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[Met-jobs] Postdocs Applying Climate Expertise (PACE) Postdoctoral Fellowships at UCAR (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.rdg.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Thu, 31 Mar 2016 17:26:51 +0000

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PACE Fellowships

Postdocs Applying Climate Expertise
“Keeping pace with a changing climate”

2016 Call for Applications
Deadline: 13 May 2016

The UCAR Visiting Scientist Programs (VSP) announces the 2016 call for
applications to the Postdocs Applying Climate Expertise (PACE)
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.   The goals of the program are to:

• Grow the pool of scientists qualified to work at the interface between
climate science and its applications;
• Transition advances in climate science and climate prediction into
climate-related decision making tools and frameworks; and
• Increase and strengthen collaborations between climate research
institutions and decision-making institutions across all sectors.

Postdoctoral scientists undertake research projects and develop tools
that will apply climate prediction information to climate-impacted
decisions. The work is conducted under the specification and direction
of institutional mentoring partners.  This year there are two projects
for applicants to choose from:

1.     Food security and climate adaptation in Southern Africa, Eastern
Africa or Central America. Position located in California.

2.     Emphasis on research related to climate change and potential
impacts on the Everglades restoration effort. Position located in Florida.

Postdoctoral Applications
The program seeks recent or anticipated PhDs who have expertise in
climate science and who are interested in applying their knowledge of
the climate system to increase decision-making capacity in
climate-sensitive sectors.

The application process entails two steps:
1) Applicants submit a cover letter, vitae, one to two pages describing
in detail your qualifications as a climate expert, which includes a
statement of motivation for wanting this fellowship, three to four
professional reference letters (sent by the referee directly to VSP), a
description of PhD thesis research, and PhD and Master’s thesis titles
and abstracts. Applications are judged primarily on the quality of
climate research education and background. Due date is 13 May 2016.

2) Finalists are notified by 15 June and are then provided information
on the two 2016 hosting partner institutions and specific projects. To
complete the application process, finalists write a short proposal to
address the climate issues of interest to the decision-making
institution. This portion of the application is due by 15 July 2016.
PACE fellows are UCAR employees and receive a fixed annual salary plus a
generous UCAR benefits package  (health and dental insurance, paid time
off, paid holidays, employer contribution to a TIAA/CREF retirement
fund, and life insurance).  A relocation allowance and an allowance for
travel during the appointment are provided.

For more information about the program and detailed instructions on how
to apply, please visit: <www.vsp.ucar.edu/pace>. Still have questions?
Please call (303) 497-1605 or e-mail <vspapply@ucar.edu>.

UCAR is an EO/AAE who values and encourages diversity in the workplace.




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