The NCAR Mesa Lab will be closed to the public on Saturday morning, July 20, until noon.

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We offer early career scientists an opportunity to conduct independent research, build their professional network, and connect with mentors across NCAR. 

Our goal is to support and enhance postdoctoral training and professional development, to build a community amongst postdocs, and to provide resources across NCAR|UCAR for postdocs and their mentors. We provide regular career development workshops to support career development, and materials for postdocs and mentors. Topics include preparing job applications for academia and the private sector, proposal writing, communicating with the media, and diversity training, amongst other subjects.  

Our flagship opportunity with the Advanced Study Program has been a part of NCAR for over 50 years and has sponsored more than 500 postdoctoral scientists. Many former fellows now occupy prominent positions in the university community or at NCAR. Atmospheric scientists, physicists, chemists, applied mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers, and specialists from related disciplines such as biology, geology, science education, economics, and geography can participate in ASP and contribute to innovation and creativity at NCAR.