Post-Doctoral Program

ACD Specifically Advertised Positions

Post-doc positions are advertised on the NCAR job site when available. The specific qualifications are listed on the job application.

NCAR Post-doc Program

The postdoctoral program is administered by the Advanced Study Program. It provides an opportunity for recent-Ph.D. scientists to continue to pursue their research interests in atmospheric and related science. The program also invites postdoctoral physicists, chemists, applied mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers, and specialists from related disciplines such as biology, geology, science education, economics, and geography, to apply their training to research in the atmospheric sciences.

The primary goal is to develop the careers of recent Ph.D. graduates. It also encourages independence and creativity while providing an environment in which postdocs interact with and receive advice from experienced scientists. Postdocs develop research projects in collaboration with NCAR scientists, but all are expected to choose their own research directions and are responsible for the design and conduct of their own projects.

Postdocs have direct access to supercomputers and other research facilities. Special needs need to be arranged in advance.


An applicant must have a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree granted in an area related to NCAR science during the four years preceding the application date, or must be able to complete such a degree and finish all thesis revisions and defense before starting the NCAR appointment. Scientists with more experience should apply as visiting scientist. We encourage applications from women and minorities. There are no restrictions for foreign applicants.

Previous and Current Year Postdocs

FY2010 Postdocs

FY 2009 Postdocs

FY 2008 Postdocs

FY 2007 Postdocs

Charles Bardeen

Charles Bardeen

Kelley Barsanti

Rebecca Anderson

Rebecca Batchelor

Luciana Rizzo

Luciana Rizzo

Kelly Barsanti

Anne Boynard

Jeff Taylor

Simone Tilmes

Christelle Barthe

Natalia Calvo Fernandez

Jun Zhao

Jun Zhao

Alma Hodzic

Jia Hu

Jeff Rathbone

Jasper Kok

Luciana Rizzo

Marielle Saunois

Simone Tilmes

Jeff Taylor

Catherine Wespes

Paul Winkler

Jun Zhao