Laboratory Appointments & Promotions
Laboratory Appointments and Promotions for Staff Scientists
Staff scientists conduct research, develop theories, and devise methods to apply scientific principles, theories and research in projects related to the overall mission of SLAC. Research projects include synchrotron radiation and X-ray FEL research, materials science, accelerator science, chemistry, life sciences, laser research, particle physics and particle astrophysics. These are career appointments of individuals intended to be central to defining and pursuing the forefront scientific mission of the laboratory.
- Staff Scientist Career Path. Describes the five levels of Staff Scientist with brief descriptions of additional research appointments (project scientist, research associate, postdoctoral scholar, graduate student).
- Staff Scientist Appointment and Promotion Process. Describes the appointments and promotions process with requisite qualifications and parameters.
Before the requisition for a new staff scientist hire begins, a long-term career path within the sponsoring SLAC scientific Directorate should be identified.
Promotions follow the usual SLAC-wide procedures for reclassification of continuing staff, which is staffed by HR Compensation. At least 6 months prior to the end of the Associate Staff Scientist’s 5-year term limit, the employee’s supervisor will submit a promotion file to the DAPC for consideration. Other level reviews can occur as appropriate.
- Staff Scientist Matrix. Identifies the key characteristics of each level in the Staff Scientist Career Path.
Laboratory Appointments and Promotions for Staff Engineers
The Engineering Track uses standard level descriptions to:
- Provide employees greater insight for career planning and development
- Provide consistent level descriptions to facilitate movement across organizations
- Create a more visible connection between expertise and accomplishment with market pay and salary decision making
- Engineer Track Fact Sheet - What you need to know about the career track and answers to frequently asked questions
- Level Descriptions - Provide a representative sampling of responsibilities that progressively increase in complexity, scope, impact, knowledge and experience – they are not all inclusive. Levels should be a fit for the majority (70%-80%) of work performed by an employee.
- Appointment and Promotion Committee Governance - Describes the role of the committees in appointment and promotion reviews and the appointment and promotion process
- 2018-2019 Engineer Track Salary Ranges
Directorate Appointment and Promotion Committee (DAPC) Chairs:
John Seeman (AD)
Michael Peskin (FPD)
Ingolf Lindau (ESD, LCLS, SSRL)
Aaron Tremaine (TID)
Laboratory Appointment and Promotion Committee (LAPC) Chair: