Diverse people. Diverse jobs. Diverse science.

Fermilab is America's particle physics and accelerator laboratory.

Who we are

We are strategic risk takers, innovators and collaborators. We are engineers, scientists, technicians, administrative professionals. We are 1,800 employees advancing knowledge for the benefit of humankind. Fermilab has been at the forefront of particle physics for more than 50 years. We build world-leading accelerators and detectors to conduct some of the most advanced particle physics experiments possible. We collect and analyze the data from those experiments with some of the most powerful computers in the world. We conduct this research on a 6,800-acre prairie 35 miles outside Chicago, a treasure that has been designated a National Environmental Research Park.

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Why work here?

Research at the forefront

Particle physics and astrophysics

Innovative technology

Particle acceleration and detection

Diverse workforce

Inclusive and diverse for science

Work-life integration

Encourage balance


Medical, dental, retirement, flextime

Greater good

Knowledge transforming society

What we do

At Fermilab, we drive discovery by building and operating world-leading accelerator and detector facilities, performing pioneering research with national and global partners and developing new technologies for science that transforms society. Want to join in the exploration? Find your role.

From our employees

Aleksandra Ćiprijanović
Aleksandra Ćiprijanović
Arden Warner
Arden Warner
Accelerator physicist
Roshanda Spillers
Roshanda Spillers
Accelerator electronics technician
Miguelangel Marchan
Miguelangel Marchan
Electrical engineer

At Fermilab, employees from a wide variety of occupations and disciplines support the quest to learn the universe’s deep secrets.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer and believes a diverse and inclusive environment based on mutual respect is critical to our mission. Fermilab is committed to recruiting and developing the most hardworking people and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, country of birth, geography/postal code, disability, marital status, parental or gestational status, or other non-merit factor. 

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