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Engineering Staff Scientist
Job ID #: 12446 Location: Newport News, VA
Functional Area: Science Division: Exp Nuclear Physics
Position Type: Regular Education Required: Doctorate (Professional)
Experience Required: 5+ years Relocation Provided: No

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.

Position Posted:  April 19, 2022
Salary Range:  $83,300 - $131,700 (SS II)


What your job will be like:

You will work directly with the MOLLER project as the Installation Control Account Manager (CAM). As the Installation CAM, you will be responsible for planning and executing the final assembly and installation of the equipment in one of four experimental nuclear physics halls, Hall A. Responsibilities will also include working within the JLab Radiation Detector & Imaging Group, which supports the experimental nuclear physics program by acting as detector specialists for staff and Users. This group stays abreast of new detector technologies through technology development and experimentation, and stays active in the development of application specific detectors for nuclear physics research and other practical applications. Information about MOLLER can be found here:

In this role you will…

  • Work closely with Hall A engineering and technical staff, the Engineering and Facilities divisions, as well as academic research groups and other national laboratories.
  • Plan, execute and install equipment in Hall A
  • Research new detector technologies to be developed and tested through experimentation

Qualifications We Require:


  • Ph.D. in Engineering or Physics (Physics, Nuclear Physics, High Energy Physics, Particle Physics)


  • Minimum of five years’ experience
  • Experience in detector development for nuclear or particle physics experiments
  • Experience in the assembly and commissioning of mid-sized to large experimental physics experiments

Qualifications We Desire:


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

• 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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