Job postings


Operating a research facility nearly a mile underground requires personnel with a wide range of skills, ranging from technicians and administrative personnel to engineers and research scientists. Sanford Underground Research Facility is an equal opportunity employer that offers competitive compensation and benefits.

Sanford Underground Research Facility employs:

  • Infrastructure and facilities technicians, with a variety of construction and maintenance skills
  • Administrators working in finance, procurement, accounting, human resources and other areas
  • Environment, health and safety professionals
  • Engineers, including mining, mechanical and electrical engineers
  • Water treatment plant operators
  • Custodial workers, on the surface and underground
  • Communications personnel
  • Security personnel
  • Project managers
  • Hoist operators
  • Electricians
  • Scientists, including geologists, physicists and others

Open positions are listed below and to the right.

For information about the summer internship opportunities click on this link.

Radiation/Experiment Health and Safety Manager

Position open until filled
The Radiation/Experiment Health and Safety Manager provides leadership and technical expertise in the implementation and management of the Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) related to the planning, implementation, and operations of science experiments at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF). The Manager works closely with the SURF staff and science collaborations to ensure that ISMS, radiation safety, and sound environmental practices are a central focus for the planning and execution of all science activities to ensure the highest level of Environment, Safety and Health (ESH) compliance and performance. The Manager also assists in the development, planning and implementation of SURF’s Industrial Hygiene program. The Manager reports through the ESH Department and directly to the ESH Director.