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Deadline for submissions: 12 January 2018

Announcing the 2018 call for applications to the Jack Eddy Postdoctoral Fellowships, sponsored by the NASA Living With a Star (LWS) program. The fellowships are designed to train the next generation of researchers in the emerging field of Heliophysics.

Heliophysics embraces all science aspects of the Sun-Solar System, and includes many of the basic physical processes found in our solar system, the laboratory, and throughout the universe. These processes generally involve the interactions of ionized gases (plasmas) with gravitational and electro-magnetic (both radiation and DC) fields, and with neutral matter. The physical domain of interest ranges from deep inside the Sun to the Earth’s upper atmosphere. Within this broad science discipline, LWS is a program designed to develop the scientific understanding required for the Nation to address effectively those aspects of the Sun-Earth system that affect life and society.

This position is for a Program Specialist position for the Modeling, Analysis, Predictions and Projections (MAPP) Program as part of the Climate Program Office for the benefit of the program’s scientific community and its stakeholders.  The MAPP program is one of three programs that constitute the Climate Program Office/Earth System Science and Modeling Division portfolio. The incumbent is responsible for providing research expertise and leadership in the development of scientific and programmatic plans and their implementation for the MAPP Program, whose mission is to enhance the capability to understand, predict, and project variability and changes in Earth's climate system. The incumbent will play a leadership role in all aspects of the MAPP program including contributing to and/or providing vision and strategy for attaining program goals, program implementation, program representation and outreach.

The Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (JCSDA) mission is to improve and accelerate the uses of research and operational satellite data in numerical weather and climate prediction models among its partner agencies - NASA, NOAA, and the DoD. The work is accomplished through well-defined joint projects, approved by the Management Oversight Board (MOB). Each project is managed by a subject matter expert, and is overseen by an Executive Team (ET) consisting of the Director, Associate Directors (one from each partner), and the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).  

The central role of the Executive Officer is to provide effective communication and coordination between the science Project Leads and the Executive Team (primarily through the Director and the CAO), to ensure that projects achieve their objectives effectively and on schedule, and with the ET sufficiently well-informed of the status of each project to provide guidance and assistance to keep them on track and to respond to new opportunities and challenges as appropriate.  Another primary role of the Executive Officer is to provide effective coordination, communication, and organization between the JCSDA partner agencies at the level of the Executive Team, to ensure that best practices are used to plan, execute, and report, the activities of the JCSDA.

This position will be located in College Park, MD.

Applications are accepted at anytime, and are reviewed on a rolling basis.


Short-term Research Collaboration Opportunities at

NOAA ‘s National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP)

Managed by UCAR’s Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science (CPAESS)

We are seeking research project proposals from scientists in academia, government laboratories, non-profit and private sectors to interact with colleagues at NCEP.

NCEP delivers national and global weather, water, climate and space weather guidance, forecasts, warnings and analyses to a broad range of users and partners. These products and services respond to user needs to protect life and property, enhance the nation's economy, and support the nation's growing need for environmental information.

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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