Career and Internships

We are always looking for new team members!

Be part of a team that collaborates closely with scientists to bring projects from concept to completion.  This entails everything from initial system design and hardware or software development to the global deployment of equipment, whether it be a network of ground-based measurement systems or instruments aboard research aircraft.  Our mission is clear: to enable science to better serve society!  

At our core, we are fueled by passionate and talented staff who thrive in a fast-paced, technology driven environment rooted in innovation and collaboration.  As proud leaders in designing, developing and deploying meteorological research platforms and instrumentation, we contribute to advancing scientific knowledge.  Our work culture is centered  around supporting atmospheric field research projects globally, reaching from the icy expanses of the Arctic to altitudes of 45,000 ft over the Pacific Ocean.  

Here, creative ideas are not only welcomed. they are encouraged and embraced as we continually push the boundaries of advanced instrumentation for the science community.  Located in the beautiful and sun-soaked city of Boulder, Colorado, our laboratory provides an exceptional setting for meaningful work and a fulfilling career.


Leading cutting-edge meteorological research technology

ISFS Towers

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

GV High Spectral Resolution Lidar (GV-HSRL) Wing

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

Weather Balloon

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

Colorado Flatirons Mountains

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.


Great Benefits and Employee Support

UCAR's comprehensive benefits package is available to both full- and part-time employees.  We are committed to promoting a work environment that prioritizes the well-being and growth of our team members.  Our benefits include: flexible work options, 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, and a health savings account, a free RTD bus pass, on-site cafeterias, a convenient child care center, exercise centers, and bike lockers.

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.