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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

Opportunities

for

Graduate Students

and

Postdoctoral Fellows

at the

National Center for Atmospheric Research

Maura Hagan, Director

NCAR/ASP


Advanced study program graduate student visitor program

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


Opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at the

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


Opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at the

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


Opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at the

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


Opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at the

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


Opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at the

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


Opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at the

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

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