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Hall C Post Doctoral Fellow
Job ID #: 12321 Location: Newport News, VA
Functional Area: Science Division: Exp Nuclear Physics
Position Type: Term Education Required: Doctorate (Academic)
Experience Required: Less than 1 year Relocation Provided: Yes

SALARY RANGE:  $58,300 - $87,500 (PD)

The Hall C postdoctoral fellow is expected to take an active role in the upcoming Hall C experimental program at Jefferson Lab, which includes: studies of nuclear medium effects observable in electron scattering including the EMC effect and short-range correlations, a measurement of the pion form factor, and probing the three-dimensional structure of the nucleon using semi-inclusive neutral meson production and deeply virtual Compton scattering.

The postdoctoral fellow will work alongside users and staff scientists, taking part in the running and analysis of these programs, potentially also supporting related science in Hall A. The Hall C postdoc is, additionally, encouraged to get involved in the longer term development of the novel neutral particle spectrometer or compact photon source.  It is expected that the Hall C postdoctoral fellow will interact with the Jefferson Lab user community in the development of new experimental equipment and ideas, in the analysis of data, and to help with publications.

The candidate must have successfully defended their doctoral dissertation in experimental nuclear or particle physics or high energy astrophysics by the date of hire and shall have obtained their PhD in the last six years. Experience working with particle detectors and analyzing data is essential, and a background in lepton-nucleus physics would be beneficial. The appointment will be made initially for two years and may be renewable for up to 3 years.

Applicants should apply on the Jefferson Lab jobs site ( and arrange to have at least two reference letters emailed to Sadie Cherry ( Applicants are encouraged to let Sadie know they have applied and who will be submitting the reference letters.

JSA will not sponsor H1B visas for this position

• 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 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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