Postdoctoral Programs

ASP postdocs at a reception

If you are looking to launch your STEM career, NCAR offers postdoctoral research programs for young professionals.

NCAR seeks to build the next generation of world-leading scientists by supporting postdoctoral researchers with a dynamic network of researchers, scientists, and mentors. 

Over the past fifty years, NCAR’s Advanced Study Program has sponsored over 500 postdoctoral researchers, in fields ranging from atmospheric science to chemistry to applied math to geology. These alumni have gone on to careers at prominent research positions, including positions within NCAR.

Postdoctoral researchers have opportunities to pursue professional career development in key skills such as grant writing, public speaking, and the peer review process.

Opportunities at NCAR | UCAR |UCP

Career Development for Postdocs

The NCAR Fellows Association provides career and professional guidance, and develops a supportive community for postdocs, graduate students, and early-career staff. The Fellows Association hosts regular workshops and events throughout the year, which are led by NCAR scientists and staff, and faculty from our university community.

Advanced Study Program

The Advanced Study Program provides an opportunity to conduct independent research at NCAR. ASP postdoctoral fellowsgraduate visitors, and GVP Bridge fellows are part of a collaborative cohort, are mentored by leading NCAR scientists and engineers, and benefit from the breadth of science and training taking place at NCAR.

HAO Postdoctoral Fellowships

NCAR's High Altitude Observatory offers two-year postdoctoral fellowships to early career Ph.D. scientists interested in theoretical, experimental, and observational studies of the Sun and Earth’s upper atmosphere.

NOAA Climate & Global Change Postdoctoral Program

This CPAESS postdoctoral programs aims to create and train the next generation of leading researchers needed for climate studies. The program focuses on observing, understanding, modeling, and predicting climate variability and change on seasonal and longer time scales.

NOAA Bill Lapenta Internship

The NOAA Bill Lapenta Internship Program matches students with NOAA mentors to study a breadth of work from modelling and programming, to new data analysis techniques, and the incorporation of social science to communicate science. 

Project-Specific Employment

Specific projects at NCAR and UCAR may have openings for postdocs. Those opportunities are posted on our career portal as they become available.