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Branch Head

Naval Research Laboratory
Washington DC, District of Columbia 20375
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Career Opportunity for
Supervisory Interdisciplinary Position

(NP-0855-IV Electronics Engineer,

NP-1310-IV Research Physicist, NP-1520-IV Mathematician)

Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Washington, DC

Salary up to $171,033 per annum, dependent upon qualifications


Become a leader in the elite research and development community at the Naval Research Laboratory, which for 85 years has pioneered and led the development and application of radar technology.


The NRL Radar Division seeks outstanding candidates for the position of Head, Radar Analysis Branch. This is a leadership position requiring in-depth scientific and technical knowledge of radar systems, technologies, techniques, and applications as well as excellent skills in problem solving, communication, business development, employee development, and supervision. The selected candidate will be responsible for managing programs that encompass a wide spectrum of research directed at advanced concepts and technologies in radar and related sensors that are applicable to existing and future Navy and Department of Defense systems.


Duties include planning and oversight of projects, managing financial and personnel resources, and stimulating and developing new research opportunities in radar technologies and applications as they relate to the basic and applied research efforts of the Branch and consistent with Radar Division objectives. This requires developing new ideas and concepts, developing and marketing projects to sponsors, and recruiting, hiring, and developing staff to meet mid- and long-term research requirements, and ensuring that the technical work of the branch is reported in a timely manner and that all branch documentation is accurate and of high quality. These research efforts include target signature prediction and control, ultra-wideband antennas, inverse synthetic aperture radar (ISAR), automatic target recognition, and applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence. For additional information about the Radar Division, visit pages 52-53 of the NRL Fact Book at https://www.nrl.navy.mil/content_images/2016_FactBook.pdf


The Naval Research Laboratory conducts research in a broad range of scientific and engineering disciplines of interest to the Navy. Candidates interested in pursuing a career in research are encouraged to apply. Candidate must be a US Citizen and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of security clearance. NRL is an equal opportunity employer.


This position is located in Washington DC. Relocation assistance is available. Information on NRL and pay and benefits can be found at https://www.nrl.navy.mil/careers and at https://www.opm.gov/retirement-services/federal-employees/.


Resumes and transcripts should be emailed to Kelly.Weese@nrl.navy.mil.







Qualified applicants must have demonstrated knowledge and experience in planning, organizing, conducting, and communicating major Research and Development (R&D) projects in the following areas: Radar systems & applications, electromagnetic theory & modeling, radar image processing, and/or radar signal processing. An advanced degree in electrical engineering, physics, or mathematics is required, a PhD is strongly preferred. Applicants must have at least 15 years of relevant experience and must be a US Citizen currently holding or capable of attaining a US Security Clearance. Periodic travel is required.


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