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2019 JSA/JLab Grunder Fellowship in Accelerator Science
Job ID #: 12091 Location: Newport News, VA
Functional Area: Science Division: Accelerator Ops, R & D
Position Type: Term Education Required: Doctorate (Academic)
Experience Required: Less than 1 year Relocation Provided: Yes




THREE YEAR TERM POSITION
POSITION POSTED: OCTOBER 17, 2019
SALARY RANGE: $62,300 - $98,300 (SS I)

You ‘matter’ to us! Our diverse team at Jefferson Lab includes more than 700 people, including physicists, engineers, computer professionals, technicians and more. From probing the basic building blocks of matter to performing advanced computing and applied research, we are on the leading edge of science and technology. If you are looking for a great job in a unique place where your contributions truly matter, consider Jefferson Lab!

Jefferson Science Associates (JSA) and Jefferson Lab (JLab) invite applications for the newly established JSA/JLab Hermann Grunder Fellowship in Accelerator Science, which has been established in honor of Hermann Grunder, who served as the Lab’s Director from 1985 to 2000. The Fellowship award will be for a three-year period. The JSA Initiatives Fund will provide additional support annually up to $15,000 for travel and research support. The inaugural appointment of the Grunder Fellowship will be in the field of SRF science and technology. Candidates will submit, as part of their application, a proposed plan of research that aligns with an existing JLab SRF research program. The incumbent will exercise enhanced independence and freedom to focus on an agreed research agenda.

Job Summary: 

Exercising latitude in determining methods and approach, designs, develops, and tests SRF cavity systems and associated technologies for assigned research. Refines and implements scientific/technological research projects. Work requires the application of theoretical principles and creative/analytical techniques typically acquired in a recognized PhD physics course of study augmented by specialization in superconducting rf theory and experimental practices.  Applies scientific principles to the evaluation and solution of technical problems, projects requiring innovative, original analysis and solutions. Conducts research in the area of superconducting materials for best application to accelerators. Identifies and uses the most effective, cost efficient and best practices to execute processes; continually evaluates their effectiveness and appropriateness.  Develops theories for understanding, characterizing and organizing natural phenomena into a systematic and meaningful pattern for research into potential new levels of performance, products, or inventions.



    Education, Certifications and Experience:

  • Relevant physics PhD degree and relevant experimental experience with superconducting RF cavity systems.

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:  

  • Understanding of analog RF controls and measurements.
  • Working knowledge of superconductivity and basic low-temperature physics.
  • Familiar with UHV hardware and cleanroom techniques.
  • Familiar with computerized data acquisition system and instrumentation.
  • Able to compose and publish research work in peer-reviewed journals.

All applicants must upload (a) your CV through Jefferson Lab’s online application tracking system here or https://www.jlab.org/.  



  • Ability to perform complex and/or varied tasks
  • Ability to understand complex problems and to collaborate and explore and implement alternative solutions
  • Ability to analyze and interpret complex data  and systems and develop models
  • Capable of analytic and deductive reasoning



  • Ability to traverse various locations on the laboratory site and access work areas
  • Ability to stoop, bend over and climb ladders
  • Ability to lift up to 10 pounds frequently and 25 pounds occasionally
  • Ability to sit and work on a computer for extended periods
  • Visual capabilities to use computer workstations, read drawings and documents, make field observations, 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.


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. Generally, such programs 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, academics, researchers, and entrepreneurs of all nationalities working or educated in the United States.

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