C&GC 2018 Recruitment Announcement


Application Deadline: 6 April 2018.


The UCAR Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science (CPAESS) is pleased to announce that the NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is seeking applications for the 2018 appointments. The fellowship program has an outstanding reputation for attracting the best and the brightest PhDs in the sciences relevant to the NOAA Climate and Global Change Program.

This prestigious NOAA-sponsored program appoints fellows that are hosted by a mentoring scientist at a U.S. university or research institution to work in an area of mutual interest.

The objective of the program is to help create the next generation of leaders in climate research. It endeavors to attract recent PhDs in sciences that address studies with relevance to the NOAA climate research goals.

Desired research areas focus on observing, understanding, modeling, and predicting 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 as well as the study of the underlying physical, chemical, and biological processes.

Preference is given to new graduates who are seeking their first fellowship and who have held a PhD for no more than three years. Awardees must change institutions, in the absence of compelling circumstances, and identify a host at a U.S. institution. A clearly articulated research proposal is particularly important. A steering committee, broadly representing the areas covered by this program, makes recommendations to CPAESS for appointments. The selection criteria used by the steering committee in making the awards may be found at Selection Criteria & Program Policies.

How Postdoctorates Apply

  • 2018 Postdoctoral applicants must apply online at the UCAR Career Opportunities Page. (Advanced contact with a potential host is required.)

How Hosting Institutions Apply

  • Potential host scientists are required to submit a letter of intent, curriculum vita, mentoring plan, and a list of current and pending research support as part of the selection process. Hosts are expected to mentor the fellow, provide a reasonable office environment, a computer workstation, and any other unique research costs.

CPAESS manages this program for NOAA. Appointed fellows become UCAR employees and receive a fixed annual salary plus UCAR’s employment benefits (health, vision and dental insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, TIAA retirement fund, and life insurance). A lump sum relocation allowance and an allowance for travel and publications during the appointment are provided. 

Application Deadline: 6 April 2018.

Appointed fellows are expected to attend and participate in a biennial Summer Institute to share results of their diverse research, develop a sense of community, and discuss the future directions of climate science. Fellows are also invited to attend a lunch gathering at the annual AGU meetings.

For further information please call 303-497-1605 or send an e-mail to: cpaess-apply@ucar.edu.

 

The NOAA Climate Program Office sponsors this program.


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CPAESS CAMP Proposal Website

To submit a proposal to the UCAR Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Program (CAMP), please visit the
CAMP website

 

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CPAESS Contact Information

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