Laboratory Appointments & Promotions

CRO Office Contacts

JoAnne Hewett
Chief Research Officer

Charlotte Chang

Maria Herraez

Important Dates

Panofsky Fellowship Application

Deadline: November 15, 2019


LDRD Important Dates:

  • LDRD Open House
    February 28, 2019
  • FY20 proposal submission deadline
    April 12, 2019
  • LDRD internal review
    May 16, 2019

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

Engineering Resources


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:

Ingolf Lindau

Information Contact:

JoAnne Hewett

Charlotte Chang