Looking for opportunities with NOAA PMEL? Are you a student wanting to get hands-on experience? Recently graduated and looking for a post-doctoral fellowships or job? NOAA PMEL employs people in a wide range of fields from oceanographers to data scientists to engineers and more. If you have any questions, please contact our outreach and student coordinator: Adi Hanein (email@example.com).
Current Career and Student Opportunities:
Administrative Assistant (GenWest)
Research Scientist/Engineer 4: Atmospheric Chemist (CICOES) with PMEL's Atmospheric Chemistry Group. Apply by June 11, 2023
Omics Lab Technician (CICOES) with PMEL's Genetics and Genomics Group
Postdoctoral Scholar: Molecular Ecology & Biological Oceanography (CICOES) with PMEL's Genetics and Genomics Group
Below you will find more details about the various employers, post-doctoral and student internships with NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory:
USAJOBS: All federal job postings can be found here by searching for NOAA and/or Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory.
University of Washington: PMEL employs many individuals in Seattle, WA through the NOAA Cooperative Institute, Cooperative Institute for Climate, Ocean and Ecosystem Studies (CICOES), formerly known as the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) at the University of Washington. From the University of Washington employment site, search for "CICOES" to find openings at PMEL.
Oregon State University: PMEL employs individuals at our satellite facility in Newport, OR through partnership with the Cooperative Institute for Marine Ecosystem and Resources Studies (CIMERS), a NOAA Cooperative Institute at Oregon State University. From the Oregon State University employment site, search for "CIMERS" to find openings at PMEL Newport.
University of Hawai'i: PMEL employs individuals through our partnership with the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, a NOAA Cooperative Institute housed under the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST).
- National Research Council - The mission of the NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) is to 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 such as PMEL. Search for Research Opportunitie here. Applications are due by 5 pm ET on February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1.
- University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) - UCAR serves as a national hub for research, education, and advanced technology development from the atmospheric and related Earth sciences. Their mission is to empower their Member Institutions, their National Center, and their Community Programs by promoting research excellence, developing fruitful collaborations, managing unique resources, creating novel capabilities, building critical applications, expanding educational opportunities, and engaging in effective advocacy. UCAR's community programs strengthen education, research, and technology in the atmospheric and related sciences through programs and projects that train professionals and university faculty in the latest meteorological research, provide real-time weather observations and analysis tools for education and research, support satellite-based Earth and atmospheric monitoring, support participation in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) by students from all backgrounds, develop atmospheric, Earth science, and related STEM teaching materials, help organize multiagency experiments, workshops, and conferences, manage postdoctoral fellowship programs for federal agencies, link universities and operational forecast offices, provide resources for constructing and organizing digital learning tools.
- University of Washington's Cooperative Institute for Climate, Ocean and Ecosystem Studies (CICOES) - The CICOES post-doc program has been and continues to be highly successful because post-docs are given the opportunity to construct their own research project, which encourages them to think broadly and also work closely with the distinguished scientists at the UW and the NOAA laboratories. The program is primarily interested in post-docs whose research interests are aligned with the CICOES research themes.
NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Program (Hollings Scholars)
- PMEL researchers routinely work with NOAA Hollings Scholars during their 10-week, full-time internship position portion of the program. Applications open each year in September applicants must be currently enrolled or accepted as a full-time 2nd year student in a four-year academic program or as a full-time 3rd year student in a five-year undergraduate program. See more about the program on our education page. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE JANUARY 31 EACH YEAR.
NOAA Educational Partnership Program Undergraduate Scholarship
- This opportunity is for rising juniors to study disciplines relating to NOAA's mission who are attending Minority Service Institutions. Applications open each year in September applicants must be currently enrolled or accepted as a full-time 2nd year student in a four-year academic program or as a full-time 3rd year student in a five-year undergraduate program. See more about the program on the NOAA Education Page. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE JANUARY 31 EACH YEAR.
NOAA William M. Lapenta Student Internship Program
- This paid summer internships targets current 2nd and 3rd-year undergraduate and enrolled graduate students to work in areas that will provide robust research and/or operational experience that will prepare the student for further study in NOAA fields and meet the future needs of NOAA’s ever-broadening user community and address strategic weather-water-climate issues.. Projects may be focused on research areas or the development of operational products such as decision support tools, climate and weather forecast models, data analysis methodologies, and social science strategies to communicate climate and weather information. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE DECEMBER 31 1 EACH YEAR.
NOAA Hollings Preparation Program Internship (HPP)
- This 4-6 week, full-time paid summer internships targets freshman/first year undergraduates pursuing NOAA-releated science, research, policy, management, and education and have a 3.0 or higher GPA. The Hollings Preparation Program (HPP) will prepare undergraduates to be competitive applicants for the full NOAA Hollings Scholarship in their sophomore year of college. HPP scholars will be paired with NOAA mentors primarily on the West Coast, including California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, and Alaska.
Oregon State University: From Estuaries to the Deep Sea (REU)
- This paid research internships through the National Science Foundation's Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program offers students the unique opportunity to work on individual research projects, and participate in group field trips, seminars and science colloquia over a 10-week period at College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) in Corvallis, OR and Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) on the Pacific coast in Newport, OR. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE FEBRUARY 1 EACH YEAR.
University of Washington Cooperative Institute for Climate, Ocean, and Ecosystem Studies' Summer Internship
- Summer research opportunities are available yearly for undergraduate interns through the NOAA Cooperative Institute at the University of Washington - CICOES. Interns are matched with a research project within one of CICOES's research themes and work with a CICOES, NOAA, or University of Washington (UW) scientist at either the UW campus or the NOAA Western Regional Center in Seattle. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE FEBRUARY 1 EACH YEAR.
Additional opportunities and information regarding careers, internships and scholarship programs from NOAA can be found below and on NOAA's Work with Us or NOAA's Office of Education websites.