Naval Research Laboratory (Washington, DC)
Program Dates: TBD
Only U.S. citizens will be considered for positions at this lab. In addition, please note NRL is a secure facility and therefore is unauthorized to hire dual citizens.
As corporate research laboratory of the Navy, the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) conducts a broadly based multidisciplinary program of scientific research in advanced technological development, techniques, systems, and related operational procedures.
NRL is one of the largest scientific institutions within the US government. Established in 1923, NRL still occupies its original site on the Potomac River in Washington DC. Additional facilities are located at Stennis Space Center, MS; Monterey, CA; and other support facilities and field-experiment sites throughout Maryland and Virginia.
Current research interests focus on such areas as computer science, artificial intelligence, plasma physics, acoustics, radar, fluid dynamics, chemistry, materials science, optical sciences, condensed matter and radiation sciences, electronics science, environmental sciences, marine geosciences, remote sensing, oceanography, marine meteorology, space technology, and space sciences.
Facilities include a number of high performance TeraFLOP Supercomputers; a high-power gyrotron laboratory; a large-aperture, high-resolution towed thermistor chain; a 4-TW accelerator; a 3-MV tandem Van de Graaff; versatile facilities for high-magnetic-field and cryogenics research; light-gas guns for studying hypervelocity impact; a 300-m3 pressurizable chamber for combustion studies; extensive facilities for studying mechanical properties of materials; a variety of gas and solid-state lasers; one of the world's largest anechoic chambers; a micro-electronics facility, molecular beam epitaxy facilities; a combined wave and wind channel; a physical acoustic center; deep ocean and shallow water instrumentation; oceanographic equipment for optical measurements; geophysical/acoustic deep-towed measurement system; a new magnetic observatory; aircraft-mounted multispectral scanner; electromagnetic sensor system; and experimental satellite development and test facilities.
NRL has a continuing need for scientists and engineers in many fields of research.
- Space Science: X-ray, astronomy, UV measurements, gamma and cosmic ray astrophysics, solar physics, solar terrestrial relationships, atmospheric physics, and ionospheric effects.
- Plasma Physics: X-ray, radio and IR astronomy, UV measurements, gamma and cosmic ray astrophysics, solar physics, solar terrestrial relationships, atmospheric physics, and ionospheric effects.
- Acoustics: Acoustic signal processing, shallow water acoustics, physical structural acoustics, acoustic media characterization, acoustic simulation and inversion, acoustic scattering and reverberation.
- Radar: Radar analysis and techniques, target characteristics, identification systems, electromagnetics, search and airborne radar, and systems control and research.
- Tactical Engineering: Offboard countermeasures, EW support measures, airborne and ships EW systems, and advanced techniques.
- Computational Physics and Fluid Dynamics: Fluid dynamic flows, combustion dynamics, ionospheric/atmospheric dynamics and chemistry, and advanced numerical techniques.
- Structure of Matter: Advanced diffraction analyses, macromolecules, and glassy, fibrous and crystalline structures.
- Chemistry: Chemical diagnostics, polymeric materials, inorganic and electrochemistry, surface chemistry, combustion and fuels, and bioengineering.
- Material Science and Technology: Chemical diagnostics, polymeric materials, inorganic and electrochemistry, surface chemistry, combustion and fuels, and bioengineering.
- Optical Sciences: Optical probes and techniques, applied optics, laser physics, and electro-optical technology.
- Condensed Matter and Radiation Sciences: Radiation survivability, interaction with matter, physics of metals and condensed matter, and materials modification and analysis.
- Electronics Technology: Solid state devices, surface physics, electronic materials, microwave and millimeter wave technology, and semiconductors.
- Information Technology: Artificial intelligence, communication systems engineering, transmission technology, integrated warfare technology, and computer science and systems.
- Space Systems and Technology: Terrestrial, mechanical, digital, RF, and optical systems, electrical systems and spacecraft integration, systems engineering and analysis, and space sensing applications.
- Remote Sensing: Atmospheric spectroscopy, electromagnetic emission and scattering, hyperspectral imaging, lidar imaging and spectroscopy, optical interferometry, passive microwave radiometry, radar and synthetic aperture radar, radiative transfer, radio and infrared astronomy, retrieval techniques.
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