Job Overview


About the Agency

The Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, providing more than 40 percent of total funding for this vital area of national importance. It oversees - and is the principal federal funding agency of - the Nation's research programs in high-energy physics, nuclear physics, and fusion energy sciences. The Office of Science manages fundamental research programs in basic energy sciences, biological and environmental sciences, and computational science. In addition, the Office of Science is the Federal Government's largest single funder of materials and chemical sciences, and it supports unique and vital parts of U.S. research in climate change, geophysics, genomics, life sciences, and science education. The Office of Science manages this research portfolio through six interdisciplinary program offices: Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Basic Energy Sciences, Biological and Environmental Research, Fusion Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics and Nuclear Physics. In addition, the Office of Science sponsors a range of science education initiatives through its Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists program.

The Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Nuclear Physics, Facilities and Project Management Division, is seeking a motivated and highly qualified individual to serve as a Physicist.


As a Physicist, you will:

  • Plan, coordinate, implement, and evaluate research programs and projects in the area of instrumentation in Nuclear Physics on a national and international level.
  • Determine focus and direction of the research instrumentation in the Nuclear Physics program.
  • Conceive, justify, plan, initiate, manage, and coordinate all aspects of a broad range of instrumentation in Nuclear Physics.
  • Prepare, justify, and support the portions of the budget relating to the Nuclear Physics instrumentation.
  • Manage and negotiate extensive collaboration with institutions, outside federal agencies and other program offices internal to DOE; provide advice to high level agency officials on overall policy and program direction.
  • Select and ascertain the qualifications and suitability of peer reviews for proposed new programs and ongoing programs in instrumentation.
  • Examine and ascertain pioneering research needs and opportunities of the research instrumentation program against scientific and technological advances of potential needs of DOE.

Relocation Authorized

  • No