Employment Opportunities

Computational Physics, Inc. (CPI), an employee-owned company dedicated to scientific research and technology development in atmospheric and space physics since 1984, seeks motivated and talented individuals with a strong background in the physical sciences and abilities in modern computational methods for scientific applications. Research and development areas include atmospheric radiation transport, remote sensing, atmospheric modeling, data assimilation, synthetic aperture radar (SAR), as well as the information technology (IT) services required to support such activities.

Candidates are currently being sought for the following open positions.

Washington, DC metro area:

Anticipated Opening:

CPI is tracking a possible full-time position in the area of astronomy, celestial mechanics and scientific software. The work location would be in the Washington D.C./suburban Maryland area. The general nature of the position is that of support scientist or senior technical support. Writing papers as first author and writing proposals as principal investigator are not expected to be elements of the position.

If you meet the qualifications below and are interested in this potential position, please send us your resume. Resumes will be treated as company confidential.

Position requirements:

Additional desirable capabilities:


Boulder, CO:
No current openings.

Grant-Funded Investigators:
CPI welcomes grant-funded researchers and educators seeking to join an organization that offers opportunities to expand their horizons into the federal government contracting or commercial market. Intrigued?

Anticipated Future Positions:
No current openings.

Ideal candidates for these positions are comfortable working independently and in small groups to develop ideas that meet customer needs, assist in solicitation of funding, and carry through phases of development from concept to prototype. Successful candidates have demonstrated excellent written, oral and interpersonal communications skills.

Why work for us?

CPI understands that it takes more than competitive salaries to attract and retain the best employees – they deserve solid, sustainable benefits, too. In addition to offering competitive salaries that are commensurate with education and experience, CPI offers a comprehensive benefits package with options our employees can tailor to fit the way they live. This includes a 100% company paid Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Our ESOP creates a unique opportunity since CPI is not a large business. Our employees have found that their efforts can have a direct impact on the value of their shares and this often leads to increased job satisfaction, organizational commitment, motivation, and a strong sense of team work. Complete and current descriptions of these benefits may be found in the appropriate plan documents you'll receive when you're offered a job.

Employment at CPI in the metropolitan Washington, DC or Boulder, CO areas also offer the opportunity to live in a diversity of communities that accommodate any age and lifestyle, as well as areas with good public schools. More information on the surrounding communities is available here.

Sound Good?

CPI provides employees what they need to enjoy their work – and their life outside of work – with peace of mind. We invite you to learn more about us and submit your resume for consideration in confidence to employment@cpi.com.

CPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.