Laboratory Appointments & Promotions

CRO Office Contacts

JoAnne Hewett
Chief Research Officer

Maria Herraez

Important Dates

Panofsky Fellowship Application Deadline:
November 30, 2018

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 (PDF). 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 (PDF). 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 (PDF). Identifies the key characteristics of each level in the Staff Scientist Career Path.

Directorate Appointment and Promotion Committee (DAPC) Chairs:

John Seeman (AD)
Ph: 650-926-3566

Rafe Schindler (PPA)
Ph: 650-926-3450

Ingolf Lindau (PS, LCLS, SSRL)
Ph: 650-926-3456

Laboratory Appointment and Promotion Committee (LAPC) Chair:

Ingolf Lindau
Ph: 650-926-3456

Information Contact:

JoAnne Hewett
Ph: 650-926-4424