Careers

The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) hires civilian, military and contractor employees for careers in a variety of occupations at ARL locations across the United States. ARL focuses its efforts on scientific discovery, innovation, and transition of technological developments in the areas of computational and information sciences; human sciences; materials research; sciences for lethality and protection; sciences for maneuver; assessment and analysis; and extramural basic research. From biologists to statisticians, ARL is looking for talented and dedicated employees.

Life at ARL
Opportunities. Diversity. Respect. ARL values who you are.
Benefits
ARL offers comprehensive benefits and extra perks.
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Locations

Join a highly talented and educated workforce spanning the United States with plans to expand globally.

Opportunities

ARL employs highly skilled scientists, engineers, and other technical staff, supported by a capable group of military, professional and administrative personnel, all with a clear commitment to making a difference for the Warfighter.

Scientists and engineers at ARL have access to multiple avenues of development in both their research and career goals. ARL fosters creativity in a wide range of scientific and engineering disciplines.

ARL has a special hiring authority for scientists and engineers. This Direct Hire Authority (DHA) permits hiring qualified candidates without applying traditional rating and ranking and veteran's preference procedures. ARL will use DHA to hire qualified candidates possessing an advanced degree (Master's or above) to scientific and engineering (S&E) positions; qualified S&E candidates possessing a Bachelor's degree; and qualified Veterans to STEM positions (for ARL, applies to positions in the DB and DE occupational families).

If you possess a degree associated with the any of the scientific or engineering research areas listed below and are interested in employment with ARL (U.S. citizens only), submit your resume/CV to apply2arl@arl.army.mil, word version preferred. Be sure to include the occupation and technical specialties for which you want to be considered. You will not be applying to a specific vacancy. As vacancies occur, hiring officials will review resumes submitted.

Talented Workforce

Biological Sciences Series 0400

Positions supervise, lead or perform research and development in biology, including biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, systems biology, microbiology, and physiology. This series is sometimes used to designate a position, which does not require a particular biological specialty, but requires general knowledge of the broad life science field with ability to manage personnel within it.

Physical Sciences Series 1300

Positions supervise, lead or perform research and development in the field of physical sciences, including chemistry, polymer science, physics, quantum mechanics, and meteorology. This series is sometimes used to designate a position, which does not require a particular specialty, but requires general knowledge of the broad physical science field with ability to manage personnel within it.

Mathematical Sciences Series 1500

Positions supervise, lead or perform research and development in the field of basic mathematical principles, methods, procedures, or relationships, including mathematics and statistics, computer science, operations research, and any other professional and scientific or related clerical work requiring primarily and mainly the understanding and use of mathematical theories, methods, and operations.

Engineering Series 0800

Positions supervise, lead or perform professional engineering or scientific work, including mechanical, electrical, chemical, and materials engineering, electronics engineering, bioengineering and biomedical engineering, safety engineering and computer engineering. Positions in this series require knowledge of the science or art, or both, by which materials, natural resources, and powers are made useful.

Social Science and Psychology Series 0100

Positions which advise on, administer, supervise or perform research or other professional and scientific work in one or any combination of the social sciences or in psychology. These positions apply behavioral or social sciences; or related disciplines appropriate to the position to organizational or military situations.

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Last Update / Reviewed: March 11, 2016