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Engineering Staff Scientist III
Job ID #: 12373 Location: Newport News, VA
Functional Area: Science Division: Exp Nuclear Physics
Position Type: Regular Education Required: Doctorate (Academic)
Experience Required: 10+ years Relocation Provided: Yes

Please note that all JSA/Jefferson Lab employees are required to be vaccinated against
COVID-19. All successful hires will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination
verification as a condition of employment, subject to limited legally recognized
exemptions to COVID-19 vaccination.

SALARY RANGE:  $105,200 - $166,200 (SE III)  

Engineering physicist with project management interest to take over MOLLER Spectrometer CAM role. The Spectrometer CAM is responsible for overseeing the single largest WBS element for MOLLER that includes the toroidal magnets, beampipes and acceptance-defining collimators. 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. Such a person will be invaluable for other projects such as SoLID and EIC.

Education and Experience

PhD in particle physics, Post Doc + 10 years of exprerience

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 extperiments, or equivalent.

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

• 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.

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