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. This fosters 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

Sheet Metal Instrument Maker II

Scientific programs from all over the world rely on NCAR/EOL's Design and Fabrication Services (DFS) Facility to create innovative engineering solutions and highest quality machining and repair services of new and existing highly-specialized instrumentation used on every imaginable platform. DFS provides an unmatched set of skills and capabilities uniquely tailored to meet the development needs and requirements of the atmospheric research community. Through closely interacting with scientists and other engineers across our community, DFS utilizes the latest in solid modeling and computer aided design software to achieve innovative solutions to complex and challenging instrumentation requirements. Examples of products DFS has created are aircraft instrumentation, heavy parts for radar pedestals, laboratory equipment, light-weight precise optical mountings for aircraft or satellite instruments, and ocean-going systems. This instrument maker position in EOL/DFS will provide technical support for scientists, engineers and technicians in the design, processing, sheet metal fabrication, machining and repair of precision instruments and components in a research environment with minimal supervision. They will understand and utilize formal engineering drawings, solid models, sketches, written specifications, and verbal instructions to complete fabrication assignments.  To apply for this position, please see the opportunity at UCAR's Human Resources 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.

Technical Internship Program 

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL) seeks students from 2-year colleges and technical schools to participate as interns in the Technical Internship Program (TIP).  This program provides 12-week internships for 2-year college, technical, and/or vocational school students in support roles in a scientific research environment. TIP interns work hands-on with NCAR/EOL staff in support of atmospheric observing systems, instrument developments and computing and data systems. Opportunities available for winter 2019 are:

Entry-level Programmer Intern

Electronics Technician Intern

Mechanical Design Intern

For more information or to apply, please see this opportunity on the UCAR Human Resources website. 





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.