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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 NCAR and UCAR.

Working at 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. 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 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.

We know that applying to a new job can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially if you have questions about our benefits, family and leave policies, health coverage, accessibility, or other needs. We want you to be fully informed about any decision you might make to work here, and we will support you in understanding our work environment and benefits at any point in the process. You can reach out to our HR team in confidence to ask questions completely independent from the employment application process. The team will not share any aspect of your inquiry with the hiring manager or committee, and we will do our best to answer all your questions so you can make the decisions that are right for you and your family.  

Questions about the process or just in general? Please feel free to reach out to hrrecruiting@ucar.edu at any time. 

Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Protocols

Employment at UCAR is contingent upon your compliance with all UCAR and National Science Foundation (NSF) safety protocols and mitigation efforts directed at the COVID-19 pandemic. On December 8, 2021, UCAR will require all employees to be immunized against COVID-19. Upon hire, new employees must be prepared to provide proof of vaccination on your first day of employment. All employees must have completed vaccinations by December 8, 2021.