Diversity & Inclusion


At SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, we believe in the transformative power of diversity.  By hiring and developing people with a diverse set of skills, experiences and backgrounds, we increase the collective intelligence of our lab.  Diversity is a critical factor in building the culture and capabilities needed to realize our scientific mission and our potential as individuals.

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is principally an institution of scientific research. We are leaders in exploring frontier questions of science that enable discovery in our chosen fields. We conceive, develop, build and operate pioneering facilities serving an international user community. SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace.

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Diversity at SLAC

Since the founding of the Laboratory in 1962, diversity of thought has enabled our Laboratory to uncover new perspectives that generate innovative ideas, suggestions and methods.  Diversity at SLAC focuses on a set of qualities broader than race and gender. We define diversity as including but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Valuing diversity means creating a workplace that respects and includes differences, recognizing the unique contributions that individuals can make, and creating a work environment that maximizes the potential of all employees. SLAC actively mitigates biases throughout our staffing, performance and talent planning processes, sponsors employee groups for women, ethnic minorities, LGBT and Veterans and provides advancement opportunities through personalized development plans and support.

SLAC's Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Plan Overview

Join us!  We appreciate your interest in SLAC and are committed to cultivating an environment where employees feel respected and are encouraged to bring and be their very best...everyday.

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