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Associateship Programs at National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

This page provides specific information about the NRC Research Associateship Program at NOAA.

  • Use the navigation on the left to explore individual opportunities at NOAA.
  • Click www.noaa.gov to learn more about National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
  • Click About RAP to learn more about the Research Associateship Programs at the NRC.

When to Apply

This Agency participates in all reviews.

Click How to Apply for information about reviews and review deadlines.

Eligibility

Click Eligibility for overall eligibility criteria for RAP.

Citizenship:
Research opportunities at NOAA are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens.

Level:
Research opportunities at NOAA are open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants.

Click About RAP - Levels for a definition of each level.

Please note: Eligiblity requirements can vary for each research opportunity; be sure to check the specific opportunities in which you are interested.

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
STAR-Satellite Climate Studies Branch - College Park, MD
$55,000 $2,000
National Climatic Data Center - Boulder, CO
$45,000 $2,000
STAR-CIRA Regional & Mesoscale Meteorology Team - Fort Collins, CO
$46,000 $2,000
Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR) - Sioux Falls, SD
$46,000 $2,000
National Centers for Environmental Information - Asheville, NC
$45,000 $2,000
National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, MD
$45,000 $2,000
Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR) - College Park, MD
$55,000 $2,000
Southwest Fisheries Science Center - Monterey, CA
$50,000 $2,000
Northeast Fisheries Science Center - Orono, ME
$50,000 $2,000
Southeast Fisheries Science Center - Galveston, TX
$56,000 $2,000
Southwest Fisheries Science Center - La Jolla, CA
$50,000 $2,000
Northeast Fisheries Science Center - Woods Hole, MA
$50,000 $2,000
Northwest Fisheries Science Center - Seattle, WA
$56,000 $3,000
Alaska Fisheries Science Center - Seattle, WA
$56,000 $3,000
Southeast Fisheries Science Center - Miami, FL
$56,000 $2,000
Southeast Fisheries Science Center - Beaufort, NC
$56,000 $2,000
Southwest Fisheries Science Center - Santa Cruz, CA
$50,000 $2,000
NEFSC/National Systematics Laboratory - Washington, DC
$50,000 $2,000
Northeast Fisheries Science Center - Milford, CT
$50,000 $2,000
Northeast Fisheries Science Center - Narragansett, RI
$50,000 $2,000
Northeast Fisheries Science Center - Highlands, NJ
$50,000 $2,000
Southeast Fisheries Science Center - Lafayette, LA
$56,000 $2,000
Southeast Fisheries Science Center - Panama City, FL
$56,000 $2,000
Alaska Fisheries Science Center - Newport, OR
$56,000 $3,000
Alaska Fisheries Science Center - Juneau, AK
$56,000 $3,000
Northwest Fisheries Science Center - Newport, OR
$56,000 $3,000
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center - Honolulu, HI
$56,000 $3,000
Oceanic and Atmospheric Research
$45,000 $2,000
Air Resources Laboratory - Oak Ridge, TN
$55,000 $2,000

Air Resources Laboratory/ATDD, Oak Ridge, TN

Earth System Research Laboratory/Director's Office - Boulder, CO
$67,000 $2,000
Global Monitoring Division - Boulder, CO
$55,000 $3,000
Physical Sciences Division - Boulder, CO
$55,000 $2,000
Chemical Sciences Division - Boulder, CO
$60,000 $2,000
Global Systems Division - Boulder, CO
$55,000 $2,000

$5000 supplement for PhD in Atmospheric Modeling

NCEP, Space Weather Prediction Center - Boulder, CO
$55,000 $2,500

$2000 Location Supplement for Boulder, CO. 

Office of Hydrologic Development - Silver Spring , MD
$55,000 $2,000
NCEP, Environmental Modeling Center - College Park , MD
$55,000 $2,000
Office of Coast Survey - Silver Spring, MD
$45,000 $2,000
Center for Coastal Environmental Health/Biomolecular Research - Charleston, SC
$45,000 $3,000

$2,000 Supplement for PhD in Materials Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry

Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research - Beaufort, NC
$50,000 $2,000
National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science - Silver Spring, MD
$56,000 $2,000
National Geodetic Survey - Silver Spring, MD
$59,500 $3,000
Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
$51,000 $2,000

$4,000 Supplement for Doctorates in Physical Oceanography

$4,000 Supplement for Doctorates in Ocean Chemistry

Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
$45,000 $2,000
National Severe Storms Laboratory
$51,000 $2,000

$24,000 Supplement for Doctorates in Electrical Engineering

Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
$54,000 $2,000

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

All Associates will receive a stipend increase after one year of tenure.

Contacts

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - Seattle, Washington
Christopher Luecken 206-860-3424 chris.luecken@noaa.gov
Laurie Mukai 206.860.3438 laurie.mukai@noaa.gov
NRC Program Administrator
Dr. Ray Gamble 202-334-2787 rgamble@nas.edu
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