NCAR Advanced Study Program (ASP) and High Altitude Observatory (HAO: Boulder, Colorado) – Postdoc Positions, Application Deadline January 4, 2019

December 15, 2018, from Richard Morton

The Advanced Study Program (ASP) Postdoctoral Fellowship is an excellent opportunity to conduct independent research at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). Early career Ph.D. scientists interested in theoretical, experimental and observational studies of the Sun and Earth’s upper atmosphere are encouraged to apply to the ASP and select the High Altitude Observatory (HAO) as the preferred NCAR unit.

Successful applicants will pursue research, in collaboration with members of NCAR and HAO scientific staff, on a wide range of topics, including study of the Earth’s ionosphere, thermosphere, and magnetosphere; observations and simulations of coronal mass ejections; spectro-polarimetric observations and their interpretation using HAO instrumentation and data inversion tools; probing solar magnetism through observations and modeling; and instrument development.

Postdoctoral fellows are appointed for a maximum of two years, typically beginning in October 2019; some flexibility is possible on the specific times of arrival and departure. Fellowships must begin by January 31, 2020.

The application deadline is January 4, 2019.
See for further detail about HAO, and see the ASP website for complete application details: Contact Caitlyn Erdesz ( or Matthias Rempel ( for further information.

ASP Postdoctoral Fellowships in HAO will be granted on the basis of proven scientific ability and relevance to HAO research programs. Applications are accepted through NCAR ASP ( Applicants should specify HAO as the preferred NCAR unit to be considered for ASP fellowships within HAO. Offers will be made no later than April 2019.