Jefferson Lab

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Posting Date: 05/19/22
Salary Range: $$59,500 - $89,300 (PD)
Work Location Type: Remote (working less than 60% on-site)
Additional Information: This is a two-year term position. JSA will not sponsor H1B visas for this position

Come join our team at Jefferson Lab, where great minds matter.

What your job will be like:

Does the idea of taking on a leading role in optics and beam dynamics simulation efforts excite you? Jefferson Lab is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to join our Center for Advanced Study of Accelerators (CASA) in the Accelerator Physics group. This is a two-year term position that has a lot to offer, so we invite you to come make a difference at the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF).

In this role you will:

  • Lead efforts in the completion of Start-to-End (S2E) optics and beam dynamics simulations of the CEBAF design
  • Participate in error studies, beam loss and power depositions studies, and some diagnostics work
  • Provide guidance and leadership to a designated PhD student

Qualifications We Require:


  • A PhD in Accelerator Physics/Science, preferably with a background in beam dynamics simulations

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively communicate in writing (e.g., email, memos, drawings, publications, tech notes)
  • Ability to accurately explain and represent work on specific projects in conferences, workshops, and professional meetings
  • Ability to exhibit strong programming and coding skills
  • Ability to regularly document progress and codes to include familiarity with version control concepts

Qualifications We Desire:

  • A record of previous start-to-end simulations is desirable
  • Experience and/or desire in supervision and/or guidance of students is desirable

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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