Jefferson Lab

As a matter of corporate policy, all JSA employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. All successful hires will be required to provide COVID-19 vaccination verification as a condition of employment, subject to limited legally recognized exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccination.

Posting Date: 08/19/2022

Salary Range: $53,300 - $79,900 (SA I)

Work Location Type: Flexible On-site (working more than 60% on-site)

What your job will be like:

Jefferson Lab's Computational Science and Technology (CST) division is seeking a Scientific and Technical Information Program Support (STIP) specialist to develop processes that will manage scientific datasets and software according to the requirements of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI).
If you enjoy being knee-deep in scientific research, datasets and workflows, this is the position for you - so come and join our team!

In this role you will:

  • Work with scientists and programmers to determine methods of acquiring and publishing datasets and research software code.
  • Develop processes for delivery of datasets and code to OSTI.
  • Work closely with OSTI to continuously improve processes.
  • Participate in OSTI’s monthly DOE Data ID calls.
  • Promote the use of ORCID to the lab’s research community for increased participation.
  • Follow up with authors to acquire accepted manuscripts to submit to OSTI.
  • Record internal tech notes in tech note database.
  • Manage tech note file formats, add tech notes to DocuShare repository.
  • As needed, assist with other support activities of the Information Resources Group to include but not limited to physical records handling ( lifting boxes, inventorying contents, recording records in database, preparing pallets for off-site storage).

Qualifications We Require:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Physics or Information/Library Science or closely related STEM field*


  • 2 years of experience in research data management, policies, and processes*

*Or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • General understanding of scientific research processes.
  • Understanding of methods of data collection, data set creation, and experimental software development.
  • Knowledge of code repositories such as github and data repositories such as figshare.
  • Understanding the purposes of persistent identifiers
  • Ability to work with programmers to accurately convey desired outcomes of systems in development.
  • General ability to understand discussions of various methods of programming
  • General knowledge of processes related to publishing research papers in journals
  • Familiarity with document management and web publishing platforms.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access, Powerpoint, etc.) and Microsoft 365 (especially SharePoint and Outlook).
  • Ability to climb ladders and lift and shelve boxes weighing up to 45 pounds.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret complex data and systems.

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 (vacation, holidays, sick leave)
  • 401(k) Plan – 9% Lab Contribution; 100% vested
  • Flexible Work Arrangements (Hybrid & 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.

JSA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities (unless doing so will result in an undue hardship). If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to employment @ call (757) 269-7598 to provide the nature of your request. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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.