Army Research Laboratory (ARL), U.S. Army RDECOM Research Participation Program

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Description:   The mission of Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is to provide innovative science, technology, and analyses to enable full-spectrum operations. The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) of the Army Materiel Command is the Army's corporate, or central, laboratory for materiel technology. Its diverse assortment of unique facilities and its workforce of government engineers and scientists comprise the largest source of world class integrated research and analysis in the Army. ARL's programs consist of basic and applied research and survivability/lethality analysis. ARL consists of six directorates and the Army Research Office. These organizations focus on technology areas critical to strategic dominance across the entire spectrum of operations. The ARMY RESEARCH OFFICE (ARO) initiates the scientific and far reaching technological discoveries in extramural organizations: educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, and private industry. The COMPUTATIONAL & INFORMATION SCIENCES DIRECTORATE (CISD) is the scientific research and technology focused on information processing, network and communication sciences, information assurance, and battlespace environments, and advanced computing that create, exploit and harvest innovative technologies to enable knowledge superiority for the Warfighter. CISD's technologies provide the strategic, operational, and tactical information dominance across the spectrum of operations. The HUMAN RESEARCH & ENGINEERING DIRECTORATE (HRED) is the scientific research and technology directed toward optimizing Soldier performance and Soldier-machine interactions to maximize battlefield effectiveness, and to ensure that Soldier performance requirements are adequately considered in technology development and system design. The SENSORS & ELECTRON DEVICES DIRECTORATE (SEDD) is the scientific research and technology in electro-optic smart sensors, multifunction radio frequency (RF), autonomous sensing, power and energy, signature management, directed towards reconnaissance, intelligence, surveillance, and target acquisition (RISTA), fire control, guidance, fuzing, survivability, mobility and lethality. The SURVIVABILITY/LETHALITY ANALYSIS DIRECTORATE (SLAD) is the Integrated survivability and lethality analysis of Army systems and technologies across the full spectrum of battlefield threats and environments as well as analysis tools, techniques, and methodologies. The VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY DIRECTORATE (VTD) is the scientific research and technology addressing propulsion, transmission, aeromechanics, structural engineering, and robotics technologies for both air and ground vehicles. The WEAPONS & MATERIALS RESEARCH DIRECTORATE (WMRD) is the scientific research and technology in the areas of weapons, protection, and materials to enhance the lethality and survivability of the nation's ground forces. ARL has consistently provided the enabling technologies in many of the Army's most important weapons systems. Technology and analysis products are moved into Army Research, Development, and Engineering Centers (RDECs) and to other Army, Department of Defense (DoD), government, and industry customers. ARL's programs are focused on key underpinning science and technology underpinnings that will enable the transformation of the Army into a more versatile, agile, survivable, lethal, deployable, and sustainable force. The Soldiers of today and tomorrow depend on the Army's corporate laboratory to deliver the scientific discoveries, technological advances, and the analyses that provide warfighters with the capabilities with which to execute full-spectrum operations. The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's (ARL) investment portfolio is focused on maturing technologies for transition principally to the Research, Development, and Engineering Centers (RDECs), but also to our other partners in the Army Transformation Program Executive Office/Program Managers (PEOs/PMs), the Army Test and Evaluation Center (ATEC), the Training & Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Battle Labs, the other services, and the private sector.

Discipline(s):   life, health, and medical sciences; communications and graphic design; mathematics; computer science; physical sciences; earth, environmental, and marine sciences; social and behavioral sciences; engineering;

Eligibility:  U.S. Citizens Only. Undergraduate and Graduate students; Postgraduates who have completed degree within the last five years; Faculty Members; and Retired Scientists.

Location(s):   Various locations across U. S. ARL (Aberdeen Proving Ground & Adelphi, MD)

Duration:   Full-Time & Part-Time appointments are made throughout the year for the duration of up to one year; Postgraduate appointments can be renewed for a total of 4 years at full-time participation; Postdoctoral appointments can be renewed for a total of 5 years at full-time participation

Frequency:  Year-round

Awards made:  Number varies

Deadline(s):  Applications are accepted year-round

Benefits:  Stipend based on research area(s) and academic classification; Faculty appointment stipends based on regular salary

Funding source(s):  Through an interagency agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy

How to apply:  Complete an application at ORAU Maryland

Recruiter Project Manager
Michael Janney Brianna Znamirowski

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