CEDAR email: Scientist I position in upper atmosphere physics at HAO/NCAR

Gang Lu ganglu at ucar.edu
Mon Aug 31 21:09:09 MDT 2015

The High Altitude Observatory (HAO) of the National Center for Atmospheric
Research (NCAR) is seeking candidates for a ladder-track Scientist I
position to conduct research on modeling and analyzing physical processes
in the Earth's ionosphere and thermosphere, and their connections with the
broader solar-terrestrial environment, in support of the HAO mission "to
understand the behavior of the Sun and its impact on the Earth, to support,
enhance, and extend the capabilities of the university community and the
broader scientific community, nationally and internationally, and to foster
the transfer of knowledge and technology." HAO is a center of development
for community models of the coupled atmosphere-thermosphere-ionosphere
system, including the Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model-eXtension
(WACCM-X). The scientist selected for this position will play a leading
role in fundamental research into ionosphere-thermosphere physics, in
development of community models, and in the application of these models to
study the Sun-Earth system. Information about HAO and NCAR can be found at

Duties of this position include:

- Conduct independent and collaborative research, model development, and
numerical experimentation to support HAO's research objectives with a focus
on addressing outstanding questions in ionosphere-thermosphere physics;

- Contribute to NCAR and HAO programs through leadership and participation
in high-priority projects such as the development of the coupled
atmosphere-thermosphere-ionosphere models as well as data assimilation

- Interact with scientists throughout NCAR and in the university community
on research topics related to space weather and Sun-climate interactions;

- Provide service to the community through external committees,
editorships, reviews, education/outreach, professional society activities,
communicating science to the public, professional development of
staff/visitors, student mentoring, and/or diversity efforts;

- Communicate research results by publishing papers in scientific journals
and by giving presentations at national and international meetings.

The successful candidate has the opportunity to develop an independent
research program within the broad guidelines of the HAO strategic plan and
to shape future plans. His/her research is expected to take advantage of
and contribute to NCAR as a national center.  The position comes with a
share of HAO’s administrative and computing support. Additional support may
be garnered through competitive grants.

To apply for this position, visit UCAR Human Resources wensite at


A Ph.D. in space physics or related science is required. Applicants should
supply a cover letter, a statement of research interests and how they might
contribute to the HAO mission and strategic plan, a current CV, and the
names of four potential references. Initial consideration will be given to
applications received prior to October 21, 2015. Thereafter, applications
will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.
NCAR is an *equal opportunity employer*
<http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf>. We
evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion,
gender, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation,
domestic partner status, disability, or veteran status.
Gang Lu
High Altitude Observatory
National Center for Atmospheric Research
3080 Center Green Drive, Boulder, CO 80301
email: ganglu at ucar.edu
Phone: 303-497-1554 (office); 303-495-9990 (cell)
Fax: 303-497-1589
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