From jet engines to GPS, great ideas have taken flight thanks to bright minds at the Air Force Research Laboratory. Where can you start innovating? Explore AFRL opportunities with the NSIN Hirethon.


The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) leads the discovery, development and delivery of warfighting technologies for our air, space and cyberspace forces. We’re pushing the boundaries and creating a new tomorrow through unparalleled research.

To meet current and future technology needs, AFRL has unique facilities and state-of-the-art equipment in locations around the world. AFRL is headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, home to the Wright brothers and recognized as the birth place of aviation. We’re comprised of Technology Directorates, Functional Directorates, 711th Human Performance Wing and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Learn more at

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The 711th Human Performance Wing (711 HPW) is a unique combination the Airman Systems Directorate (RH) and the US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM). The synergies of combining the ideas, resources and technologies of these units position the 711 HPW as a world leader in the study and advancement of human performance.

Hirethon Opportunities

Mission Analytics Branch | Dayton, OH

About the branch: Maintains decision advantage of warfighters by enabling human-analytic teaming in the collection and analysis of complex data. We have position openings within the Multi-Source Analysis section, which is tasked with improving reasoning, insight, and sense-making of open-source media and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) data.

Collaborative Interfaces and Teaming Branch | Dayton, OH

About the branch/section: Conducts basic and applied research to develop and validate technologies, methods, and guidelines to promote effective teaming in human-machine and human-human collaborative contexts. Researches the fundamental underpinnings of human-autonomy teaming and human collaboration in mixed-initiative, multi-team systems.

The Sensory Systems Branch | Dayton, OH

About the branch: Leading the discovery, evaluation, and transition of advanced sensory and communication interface technologies for enhancing Airman decision making, performance, and mission effectiveness.

Airman Systems Directorate, Bioeffects Division (RHD) | San Antonio, TX

About RHD: The mission of the Optical Radiation Bioeffects Branch (711 HPW/RHDO) is the enable our forces to function safely, effectively, and efficiently on the directed energy battlefield. We do this through characterizing Bioeffects from lasers, determining system optimization for safe and effective use of lasers, assessing collateral hazards from laser use, and optimizing visual performance while ensuring protection against directed energy laser strikes. Through collaborations across the DoD, academic, industry, and international partners, we enable our warfighters to “win the fight with focused light”!


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The NSIN HIRETHON is an accelerated recruitment program that connects STEM talent with DoD organizations seeking candidates for civil service.