Naval Research Laboratory (Washington, DC)

Naval Research Laboratory

Program Dates: June 18, 2018 - August 10, 2018

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.

For information:

Natalie Haman  natalie.haman@nrl.navy.mil  202-767-8324

Shatisha Parker shatisha.parker@nrl.navy.mil  202-767-6736