Science and Technology Applied to Navigation Co-Op

Penn State University

Warminster, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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Work Unit:
Applied Research Laboratory
Navigation Research and Development Center


The mission of the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) is to serve as a center of research excellence in undersea science and technology. In fulfillment of this mission, ARL: Conducts basic and applied research, exploratory development, and advanced development in support of the Navy`s undersea technology base and related mission areas; contributes to the educational objectives, research goals, and scholarly reputation of Penn State; and promotes the transfer of advanced technology, technology extension, and training to the governmental and industrial sectors. In this co-op you will focus on the manifestation of fundamental physical principals in navigation systems. Co-ops will be guided by an experienced researcher in investigating how cross domain science/technologies can be utilized in navigation systems; design, modeling and analysis of navigation sensors; or modeling of geophysical systems. This position is well suited for those interested in novel applications of science fundamentals, computational physics, modeling and simulation. Co-ops will learn or strengthen skills in applying physical principals to modeling, MATLAB/C++ programming, and computational simulation methods. Undergraduate and Graduate students studying Physics and Mathematics are preferred. You will be subject to a government security investigation and you must be a U.S. citizen to apply. These positions are located at ARL’s Navigation Research and Development Center in Warminster, PA. These positions will not include relocation and housing will not be provided. Students must be available to work at the Warminster facility for a six month time period. Multiple vacancies are available. For more information on the Navigation Research and Development Center (NRDC) in Warminster, PA, visit our website:

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088