As a university affiliated research center, or UARC, APL is a not-for-profit, independent research organization that provides unique career opportunities. When you join us, you become part of a community of experts that supports cutting-edge national security and scientific solutions for the U.S. government. Your unique perspective as a doctoral-level scientist or engineer is vital to our ability to deliver critical contributions to our sponsors. To learn more about our UARC status, please visit the About section of the APL website.
We foster a culture of innovation and lifelong learning that supports the exploration of your academic interests and creative ideas. From pursuing new ideas and concepts to teaching STEM classes and courses, we provide a variety of avenues for you to collaborate with subject-matter experts, develop your work, and solve critical challenges for our nation. Some of our collaboration and research opportunities include:
“ I am continually surprised by the breadth of expertise that can be found around the Lab. It seems that no matter what expertise is needed when writing a proposal or building a project team, it can almost always be found somewhere.”