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

EOL is seeking a Ladder Track Scientist I to join our team at our Research Aviation Facility campus at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Broomfield, CO. 

This scientist will conduct independent research with a specialization in airborne measurements and observations and their application to advancing the understanding of atmospheric processes that operate at many different scales, from weather to climate system science. The ideal candidate will understand and communicate measurement science and its application to broad areas of community interest. They will work on independent observational research and participates in collaborative scientific research and development activities within the Earth Observing Laboratory’s (EOL) Research Aviation Facility (RAF) and other parts of the Laboratory, across NCAR, and with the university community. The candidate will also provide expertise in areas that complement existing scientific staff in EOL, such as in airborne measurements of air motion and turbulence, and will provide laboratory and community leadership in developing new areas of research and new field deployments by working with scientists across NCAR and within the university community.

» Learn more about the position and apply now!


EOL is seeking an Administrative Assistant II to join our team at our Research Aviation Facility campus at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Broomfield, CO.

The ideal candidate will provide intermediate-level administrative support for the Research Aviation Facility (RAF), including site support, travel arrangements, shipping and receiving work, and visitors.

  • Monitors the security cameras and RAF front door for vendors and visitors, and checks in visitors and issues visitor badges. Serves as the RAF receptionist and is the primary point of contact for RAF tours.
  • Works closely with the UCAR Logistics Operations to receive and ship all packages and shipments for RAF.
  • Performs diverse office management functions for RAF staff, including dependable, consistent, careful attention to detail and in-depth interaction with many individuals.
  • Makes domestic and international travel arrangements for staff and visitors.

» Learn more about the position and apply now!


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.

Summer Undergraduate Program in Engineering Research (SUPER)

We are committed to building a professional STEM workforce for future generations, and offers a unique experience with foundations in observational science and engineering to undergraduate students. EOL hires undergraduate engineering students who would like to gain skills and knowledge in the atmospheric sciences during the summer months for SUPER. SUPER interns work hand-in-hand with NCAR/EOL engineers and technicians on atmospheric observing systems and developments, including radar, lidar, and sounding systems and associated software developments. Interns may spend part of the summer participating in a field deployment, operating and supporting one or more EOL observing systems. 

» Learn more about SUPER

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.