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Independent Research Driven by a Culture of Community

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.

Innovation Opportunities of a Lifetime

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:

  • Independent Research and Development Program (IRAD)
  • Johns Hopkins Sabbatical Fellow and Professorship Program
  • Teaching opportunities with the JHU Whiting School of Engineering
Portrait of Morgana
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.”
—Morgana
Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering

Recruiting Events


SEPT 2, 2020

Virtual

SEPT 4–6, 2020

Virtual

SEPT 8, 2020

Virtual

SEPT 9, 2020

Virtual

SEPT 10, 2020

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SEPT 10, 2020

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SEPT 11 & 12, 2020

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SEPT 13, 2020

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University of Michigan Grad Career Fair Reception

SEPT 14, 2020

Virtual

SEPT 14, 2020

Virtual

SEPT 15, 2020

Virtual

SEPT 15, 2020

Virtual

SEPT 15, 2020

Virtual

SEPT 16, 2020

Virtual

SEPT 16, 2020

Virtual

SEPT 17, 2020

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SEPT 18, 2020

Virtual

SEPT 21, 2020

Virtual

SEPT 21, 2020

Virtual

SEPT 24, 2020

Virtual

SEPT 25, 2020

Virtual

OCT 1, 2020

Virtual

OCT 1, 2020

Virtual

OCT 2, 2020

Virtual

OCT 2, 2020

Virtual

OCT 5, 2020

Virtual

OCT 7, 2020

Virtual

OCT 8, 2020

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Rochester Institute of Technology National Labs Career Week Information Session

OCT 14, 2020

Virtual

OCT 14–19, 2020

Virtual

OCT 15, 2020

Virtual

OCT 29, 2020

Virtual

OCT 30, 2020

Virtual

NOV 3, 2020

Virtual

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JHU RISE Information Session

NOV 4, 2020

Virtual

NOV 12–15, 2020

Virtual

JAN 28, 2021

Virtual

JAN 28, 2021

Virtual

FEB 4, 2021

Virtual

FEB 11, 2021

Virtual

FEB 11, 2021

Virtual

FEB 15, 2021

Virtual

FEB 18, 2021

Virtual

MAR 2, 2021

Virtual

MAR 3 & 4, 2021

Virtual

MAR 5, 2021

Virtual

MAR 15–16, 2021

Virtual

MAR 19, 2021

Virtual

MAR 29, 2021

Virtual

MAR 31, 2021

Virtual

APR 5–9, 2021

Virtual

APR 7, 2021

Virtual


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