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Whether you're a scientist seeking to help solve the riddles of our complex Earth system, a computing guru hungry for greater challenges, an administrative support person yearning to contribute your experience, or you're just starting out on your career path, we think you'll like what you find at NSF NCAR and UCAR.

Working at NSF NCAR and UCAR goes far beyond just having a job to make ends meet. Our staff have the opportunity to follow their curiosity, continue to grow their skills, and perhaps most importantly, contribute to a mission that is perhaps more important now than ever before. NSF NCAR and UCAR are dedicated to improving our understanding of the Earth system and transferring our knowledge and technology for the betterment of life on Earth. Our society is facing environmental challenges on a grand scale — from megafires and drought to extreme weather and solar storms. Our organization is positioned to help tackle these challenges by providing actionable information that can safeguard lives and livelihoods in the face of these potential disasters. We engage and enable research in Earth system science with and for society.

Every job at NSF NCAR and UCAR helps contribute to this work, from maintaining our buildings to working on our computer models to handling payroll. 

We value our employee’s commitment to our mission, and in return we are committed to the well-being of our employees. We are a family-friendly workplace that offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package and we work hard to create a diverse, inclusive, equitable, and welcoming environment for everyone. Learn more about our benefits; diversity, equity, and inclusion commitment; and living on Colorado’s Front Range by clicking on the links below.


The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer that strives to develop and maintain a diverse workforce. UCAR is committed to providing equal opportunity for all program participants, employees and applicants for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Find more information about your rights regarding workplace non-discrimination.

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UCAR is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation to participate in UCAR Programs or the job application or interview process, contact Hannah Dennis at hdennis@ucar.edu.


Any person excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy, genetic information, or disability, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law should promptly report the matter to the UCAR Chief Human Resource Officer at hperman@ucar.edu, who serves as UCAR’s Section 504, Title VI, Title VII and Title IX coordinator.