Become a Scientist-in-Residence! RFP for NOAA Cooperative Science Center Faculty to Engage in Boundary Layer Research this Summer

January 31, 2024

In recognition of the 75th anniversary, the ARL is establishing a Scientist-in-Residence opportunity to advance scientific understanding of the complex processes occurring in the atmospheric boundary layer on local, regional, and global scales and fostering strong research collaborations with Minority-Serving Institutions that are engaged in NOAA-
mission sciences. This opportunity connects faculty with the NOAA science community and supports professional development.

Who: Early and mid-career faculty from NOAA Cooperative Science Centers who are actively engaged in observational and/or modeling research efforts that explore topics related to surface-atmosphere exchange, atmospheric transport and dispersion, and boundary layer characterization. Faculty should be within 15 years of earning their highest degree and be US citizens.

What: Two-month residency collaborating with ARL scientists to advance atmospheric boundary layer research through studies of the physical and chemical processes that occur in the boundary layer, on time scales spanning a few hours to several years. Projects should also be aligned with one or more of the corporate societal challenges identified by NOAA Research:
1. Confronting Challenges from Our Changing Climate
2. Protecting Against Extreme Weather Events and Environmental Hazards
3. Managing Too Much and Too Little Water
4. Sustaining a Healthy Environment and Economy

Where: Hybrid or in-person residency experiences will occur at one of ARL’s divisions in College Park,
MD; Oak Ridge, TN; Las Vegas, NV; or Idaho Falls, ID during the summer months. It is expected that a
hybrid residency would include at least four weeks of in-person engagement at ARL. A stipend of $12K
and travel expenses up to $8K will be provided to the successful candidate. Eligible travel expenses
include transportation to and from the ARL division and accommodation costs if the ARL division is
beyond a 50-mile radius of the primary residence.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a two-page proposal detailing a research project that involves close collaboration with ARL scientists. The proposal should include a half-page statement of interest outlining the candidate’s desire or previous experience working with NOAA. The remaining 1.5 pages should succinctly outline the general plan of work, including the specific research activities to be undertaken and societal challenges addressed, and a clear description of experimental methods, procedures, and plans for communicating research results. Proposals should be submitted via this link by March 15. It is expected that one proposal will be selected each year with notification sent to the selected candidate by April 15. The selected candidate will report to the ARL division by June 1. For additional information, please contact Dr. LaToya Myles at