The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship provides opportunities to pursue independent research that supports the mission of ARL. The Fellow benefits by having this opportunity and by working alongside some of the nation's best scientists and engineers. ARL benefits by the expected transfer of new science and technology that enhances the capabilities of the U.S. Army and the warfighter in times of both peace and war.
The Army Research Laboratory invites exceptional young researchers to participate in this excitement as ARL Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellows. These Fellows must display extraordinary ability in scientific research and show clear promise of becoming outstanding future leaders. Candidates are expected to have already successfully tackled a major scientific or engineering problem or have provided a new approach or insight, evidenced by a recognized impact in their field.
ARL offers five named Fellowships honoring distinguished researchers and work that has been performed at Army Labs. Applications are being accepted (beginning March 16, 2020) for two of these fellowships as indicated below:
the Harry Diamond Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship
the George F. Adams Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship (accepting applications)
the Robert J. Eichelberger Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship (accepting applications)
the ENIAC Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship
the Brad E. Forch Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship
Benefits of an ARL Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship award include:
One-year appointment, renewable for up to 3 years based on performance
Annual stipend of $100,000
Health insurance (including dental and vision)
Paid relocation and professional travel allowance
DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
By October 1, 2020, applicants must have completed all the requirements for a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree in the physical sciences, life sciences, computational sciences, behavioral sciences, or engineering. Applicants who intend to defend their dissertation after October 1, 2020, are not eligible.
As of the application deadline (May 29, 2020), applicants may not be more than five years beyond the award date of their Ph.D. or Sc.D.
There are no citizenship requirements; however, selected fellows must pass a Department of Defense clearance process, requiring a background security investigation. Foreign nationals must get further DoD approval, requiring a background investigation.
Applicants must demonstrate exceptional qualifications with respect to academic and scholarly achievement, as evidenced by research and publication. Candidates are expected to have conducted research on a major scientific or engineering problem during their thesis work or have provided a new approach or insight evidenced by a recognized impact in their field.
ABOUT THE EMPLOYER
These fellowships are administered by the National Academy of Sciences on behalf of the Army Research Laboratory. The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is the National Premiere Laboratory for Land Forces. The civilians working at the Lab and its predecessors have had many successes in basic and applied research. Currently, ARL scientists and engineers are pioneering research in such areas as neuroscience, energetic materials and propulsion, electronics technologies, network sciences, virtual interfaces, and synthetic environments and autonomous systems. They are leaders in modeling and simulation, and have high performance computing resources on-site. They are expanding into frontier areas, such as quantum information and quantum networks.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
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About National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
The NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U.S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.
In the NRC Research Associateship Programs, prospective applicants select a research project or projects from among a large group of Research Opportunities available through this website. Prior to completing an application, prospective applicants should contact the Research Adviser listed with the selected Research Opportunity(ies) to assure that funding will be available if the application is recommended by NRC Research Associateship Programs panels.
Once a host laboratory and Research Adviser are identified, an application is submitted through the NRC Research Associateship Programs online application system. Reviews are conducted four times each year, and review results are available to applicants six to eight weeks following the application deadline.
Prospective applicants should carefully read the details and eligibility of the program to which they are app...lying. Some laboratories have citizenship restrictions (open only to U.S. citizens and permanent residents), and some laboratories have Research Opportunities that are not open to senior applicants (more than 5 years beyond the Ph.D.). When searching for Research Opportunities, applicants may limit their search to only those laboratories which match their eligibility criteria. In addition, applicants should note application deadlines, as not all laboratories participate in all reviews.