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Find a career, partner with us or apply to use our tools and facilities. As a DOE Office of Science national laboratory run by Stanford University, SLAC offers unique collaborations and opportunities to innovate. We seek out and engage people with a wide variety of experiences, ideas, skills and backgrounds.

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At SLAC we make a real and positive impact on the world – and we welcome all to join us in this exciting pursuit.” 

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Find a career at SLAC and be a part of our exciting mission carried out in a partnership with Stanford University and the DOE Office of Science, the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States. SLAC employees are also Stanford University employees, a workforce of 13,000 talented and dedicated people that each play a vital role in shaping our future leaders, supporting groundbreaking research and resolving some of the world’s greatest challenges.

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Audience members during a plenary sessions at the 2017 SSRL/LCLS Users’ Meeting.
Audience members during a plenary sessions at the 2017 SSRL/LCLS Users’ Meeting.  (Dawn Harmer/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)

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We work with companies to help spread the benefits of basic research out into society. Partnering with SLAC gives companies access to our world-class experimental facilities, expert scientists and patented technologies. We continuously strengthen our ties with industrial partners, Stanford, Silicon Valley and other government agencies that come to us with problems requiring the unique combination of facilities and expertise that only SLAC can provide.   

SLAC is a place to thrive intellectually, to meet smart and motivated people and to participate in making the world a better place.”

Mohamed Othman Associate Staff Scientist, Technology Innovation Directorate

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SLAC is dedicated to the highest standards of service and conduct and continuous improvement of our operations. Our goal is to foster a valued and professional partnership with scientific users of our facilities and suppliers helping us in our mission of discovery and innovation.

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The Laser Science and Technology (LST) division of the LCLS provides operational support for laser systems used in the LCLS photoinjector and experimental end stations.  (Dawn Marie Harmer/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)
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It is empowering to see how much we are able to accomplish when we think big and join forces to serve a greater purpose.”

Chereace Marcellin Outreach specialist, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Office