How Postdoctorates Apply
"Keeping pace with a changing climate"
Deadline: 3 Jan 2014, 5:00PM MST
The UCAR Visiting Scientist Programs announces the annual call for applications for the PACE (Postdocs Applying Climate Expertise) Fellowship Program. Several postdoctoral fellows will be appointed.
UCAR postdoctoral positions are generally for two years with the second year based on continued program funding. Successful applicants in this program will hosted by two mentors: one mentor in climate research, the other mentor in the decision making area.
The program seeks recent or anticipated PhDs who have strong expertise in climate science and who are interested in applying their knowledge of the climate system to increase decision-making capacity in climate-sensitive sectors.
Basic Job Function:
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.
- Conducting 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.
Education and Experience:
- Ph.D. 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 work independently and conduct research with minimal supervision.
- Skill in oral and written communication.
Before you begin the OpenHire process please prepare your application in one (1) PDF document, in the order listed below.
- Cover letter that includes statement of interest and how those interests relate to the PACE goals and objectives
- A one to two page description explaiing why you are a climate expert.
- Curriculum vitae and list of publications, including names and contact information for at least four professional references.
- Ph.D. and Master's thesis titles and abstracts. Description of Ph.D. thesis research (and other research, if appropriate), including general areas of expertise (e.g., regional modeling, drought dynamics, extreme event estimation, etc.).
When you begin the application process you will see the screen below. Select “Upload a résumé/CV document”.
You will then be prompted to submit your résumé or CV as seen below. At this point
Upload your complete application as one (1) PDF document.
Continue the application process as prompted.
Questions on the OpenHire application process may be addressed to email@example.com, or 303-497-8715.
Please have reference letters sent by email to UCAR Visiting Scientist Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Applicants are responsible for contacting at least four referees to have letters sent to UCAR/VSP by the application deadline. One letter may be from thesis advisor and letters from more than one institution are encouraged. Referees should be directed to online reference requirements.
Questions on the VSP application process may be addressed to email@example.com or 303-497-8649.
U.S. citizenship is not required to participate in this program, but the selected postdoctoral fellows must be hosted at a U.S. research institution. Appointed scientists are employees of UCAR. The two-year fellowships include a fixed annual salary and benefits: health & dental insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, mandatory participation in TIAA/CREF retirement fund, and life insurance. A partial relocation allowance is provided as well as an allowance for travel to scientific conferences and other support costs per UCAR’s relocation policy.