Postdocs Applying Climate Expertise, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Various, Colorado 

Organization: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Visiting Scientist Programs

Type of opportunity: Post doc, fellowship

UCAR postdoctoral fellowships are for two years based on continued program funding. Successful applicants in this program will be hosted by two mentors: a climate research institution mentor and a decision-making agency mentor. The program has been developed to:

  • Grow the pool of scientists qualified to work at the interface between climate science and its applications.
  • Transition advances in climate science and climate prediction into climate-related decision-making tools and frameworks.
  • Increase and strengthen collaboration between climate research institutions and decision-making institutions across all sectors.

Contact: Questions on the VSP application process may be addressed to or 303-497-1605. Questions on the OpenHire application process may be addressed to Rosie Schranz at, or 303-497-8850.


  • Conducts independent or collaborative research under a proposed plan related to the goals of the program.
  • Documenting the results of the research in scientific publications, and presenting those results at seminars and conferences.
  • Pursuing outside activities that advance professional growth, which may include contributing to educational programs, serving on committees, and attending workshops.

Desired qualifications:

Education and Experience

  • Ph.D. degree related to climate science and climate prediction
  • Preference is given to those who have held a Ph.D. for no more than three years

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to demonstrate climate science expertise
  • Ability to work independently and conduct research with minimal supervision
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

Link to more information: Read the announcement and apply online.

Application deadline: May 13, 2016