Work with EOL 

Be part of a team that works with scientists to follow a project through from concept, system design, hardware or software development to collecting data throughout the world such as the Antarctic or 40,000 feet over the Pacific Ocean deploying equipment such as a network of ground-towers to a research aircraft.

Top Reasons to Join Our Team

» We take pride in our work helping science to serve society
» Our passionate staff thrives in a fast-paced, technologically-driven environment founded on innovation and cooperation
» We lead the industry in designing, developing and deploying meteorological research platforms and instrumentation
» Our work culture is centered around supporting atmospheric field research projects all over the world 
» Creative ideas are embraced to develop new advanced instrumentation for the science community
» Our laboratory is based in beautiful and sunny Boulder, Colorado making it a great place to work

Leading cutting-edge meteorological research technology

Work with a broad range of engineers and scientists to develop unique and cutting-edge instruments to support a better understanding of our atmospheric environment. We develop instruments requiring expertise in software, electrical, mechanical, optical, and aeronautical engineering.

Where science and engineering meet

EOL depends on active collaboration between engineers and scientists, and encourages cross-training between the various disciplines, fostering a positive environment for career and knowledge growth.

Don't just think outside the box...Be outside the box

We challenge ourselves to ensure that scientists collect the measurements they need, no matter the location or the scale. We work on the front lines of observational science, relying on teamwork and dedication to make the measurements that need to be made in the study of our earth environment.

Colorado offers more than sunshine and snowflakes

With 300 days of sunshine and diverse geography ranging from big mountains to desert canyons, Colorado is a playground for adventure and outdoor sports. Combined with a vibrant cultural scene for music, theater and the arts, Colorado continues to be a magnet for top talent.

Career Opportunities in EOL

Manager - Research Aviation Facility 

EOL's Research Aviation Facility (RAF) is hiring a Manager to ensure the effective and reliable use of NCAR aviation resources in support of scientific needs by the broad scientific community. The RAF Manager sustains a program of scientific research at the EOL Research Aviation Facility to advance airborne measurement capabilities, guides airborne instrument developments, oversees aircraft operations and maintenance, sustains focus on safety of operations, and manages and supports RAF employees. For more information or to apply, please see this opportunity on UCAR's career site.

Project Director - Airborne Phased Array Radar

EOL's  Airborne Phased Array Radar (APAR) team is hiring a Project Director to provide high-level project management and leadership to the APAR project.  The successful candidate will lead the APAR development, directing the effort of a multi-disciplinary team of scientists, engineers, and support staff as well as several university and industry collaborators. This person will represent the APAR project nationally and internationally through interactions with key stakeholders including sponsors, professional organizations, government agencies, and the university community. This position will engage in continued APAR program development activities focused on creating and driving new opportunities for funding, creating proposals, statements of work, and associated budgets. The APAR Project Director reports to the EOL Director (APAR Principal Investigator), and serves as a member of the top EOL management team. For more information or to apply, please see this opportunity of UCAR's career site.

Project Scientist I - Data Assimilation

EOL's Remote Sensing Facitlity (RSF) is hiring a Project Scientist I to support a grant which studies the impact of assimilating water vapor, temperature and wind profiling data on improving numerical weather prediction forecast skill. This positions works in a team environment with EOL, NCAR/Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology (MMM) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Earth System Research Laboratory (NOAA/ESRL) project PIs to accomplish pre-defined research objectives and deliverables. This person will work collaboratively to establish data assimilation experiments and conduct original scientific research, publish results in peer-reviewed journals and present results at scientific conferences. The Project Scientist I will also assist in writing progress reports and proposals as a member of the data assimilation team. For more information or to apply, please see this opportunity of UCAR's career site.

Radar Project Scientist I

EOL's Airborne Phased Array Radar (APAR) team is hiring a Radar Project Scientist I to serve as an instrumentation scientist in support of the APAR project. This person will work in a team environment under general guidance of the APAR Project Director and Lead Scientist to develop/modify, test, and evaluate optimal APAR operation and scanning strategy and APAR data analysis software using simulated APAR data from high-resolution numerical models. This position will conduct original scientific research related to APAR, publish results in international peer-reviewed journals, and present results at scientific conferences. This person also writes progress reports and proposals as a member of the APAR team to seek future funding for APAR development. For more information or to apply, please see this opportunity on UCAR's career site.

Internship Opportunities in EOL

EOL's internships provide unique and valuable experiences to prepare students for successful careers in the fields of engineering and technical support. We have two programs: the Summer Undergraduate Projects in Engineering Research (SUPER) program and the Technical Internship Program (TIP).

SUPER interns work hands-on with NCAR/EOL engineers on atmospheric observing systems and developments, including radar, lidar, and sounding systems and associated software developments including data analysis, visualization, and management. Interns may spend part of the summer participating in a field deployment, operating and/or supporting one or more EOL observing systems.  Please see the SUPER page for more info. 

EOL's Technical Internship Program (TIP) provides unique experiences to prepare science and engineering/technical support focused students from two-year colleges and vocational/technical institutions for successful careers. TIP is dedicate d to enhancing the diversity of future science support communities and the workforce. TIP interns work hands-on with technical and scientific support mentors. Please see the TIP page for more info.


Great benefits and employee support

UCAR's benefits package is available to full- and part-time employees and offers TIAA-Cref's excellent retirement plan, educational assistance to pay for work-related degree programs, comprehensive health and dental insurance, flex spending accounts for medical expenses and dependent care, a health savings account, a free RTD bus pass, on-site cafeterias, a convenient child care center, exercise centers and classes, bike lockers and postal services, plus flexible work options.

We are an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer that strives to develop and maintain a diverse workforce. UCAR is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy.