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The purpose of this announcement is to solicit applications for the NCAR Science Advisor position. This key position was created to serve as a link between NCAR management and NCAR scientists, to represent the NCAR Scientist Assembly (NSA) on the NCAR Executive Committee and Directors' Committee, UCAR Management Council Meetings and the NCAR Internal Science Advisory Committee, and to provide advice to the NCAR Directorate regarding issues that affect NCAR research activities and its staff. This is a replacement, half-time position funded by the Director's Office, with possibility of extension. The Science Advisor must be a member of the NSA who does not currently hold an upper management position (such as Division Director or above). In addition, only Senior Scientists and Senior Research Engineers are eligible for the position. A full description of the Science Advisor position can be found at http://www.ncar.ucar.edu/nsa/advisor.php. The names of the past Science Advisors include:
David Edwards (March 2010 – April 2011)Phil Judge (February 2009-March 2010) Mitch Moncrieff (February 2008- February 2009) Anne Smith (December 2006- January 2008) Piotr Smolarkiewicz (November 2005-December 2006) Joe Tribbia (October 2004-November 2005) To learn more about the NCAR Science Advisor position, please don’t hesitate to contact the current Science Advisor Bette Otto-Bliesner of CGD (she will be completing her term in March), your divisional NSA representative, or the co-chairs of the NSA Executive Committee. Initial consideration will be given to applications received prior to 5:00 pm Mountain Standard Time on Friday, 9 March 2012. Thereafter, applications will be reviewed on an as-needed basis. Applications for the NCAR Science Advisor position need to include a curriculum vitae plus a short statement (maximum 1 page) about your qualifications and why you would like to serve in this capacity. To apply for the position, please use the following URL: http://ucarcareers.silkroad.com.