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SRF Staff Scientist
Job ID #: 12290 Location: Newport News, VA
Functional Area: Science Division: Accelerator Ops, R & D
Position Type: Regular Education Required: Doctorate (Professional)
Experience Required: 2+ years Relocation Provided: Yes




POSITION POSTED:  JULY 16, 2021
SALARY RANGE:  $71,400 - $112,800 (SS I)

Jefferson Lab has an opening for an entry-level accelerator scientist staff position to join The JLab Partner Project for the Electron Ion Collider (EIC) project at Brookhaven National Lab (BNL). The incumbent will use CST, ANSYS, ELEGANT, GPT simulation codes to design and construct the Superconducting and Normal Conducting Radio Frequency (SCRF/NCRF) cavities for the projects. The incumbent is responsible for the commissioning and beam test of the Harmonic Kicker cavity prototyped for the previous JLEIC project, now a demonstration for the Rapid Cycling Synchrotron (RCS) injection application for the EIC. He/she will also participate in the beam dynamic analysis for future Low Energy Recirculation Facility (LERF) facility and light source option with Energy Recovery Linac (ERL). The candidate should have previous experience of RF or microwave structure simulation and design. Experience with microwave measurement methods as applied to cavities and components is desirable. Ideally, the candidate should also have experimental background in SRF or the beam based R&D experiments similar to those carried out at JLab’s test and accelerator facilities. With his/her simulation and prototype results, he/she will also help to design and prototype new cavities and components for those projects including CEBAF’s future upgrade, light sources, electron, proton and ion accelerators development for industrial and medical applications.

In the intermediate term, the incumbent will continue to be involved in EIC activities, and serve as a point of contact for the Harmonic Kicker design, prototype and fabrication for the RCS injection application for the EIC at BNL.

It is expected that the incumbent will work independently with minimum supervision and interact closely with other members of SRF and CASA and external collaborators in a team working environment like EIC and WFO projects.



Ph.D. degree in either accelerator physics and SRF/NCRF technologies or a closely related discipline. A minimum of a 2-year postdoctoral experience in a directly related area is highly desired.

Demonstrated knowledge of general accelerator physics including particle beam dynamic and RF-beam interaction and the SRF/NCRF technology experiences are plus. Demonstrated track record of publication in advanced research is required

Prior knowledge in any of the following subjects is not required but strongly preferred: recirculating or energy-recovery linacs, storage rings, booster rings, rapid-cycling synchrotrons, colliders, Fee Electron Laser and optical oscillator based light source, Compton Scatter light source and beam cooling.

The incumbent should be fluent in computer simulation, preferably using CST, ANSYS and ELEGANT and GPT. Direct experience with other accelerator software package and working knowledge of SRF technology is preferred.



• Ability to comprehend, formulate, and communicate highly abstract concepts
• Ability to express or exchange complex ideas by means of spoken and written communication
• Ability to analyze and interpret complex data and develop models



• Ability to traverse across various locations on the laboratory site and access work areas
• Ability to lift up to 10 pounds frequently and 25 pounds occasionally
• Ability to stoop, bend over and climb ladders
• Ability to work on a computer for extended periods
• Visual capabilities sufficient to use computer workstations, read documents, and see safety alarms
• Auditory capabilities to hear safety alarms

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@jlab.org or 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.

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