NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowships

ucarThe UCAR Visiting Scientist Programs announces the 2014 recruitment for NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellows. The fellowship program has developed an outstanding reputation of attracting the best and the brightest PhDs in the sciences relevant to the NOAA Climate and Global Change Program. Appointed fellows are hosted with a mentoring scientist at U.S. universities and research institutions to work in an area of mutual interest. Applications are due 10 January 2014. Appointments will be announced in March.

Preference is given to those who have held a PhD for no more than three years. Awardees must change institutions and identify a host, who must be at a US institution. A clearly articulated research proposal is particularly important. A steering committee, broadly representing the areas covered by this program, selects the fellows. The selection criteria used by the steering committee in making the awards is available at www.vsp.ucar.edu/cgc

Advanced contact with a potential host is strongly encouraged. Interested host scientists are required to submit a brief letter of intent to host the fellow and a curriculum vita. Hosts are expected to mentor the fellow and cover office, computing, laboratory, and field research needs of the fellow as appropriate.

C&GC fellows are UCAR employees and receive a fixed annual salary plus UCAR’s benefits (health and dental insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, TIAA/CREF retirement fund, and life insurance). Allowances are provided for relocation and scientific travel during the appointment.

For additional information on this program and instructions on how to apply, please visit: www.vsp.ucar.edu/cgc.

Application deadline: 10 January 2014

For further information, call (303) 497-8649 or e-mail vsapply@ucar.edu.