UCAR Update – December 2011

Opportunities, resources, and deadlines for university faculty and students

December 2011 - In this issue

Seeking large-scale climate-related proposals for CISL computing
Warner Internship for Science Enrichment
Current job openings at UCAR
Opportunities beyond UCAR
Reminders from previous issues

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Seeking large-scale climate-related proposals for CISL computing

The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) is soliciting proposals for the use of the NCAR-based Climate Simulation Laboratory (CSL) computing facilities, beginning 1 August 2012, and continuing through 31 January 2014. The deadline for submitting proposals is 20 February 2012. If you are currently using the CSL and wish to continue using the facility after June 2012, please submit your renewal proposal and a progress report by the February 20 deadline.

The multi-agency CSL computing facility was established in 1995 and is dedicated to climate modeling in support of the USGCRP. The CSL provides high-performance computing and data storage systems to support large-scale, long-running simulations of the Earth’s climate system. This round of CSL allocations will have access to NCAR’s forthcoming petascale Yellowstone system, a 1.55-PFLOPs IBM iDataPlex cluster, as well as its associated storage, data analysis, and visualization resources.

Submission deadline: 20 February 2012
Contact: David Hart, NCAR/CISL, 303-497-1234
More on Yellowstone
More on CSL, including submission instructions

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Warner Internship for Science Enrichment

Colleagues of the late Thomas Warner have established the Warner Internship for Science Enrichment (WISE), a memorial fund in honor of Warner’s involvement in mentorship and education as an NCAR scientist and a faculty member at Pennsylvania State University and the University of Colorado Boulder. This program is supported by donations. To learn more about this fellowship program, please write to WarnerSymposium@rap.ucar.edu.

A symposium at NCAR on 2 December paid tribute to Warner. More background can be found in a related UCAR Magazine article. 

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Current job openings at UCAR

Below are the titles of scientific positions now open at UCAR/NCAR/UCP, along with the relevant tracking codes. All jobs are based in Boulder unless otherwise indicated.

  • Advanced Study Program (ASP) Postdoctoral Fellowship Recruitment (12054)
  • Associate Scientist (12056), UCP/VSP, Chanhassen, MN
  • Climate and Statistics Postdoctoral Fellow (12057), NCAR/CISL/IMAGe
  • Jack Eddy Postdoctoral Fellowship (11175), UCP/VSP, various U.S. locations
  • NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship (11176), UCP/VSP, various U.S. locations
  • PACE (Postdocs Applying Climate Expertise) Postdoctoral Fellowship (11179), UCP/VSP, various U.S. locations

Applicants can view the full descriptions for these and other positions online.

Contact: UCAR Human Resources
Careers at UCAR

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Opportunities beyond UCAR

Below is a summary of faculty positions, postgraduate fellowships, and other career opportunities now available at UCAR members and affiliates and other institutions in the atmospheric and related sciences.

  • University of Oklahoma: Assistant or Associate Professor of Meteorology
  • EGU General Assembly 2012 (22–27 April): Arctic climate change
  • Goldschmidt Conference 2012 (24–29 June): Earth in Evolution
  • University of Nevada, Reno: Tenure-track Faculty/State Climatologist
  • Arizona State University: Climate - Assistant or Associate Professor
  • Southwest Climate Science Center (SWCSC): Climate Research (PDF)
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology: Scientist/Postdoc in LES/Boundary Layer Meteorology
  • University of Northern Colorado: Assistant Professor of Meteorology

These listings have been posted within the last month at the “Opportunities Beyond UCAR” website (see below), which includes links to more detail on these positions, previously posted positions, and ongoing opportunities.

Contact: Michelle Flores, UCAR Governance, 303-497-2115
Opportunities beyond UCAR

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Reminders from previous issues

SIParCS now accepting applications for summer 2012
Application deadline: 3 February 2012

Early-use computing opportunities on Yellowstone
Details and requirements for NSF-supported university researchers
Details and requirements for NCAR researchers
Extended application deadline: 5 March 2012

SOARS now accepting applications for summer 2012
Application deadline: 1 February 2012

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