[ES_JOBS_NET] NOAA Climate & Global Change Postdoctoral Fellow

Christine Wiedinmyer Christine.Wiedinmyer at Colorado.EDU
Mon Mar 26 09:06:40 MDT 2018


NOAA Climate & Global Change Postdoctoral Fellow

Job Description

NOAA Climate & Global Change Postdoctoral Fellow

The UCAR Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science (CPAESS) announce the 2018 call for applications for the NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Several postdoctoral fellows will be appointed.

UCAR postdoctoral fellowship positions are for two years based on continued program funding. Successful applicants in this program work under the mentorship of host scientists in areas of mutual interest.

This position will be posted until April 6, 2018.

Relocation assistance is available for this position.

UCAR/NCAR will sponsor a work visa to fill this position.

What You Will Do

To help create and train the next generation of leading researchers needed for climate studies (see www.climate.noaa.gov). The program focuses on observing, understanding, modeling and predicting the climate variability and change on seasonal and longer time scales. This includes the documentation and analysis of past, current, or possible future climate variability and change and the study of the underlying physical, chemical, and biological processes.  NOAA's Climate Program Office sponsors the program.

Responsibilities Include:
·         Conducts independent or collaborative research under a proposed plan related to the goals of the program.
·         Publishes and presents results of the research at seminars and conferences.
·         Pursues outside activities that advance professional growth, which may include contributing to educational programs, serving on committees, and attending workshops.

What You Need
·         Ph.D. degree related to climate change research; with
·         Preference given to those who are seeking their first fellowship and have held a Ph.D. for no more than three years.
·         Awardees must change institutions in the absence of compelling circumstances.
·         Ability to work independently and conduct research with minimal supervision.
·         Skill in oral and written communication.


Before you begin the OpenHire process please prepare your application in one (1) PDF document, in the order numbered below.
1.        Cover letter stating the name of this program, potential host and institution, and where you learned of this opportunity. Please also add a justification statement, if applicable, to explain any breaks in career path.
2.        Curriculum vitae including list of publications.
3.        Name, address, and email information of four professional references.

Note: Applicants are responsible for contacting their references to have letters sent to UCAR/CPAESS by the application deadline.
·         One letter must be from thesis advisor, but not from a potential host mentor.
·         Reference letters from more than one institution are encouraged.
·         References should refer to the Letters of Reference<http://vsp.ucar.edu/cgc/references>
·         Applications without four (4) letters are incomplete and may not be reviewed by the Steering Committee.
·         Reference letters should be sent to cpaess-apply at ucar.edu<mailto:cpaess-apply at ucar.edu>.

4.        PhD dissertation abstract, including title.
5.        Titled project description.

Note: Description must be titled and not exceed five pages including figures and appendices (minimum 12 pt. type size).
·         References are NOT included in this 5-page limit.
·         Proposals must describe an actual research project.
·         Applicant is encouraged to seek help from potential mentor(s) in writing the project description.

6.        Statement of relevance to the NOAA Climate and Global Change Program (one-page limit).
7.        Host Institution Materials - Host materials should be provided to applicant by 2 April and submitted as part of the application.(Please see How Hosting Institutions Apply<https://cpaess.ucar.edu/cgc/how-hosting-institutions-apply> for more information)
·         Your Statement of relevance should enhance and complement the research goals outlined at the NOAA Climate Programs Office<http://www.cpo.noaa.gov/>website, and
·         Address the broader impact of your research to the community at large.
·         Letter of Intent - in the case of specific laboratory needs, a letter should accompany the application from the specific institution willing to provide the resources.
·         Curriculum vitae
·         Mentoring Plan
·         List of current and pending research support

Step 1. To begin the application process, at the bottom of this page click "New Resume/CV." The next page presents options for you to submit your materials. Select "Upload a resume/CV document."

Step 2. You will then be prompted to submit your résumé or CV.  Click "Browse" to find your file on your computer. At this point, upload your complete application as one (1) PDF document.

Step 3.  Continue the application process as prompted. Step 4 of the online application process will ask you if you want to upload additional documentation. Ignore this step.

Questions on the OpenHire application process may be addressed to Randy Schalhamer at hrrecruiting at ucar.edu, or 303-497-8703.

Step 4. Please have reference letters sent by email to UCAR Cooperative Program for the Advancement of Earth System Science at cpaess-apply at ucar.edu<mailto:cpaess-apply at ucar.edu>:

·         Applicants are responsible for contacting four referees to have letters sent to UCAR/CPAESS by the application deadline. One letter must be from thesis advisor, but not from a potential host, and letters from more than one institution are encouraged. Referees should be directed to online reference requirements<http://www.vsp.ucar.edu/Heliophysics/post-apply-reference.shtml>.

General questions regarding this fellowship program may be addressed to cpaess-apply at ucar.edu<mailto:cpaess-apply at ucar.edu> or 303-497-1605.

The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer that strives to develop and maintain a diverse workforce. UCAR is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy.

Whatever your intersection of identities, you are welcome at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). We are committed to inclusivity and promoting an equitable environment that values and respects the uniqueness of all members of our organization.
Job Location
Various, Colorado, United States
Position Type
Appointment Type
Term Full-Time (T1)

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