Jefferson Lab

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POSITION POSTED: October 10, 2022

SALARY RANGE: $72,900 - $115,100 (Staff Scientist I)

WORK LOCATION TYPE: Hybrid (combination of on-site and remote work based on business needs)

What Your Job Will Be Like:

Jefferson Lab’s Experimental Nuclear Physics Halls A/C is looking for a Staff Scientist to assume a leading role in the construction and/or operation of multiple Hall subsystems to support an exciting and diverse physics program. Hall A is currently running the Super BigBite Spectrometer (SBS) suite of experiments, while preparing for the future MOLLER and SoLID projects. A vigorous scientific program is foreseen for Hall C using the HMS and SHMS spectrometers, as well as new equipment such as the new Neutral Particle Spectrometer. The physics program of the Halls includes studies of form factors, generalized and transverse momentum dependent parton distribution functions of the nucleon, detailed measurements of nucleon valence quark structure at large x, and studies of fundamental properties of atomic nuclei.

In this role you will...

  • Implement, support and maintain a system in Hall A/C such as the beamline or detectors, as examples.
  • Develop a scientific research program.
  • Present both your own and/or collaborative research through presentations at conferences and workshops, and through publications.
  • Actively engage in the Jefferson Lab scientific program.
  • Plan, coordinate, and/or complete moderate-scale projects.
  • Interact with lab-wide professional staff and the user community.

Please send three (3) letters of recommendation to Jennifer Finch (finch

The deadline to apply is November 15, 2022

Qualifications We Require:


  • Ph.D. in experimental nuclear or particle physics


  • Combined 2+ years as postdoctoral fellow and/or as a university research associate in nuclear or a related particle physics environment

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to make an independent scientific or technical contribution.
  • Strong communication skills for interacting with a large and diverse international user community.
    • Demonstrated expertise in at least one research area of current interest in nuclear physics

    Qualifications We Desire:

    • Demonstrated the ability to conceive original experiments with electromagnetic probes.