Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Overview

  • www.jhuapl.edu
  • Laurel, MD
  • 5001 to 10000 Employees
  • 1942
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • $1 to $2 billion (USD)

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is a university-affiliated research center (UARC). APL solves complex research, engineering, and analytical problems that present critical challenges to our nation.
Mission: APL provides critical contributions to critical challenges. Our scientists, engineers, and analysts serve as trusted advisors and technical experts to the government, ensuring the reliability of complex technologies that safeguard our nation’s security and advance the frontiers ...

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October 23, 2020
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Increasing competition between the United States and China has led to increased actions to disengage their commingled technology establishments. A new report looks at the advisability and potential consequences of this decoupling.
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Measure Twice, Cut Once: Assessing Some China-US Technology Connections
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September 29, 2020
Zibi Turtle, a planetary scientist and Dragonfly's principal investigator at Johns Hopkins APL, was a main stage speaker at TED Talks 2020, delivering a talk on Dragonfly, the revolutionary mission that Johns Hopkins APL is building for NASA’s New Frontiers program.
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Dragonfly, Titan and the Search for Our Origins: APL Planetary Scientist Zibi Turtle at TED2020
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Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Reviews

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Relatively few, and if there are any, not really worth mentioning. Hard pressed to come up with any.

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Diversity & Inclusion at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

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Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Awards & Accolades

  • Best Workplaces for InnovatorsFast Company2020
  • Best Places to work in ITComputer World2020
  • Best Workplace for InnovatorsFast Company2019
  • Best Places to Work in IT 2019ComputerWorld2019
  • The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in SpaceFast Company2018

Pledges & Certifications

  • Veteran Hiring Commitment

    Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

  • Tech Hiring Commitment

    Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

  • Diversity Commitment

    Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

  • First Job Programs

    Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

  • Social Responsibility Pledge

    Formal programs or foundation to give back to communities

  • Pledge to Thrive

    Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

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What is paid time off like at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory?

...As of Dec 2020, I believe technical staff new hires receive 7 days of sick, 15 days of vacation, 9 paid holidays, and 1 personal day annually...

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