Temporary Atmospheric Weather Observatory (TAWO) at Summit Station, Greenland.
Photo credit John Stoddard.

Opportunities Overview

The National Science Foundation Arctic Sciences Section supports researchers conducting scientific field work in the eight Arctic nations, the Arctic Ocean and surrounding seas. Arctic Sciences Section funded research logistics, including the operation and maintenance of research stations in Alaska and Greenland, are provided by Battelle Arctic Research Operations (ARO). The majority of employees are hired as support personnel by Battelle ARO teaming companies: BattelleUIC-SciencePolar Field Services, and the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Other Arctic Sciences Section agencies and supporting organizations are listed below.

A NEON Technician at work at Toolik Field Station, Alaska. Photo credit Colby Wright

Equal Opportunity

NSF contractors are equal opportunity employers. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply for participation in all aspects of arctic science logistics support and research. A number of NSF programs specifically encourage such participation and are described in the NSF’s Guide to Programs/Browse Funding Opportunities web page.

Apply with National Science Foundation Arctic Sciences Section Agencies and Supporting Organizations

Marshalling a USAF C-130 as it takes off for Summit Station, Greenland.
Photo credit Kevin Pettway.

Opportunities with the U.S. Federal Government

For information on federal jobs and employment, go to USAJOBS, the official job site of the United States Federal Government.