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Join our creative, diverse and united workforce of nearly 1,700 employees, including:
Scientists, engineers and technicians;
IT, finance, facilities and infrastructure experts;
Project managers and safety and security professionals;
Administrative, human resources and public relations specialists
and many others, all working together toward our common goal of achieving scientific excellence while maintaining a respectful workplace.
Become a part of a community making fundamental discoveries and solving real-world problems through science and innovation at our multi-program lab. As a DOE Office of Science laboratory run by Stanford University, SLAC builds and maintains some of the largest and most complex scientific instruments in the world. Researchers here and around the globe use these machines to push the boundaries of knowledge in materials and energy sciences, chemistry, biology, environmental science, engineering, particle physics, astrophysics and more.
Engineers at SLAC are crucial to the innovation and maintenance of lab infrastructure and instruments. They contribute to the development of large-scale projects, such as the LSST Camera – the world’s largest digital camera for ground-based astronomy – and the billion-dollar LCLS-II X-ray laser upgrade. They design detectors and software solutions to study mysteries big and small, from the origins of the universe to the intricate motions of electrons in materials.
Join our core operations team
Make an impact with a SLAC career in finance, information technology, communications, facilities & operations, environmental safety and health or human resources, all supporting our visionary science and technology mission.
SLAC staff live by our shared values of excellence, integrity, collaboration, respect and creativity.
A day in the life
A behind-the-scenes look at some of the interesting (and surprising) people, jobs and places at the lab. Learn more about what our people do, where they do it, how they got here and what they love about their work.
SLAC offers a variety of internship and mentorship opportunities to help you explore your career interests and succeed in your chosen field. Our internship programs are designed to provide you with stimulating, real-world research experiences.
Perspectives and ideas
We believe in the transformative power of diversity and that great science requires great people with open minds. SLAC unites and empowers all people to realize their potential as unique individuals and groups, accelerating scientific innovation together.
Employees from across the lab join together to raise awareness, build community and foster an inclusive culture through Employee Resource Groups (ERGs).
Find resources for development opportunities with the military skills translator. SLAC is committed to celebrating military culture through our Military Community Employee Resource Group, providing education and resources, development opportunities and support to our internal and external military communities.