Jefferson Lab

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POSITION POSTED: November 9, 2022
SALARY RANGE: $59,500 - $89,300 (PD)

The Jefferson Lab Theory Center is seeking to hire a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position to start as soon as possible. The successful candidate will join the LDRD research program of Dr. Nobuo Sato (PI) and Dr. Wally Melnitchouk (co-PI) on GPD phenomenology, with a particular focus on developing exclusive observables that can be measured at Jefferson Lab/ The R&D will complement existing efforts in hadron structure studies for the JLab 12 GeV program and the future EIC.

In This Role You Will:

  • Contribute to the deliverables of the LDRD project.
  • Actively participate in discussions with the members of the project and communicate progress towards the milestones on a regular basis
  • Disseminate the work in the form of research publications and conferences

Applicants must upload (1) your CV, (2) three letters of recommendations, (3) research interest, and (4) a publication list through the Academic Jobs Online post at The applicant must also apply to Jefferson Lab’s online application tracking system for Postdoctoral Research Positions at The deadline for applications is November 18, 2022, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Qualifications We Require:


Relevant PhD degree from an accredited university

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Ability to communicate clearly in writing (e.g. email, memos, explanations, drawings) and explain work to his/her supervisor and others in the group

Interacts well with work group

Ability to represent work associated with specific projects at professional meetings.

JSA will not sponsor H1B visas for this position.

About Jefferson Lab Join a community with a common purpose of solving the most challenging scientific and engineering problems of our time. The Jefferson Lab campus is located in southeastern Virginia amidst a vibrant and growing technology community.

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.

Total Rewards at Jefferson Lab

At Jefferson Lab, we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time-off and Leave Programs (Paid Parental, vacation, holidays, and sick leave)
  • 401(k) Plan – 9% Lab Contribution; 100% vested
  • Flexible Work Arrangements (Remote & Alternate Work Schedules available)
  • Tuition Assistance, Training and Professional Development Programs
  • Live near the waterways of the Chesapeake Bay region with access to nearby beaches, mountains, and all major metropolitan centers on the East Coast

Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (JSA) manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). JSA is an Equal Opportunity 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. As part of the JSA’s equal employment opportunity policy, we also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.

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Employment with JSA is conditional upon DOE approval if at any time during your employment you are participating in a Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Program or Affiliated activity. Generally, such programs/activities include any foreign-state-sponsored attempt to acquire U.S.-funded scientific research through programs run or funded by the government that target scientists, engineers, students, academics, researchers, and entrepreneurs of all nationalities working or educated in the United States. This includes positions or appointments, both domestic and foreign, titled academic, professional, or institutional appointments whether or not remuneration is received and whether full-time, part-time or voluntary.