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Opportunities for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows at the National Center for Atmospheric Research Maura Hagan, Director NCAR/ASP.

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Opportunities

for

Graduate Students

and

Postdoctoral Fellows

at the

National Center for Atmospheric Research

Maura Hagan, Director

NCAR/ASP


Opportunities for NCAR staff to host graduate students and support them in their thesis research at NCAR with the endorsement of their University advisors

Funding for 3-12 month student visits; travel and per diem

Funding for 1-2 visits by faculty advisor of up to 2 weeks at a time

Advanced Study ProgramGraduate Student Visitor Program

Sharmila Padmanabhan, Colorado State University (EOL)

  • Student visitor participation in ASP career development and social activities

  • During its inaugural year, 19 students and 13 advisors came to NCAR under GVP auspices

  • 18 applications received for new visits starting before January 2008

  • 10 students and 10 advisors will be funded

Michelle Hawkins, Howard University (ACD) with Robert Houze, ASP Thompson Lecturer


Postdoctoral Opportunities at NCAR

Targeted searches for scientists who will make well-defined contributions to specific projects

  • Term appointments of variable duration

  • Supervised by an NCAR scientist or engineer

    Advanced Study Program Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • 2-year appointments*

  • Academic freedom with scientific mentoring team; NCAR collaborators and ASP Director

  • Competitive and prestigious position

  • Alumnae become scientific leaders

www.asp.ucar.edu


NCAR/ASP Scientific Purview

Atmospheric and Related Sciences

  • Atmospheric and Ocean Dynamics

  • Atmospheric Chemistry & Biogeochemistry

  • Mesoscale Meteorology and Weather Prediction

  • Climate Science and Global Change

  • Solar Physics and Solar-Terrestrial Interactions

  • Atmospheric Physics

  • Social Science

  • Computational Science, Applied Mathematics, and Numerical Methods

  • Technology for Atmospheric and Solar Measurements

  • Science Education and Capacity Building


Support for NCAR Fellows

Salary and Benefits

  • $51,000 in year 1

  • $53,000 in year 2

  • Life, Health & Dental Insurance

  • TIAA/CREF Retirement Plan

Other Financial Support in ASP

  • Up to $1000 for relocation expenses

  • Up to $750 for shipping and storing personal belongings

  • $2000 Annual Travel Stipend

  • Opportunities to obtain additional support for travel and equipment


ASP Support for NCAR Fellows

ASP Program Elements

  • Research Planning Meetings

  • Job-Search Guidance & Assistance

  • Research Reviews

  • Seminar & Lecture Series

  • Travel/Equipment Competition

Activities for All NCAR Fellows

  • Annual Retreat

  • Career Development Seminars

  • NCAR Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Fellows Association

  • Socials

  • Support for Education & Outreach


Select ASP MetricsPostdoctoral Fellows

Heritage

  • Part of NCAR for 42 years

  • Supported > 425 postdoctoral positions

  • Approximately 10 appointments per year

  • Exposure to a breadth of science

  • Derive future collaborations from postdoctoral associations

Recent Workforce Impact (2003-2005):

  • 7 ASP postdocs -- university faculty positions

  • 7 ASP postdocs -- NCAR “ladder” scientists

  • 8 ASP postdocs -- “other” NCAR scientists

  • 16 ASP postdocs -- research/postdoc positions


ASP Postdoctoral Fellowship ApplicationDeadline - 5 January 2008www.asp.ucar.edu/pdfp/pd_announcement.jsp

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