterize or profile waste, ensure proper disposal, and report the technical approaches and processes to the State. "There is world-class research going on here,” Conley explained. “Any given day you can be in the room with genius physicists and that’s just amazing.”

    But Conley’s job is to guarantee the research they are doing, which can sometimes produce contamination materials, is not harming the environment. After reviewing drawings and project specifics, Conley confirms everything that will be generated is disposed of safely and per regulations so that the research may continue without environmental repercussions. “We have to do our due diligence,” Conley said, mentioning that Jefferson Lab is responsible for its waste stream from the cradle to the grave. “We check all of the boxes to make sure it’s not going to impact the environment.” Those boxes include monitoring the environment around Jefferson Lab. Testing the ground water and soil, quarterly, bi-annually or annually. These are checkpoints, a way of listening to the environment around the lab and monitoring how it’s reacting to any activity done by the lab.

    “We have to treat our staff here like we’re our own small town,” Conley said. “We teach about management practices, and finding environmentally-friendly alternatives.” Conley’s hopes for the lab are to become even more self-sustaining, continue in-depth and impactful education, and reducing the lab’s footprint.  “Once you know, you can’t ignore it,” Conley said, talking of improper disposal of environmental contaminants or behaviors that lead to harming the environment. 

    Life at home & The Green Team

    Husband to Amy, and father to a young son and daughter, Scotty and Jasmine - who think their dad’s job is to “keep the water clean” - Conley enjoys sharing time with them. The family attends Brazilian jiu-jitsu classes together, around three times a week. Conley also enjoys surfing, a hobby he’s pursued since he was 12. “There is nothing more humbling than the ocean,” Conley commented.

    Conley said he’s always aimed for a fulfilling life, one full of nature, faith, a solid career, and seeing his family prosper. A fan of music, ranging from reggae to blues and gospel, he is thankful for a job that intermingles work with his passions. A direct example of this intermingling is The Green Team, which happens to be the name of the Jefferson Lab Environmental Management Team, a name proposed by Conley, voted on, and accepted by the team. But it also happens to be the name of his college band where he played the drums. “The team doesn’t know that,” Conley said, laughing and making a note to tell them about his environmentally-friendly band days.

    Conley’s life is full of protecting the environment by day, and enjoying activities with family during time off. A dream he once wished for while spending time with his dad on the water’s edge. “This job has helped me prosper: to do the things I like to do and watch my family prosper too,” Conley said. “I just want to keep making this lab a better place.”

    As an environmental engineer, Conley helps the lab with pollution prevention and environmental regulatory compliance. First, the generator of a waste has to be able to explain what the waste is made of. If the waste or any part of it is identified as hazardous then a hazardous waste technician has to safely collect and store the waste. After scheduling a pickup with the waste management vendor, the waste is carefully transported to be neutralized or disposed of.  Jefferson Lab’s Environmental Protection Program is outlined in the 8000 chapters of the ES&H Manual.


    Every year the lab produces a Site Environmental Report; they are archived at:


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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.

  • 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"

  • 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"

  • 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.”

  • 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.”

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 or call (757) 269-7598 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.