Radio Scientist


The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC is seeking a Radio Scientist.

Job Summary

Develop radio science techniques for ionospheric and atmospheric applications and research. Conduct basic research in radio science with focus on ionospheric and atmospheric physics.


  • Individual and collaborative research on ionospheric and atmospheric effects on radio wave propagation.
  • Development of novel, low-cost radio remote sensing instrumentation.
  • Communication of scientific results at conferences and in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Development of sponsored research program(s).

Note: This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may change over time.

Required Qualifications

Earned doctorate in Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Radio Science, Computer Science, Space Physics, Astronomy, or a closely-related field, with at least 2 years of experience post-PhD in a field relevant to ionospheric or atmospheric radio science.

Desired Qualifications

Basic electronic and systems engineering skills, use of basic hand tools, and test equipment.

Experience in a field environment. Ability to innovate and develop prototype instrumentation and modes under field conditions.

Experience with antenna and array design, fabrication, or signal processing.

Knowledge of advanced signal processing and estimation techniques.

Special Working Conditions

This position may require travel to field locations under a variety of conditions.


APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal vacation plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational assistance, a scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents, and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For more information about our organization, please visit our web site at

Equal Employment Opportunity

Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well as other applicable laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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