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UCAR Update

July 2008


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In brief
Current job openings at UCAR
Climate and global change postdocs sought for 2009
VSP recruiting for NESDIS visiting scientist
New from COMET: Hydrologic forecasts, satellite-derived products
Reminders from previous issues


Current job openings at UCAR

Beginning with this issue, UCAR Update will highlight current doctoral-level openings at UCAR/NCAR/UOP. Here are the doctoral-level positions now open, along with the relevant tracking codes. All jobs are based in Boulder unless otherwise indicated.

  • Climate Modeling Research Scientist (8146)
  • Climate Modeling Scientist I/II (8145)
  • Project Scientist I (8158)
  • Space Weather Remote Sensing Project Scientist I (8102)

Applicants can view the full descriptions for these and other positions at a website maintained by UCAR Human Resources (see the URL below; click on "Current Open Positions"). A newly streamlined service allows applicants to create and maintain profiles of their resumes and curriculum vitae. It also allows users to set up "job agents" that will notify a user by e-mail when a job is posted that matches his or her skill set.

To apply for a particular position, please follow the instructions on the page of open positions.

Contact: UCAR Human Resources
Careers at UCAR


Climate and global change postdocs sought for 2009
Applications are now being accepted for 2009 entry in the NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. UOP/VSP manages this NOAA-sponsored program, which pairs recently graduated postdoctorates with host scientists at U.S. institutions to work in an area of mutual interest. The objective is to help create the next generation of climate researchers. The program offers two-year postdoctoral fellowships reviewed annually. Fellows receive a fixed annual salary and a full line of UCAR employee benefits. See the VSP website below for more details, including application procedures.

Contact: Julie Cross, UOP/VSP, 303-497-8634
UOP Visiting Scientist Programs


VSP recruiting for NESDIS visiting scientist
UOP/VSP is recruiting a visiting scientist to work at the Office of Research and Applications in NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS), located in Camp Springs, Maryland. This position has been reopened and applications will be reviewed on receipt. The position will remain open until filled.

The selected scientist will be involved in studying the operational impact of satellite surface vector wind on numerical weather prediction. The position will be within the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (JCSDA), working in close partnership with personnel at the NESDIS Ocean Surface Winds Team, NWS/National Centers for Environmental Prediction, and OAR/Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorology Laboratory. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in atmospheric, oceanic, physics or related sciences. See the VSP website below for more details, including application procedures.

Contact: Julie Cross, UOP/VSP, 303-497-8634
UOP Visiting Scientist Programs


New from COMET: Hydrologic forecasts, satellite-derived products
Below are details of two new online publications available from UOP/COMET. Please see the accompanying Web links for more details.

Introduction to Verification of Hydrologic Forecasts
This module offers a comprehensive description of a set of common verification measures for hydrologic forecasts, both deterministic and probabilistic. Through rich illustrations, animations, and interactions, the module explains how these verification measures can provide valuable information to users with varying needs.

Creating Meteorological Products from Satellite Data
This module presents an overview of how satellite data are turned into products used by operational forecasters and research and educational communities. It describes relatively simple image manipulation techniques that can highlight properties such as wind-blown dust, vegetation, and cloud phase. The module also covers advanced products that use the thousands of channels on hyperspectral instruments to derive a variety of parameters related to aerosols, trace gases, cloud microphysics, and other phenomena.

Contact: Hildy Kane, UOP/COMET, 303-497-8470
COMET MetEd site


Reminders from previous issues

Latin American Data Workshop

VSP opportunities at NOAA: Postdoctoral researcher, GFDL
Application deadline: 1 August


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