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Postdoctoral Fellow I
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COSMIC Postdoctoral Fellow
Relocation assistance is available for this position.
UCAR/NCAR will sponsor a work visa to fill this position.
Announcement:The COSMIC Program is initiating a postdoctoral fellowship program to support and encourage the advancement and application of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) remote sensing for Earth science. GNSS Radio Occultation (RO) is an expanding observational technique with demonstrated impact on space weather, climate, and numerical weather prediction. The upcoming launch of the COSMIC-2 constellation in the second half of 2018 will usher in a new era of RO technology. When compared to existing RO systems, this operational mission will provide improved data quality, multi-GNSS constellation retrievals, deeper penetration into the moist atmospheric boundary layer, and a higher number of occultations per day. The COSMIC-2 mission will extend the existing data record of RO. With more than 10 million neutral atmospheric profiles, and nearly 5 million ionospheric profiles processed from more than 10 satellite missions across spanning over 20 years, the COSMIC Data Analysis and Archive Center (CDAAC) is recognized as a world leading RO data provider. This fellowship program is designed to support early career scientists who are interested in GNSS remote sensing and would like to begin their career working within a group of scientists with research interests ranging from new retrieval technology, space weather, numerical weather prediction, and climate processes.
Location:All COSMIC fellows will work within the COSMIC program office in Boulder, Colorado. The COSMIC program is one of nine programs within the UCAR Community Programs (UCP) umbrella. Its mission is to develop innovative observational techniques that use signals from Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), and to support the application of these techniques in research and operations for the broader Earth Science Community.
Qualifications:A recent ****.
Application Packages:All applications must include the following elements:
Statement of research, not to exceed three pages (PDF)
Curriculum Vita (PDF)
Transcripts (PDF)
A list of four references (names and email address) (PDF)
The statement of research is a critical component of the application package. It should contain a clear statement of your research interests and how they would align with the broader mission of the COSMIC program.
Appointment Term:The term of the fellowship is expected to be two years, but includes an evaluation after the conclusion of the first year of the program.
Stipend and Benefits:COSMIC Postdoctoral fellows are employees of the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. (UCAR) and receive a fixed annual stipend that is competitive with other institutions. Benefits include health and dental insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, a TIAA/CREF retirement fund and life insurance. Each fellow will also be provided with a travel allowance with the potential for support of publication charges.
The COSMIC Postdoctoral Fellowship is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Additional information regarding the COSMIC program, RO science, and application instructions can be found at:****The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. (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 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.
Whatever your intersection of identities, you are welcome at the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. (UCAR). We are committed to inclusivity and promoting an equitable environment that values and respects the uniqueness of all members of our organization.
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