* Recently Awarded PhDs or Postdocs Opportunities 2019-2020

Are you searching for a place to build upon the foundation of your academic work?

Are you looking for meaningful work in a mission-driven, intellectual environment?

If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at APL.




PhD level Engineers and Scientists are key members of the APL community. We are seeking the next generation of big thinkers to help us tackle the complex research, engineering, and analytical problems that present critical challenges to our nation. We value your unusual perspectives, creative thinking and disruptive ideas as essential to discovering defining innovations.

At APL, you will work with dedicated team members, charged with developing and delivering solutions that support national priorities. You will be apply your exceptional skills in support of our mission. At APL, we are committed to innovation and offer our technical staff time and resources to explore big ideas that build the foundation of our work. So you can continue to grow and help us define what's possible.

Why work at APL?




The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation's most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. With a wide selection of challenging, impactful work and a robust education assistance program, APL promotes a culture of life-long learning. Our employees enjoy generous benefits and healthy work/life balance. APL's campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities atwww.jhuapl.edu/careers.

APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

APL is looking for the brightest minds in…

Computer Science and Technology fields including…

  • Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Machine Learning
  • Cybersecurity
  • Software Development
  • Hardware Design

Engineering fields including…
  • Mechanical
  • Chemical
  • Aerospace, Hypersonics, Radar and RF
  • Electrical, Hardware, Controls
  • Robotics
  • Network and Communications
  • Materials

Sciences including…
  • Biology, Physics, Chemistry
  • Nuclear and Radiological Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Biomechanics
  • Planetary

You may be right for APL if you…
  • Possess a PhD in a relevant discipline
  • Have maintained a minimum 3.0/4.0 GPA Note: When prompted to upload attachments, please include a copy of your college transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable).
  • Are able to obtain an Interim Secret level security clearance by your start date and can ultimately obtain a higher level clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.


Meet Some of Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory's Employees

Gianni P.

Electrical Engineer

Gianni works on the design, modeling, and simulation of low- to high-fidelity radar projects for the lab. He also conducts tests to evaluate new technologies.

Mary A.

Lead RF Systems Engineer

Mary Ann builds prototypes and integrates software and hardware communications in order to create complete systems for APL contracts and projects. She also collaborates with her team to fix software issues.


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