Jefferson Lab

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SALARY RANGE: $126,400 - $199,800 (SSE)

JLab is seeking a staff scientists with project management interest to fill Control Account Manager (CAM) positions on the MOLLER project. Information about MOLLER can be found here: The project has three positions available: 1) the Spectrometer CAM is responsible for overseeing the single largest WBS element for MOLLER that includes the toroidal magnets, beampipes and acceptance-defining collimators; 2) the Infrastructure CAM is responsible for all of the modifications to the Hall A infrastructure including the incoming beam line, shielding, utilities and cryogenics feed to the target; and 3) the Installation CAM will be responsible for planning and executing the final assembly and installation of the equipment in Hall A.

Defining the acceptance of the spectrometer system is one of the most critical and complex elements of the MOLLER apparatus that sits squarely at the interface of physics and engineering. A physicist with strong engineering skills is highly desirable to interface both with the engineers in the Magnet Group (and in User Groups) designing the systems as well as the physicists who are responsible for the optics and shielding simulations. An exceptional “engineering physicist” who can sit at this critical interface and manage a large scope of technical work and procurements is the ideal candidate for this role. A Ph.D. in particle physics or related technical field, and 15 years of experience is required.

For the Infrastructure CAM role, the candidate will work closely with the Hall A engineering and technical staff as well as engineering division and facilities. A candidate will have experience in electron beam instrumentation including precision polarization measurements is highly desirable. A P. D. in particle physics or accelerator physics, or equivalent experience in accelerator science and 5+ years of experience is required, or 3+ years of experience if the candidate has prior experience as a CAM, L2 or L3 manager on a DOE O413.3B project.

For the Installation CAM role, the candidate will work closely with the Hall A engineering and technical staff as well as engineering division and facilities. Demonstrated experience in the assembly and commissioning of mid-sized to large experimental physics experiments is required. A Masters and 7+ years of experience or a P. D. and 5+ years of experience is required. Experience if the candidate has prior experience as a CAM, L2 or L3 manager on a DOE O413.3B project is desirable.

In addition to participation on MOLLER, candidates will have the opportunity to take participate in the ongoing JLab physics program and take on roles in other future efforts including SoLID ( and EIC (

Qualifications we require:

SSE - BS in particle physics, Post Doc and,

15 years of experience or a equivalent combination of education and experience

Experience managing projects or elements of projects, preferably within the DOE complex.

Demonstrated experience in detector development and/or magnet design for nuclear or particle physics experiments, or equivalent.

Qualifications we desire:

PhD in particle physics, Post Doc

Please send at least 2 reference letters and a cover letter to Sadie Cherry (cherry @

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, 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.

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