The Computational & Information Systems Laboratory (CISL) is one of eight labs that make up the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). CISL provides state-of-the-art high-performance computing (HPC) and storage systems, cyberinfrastructure leadership, expertise in data science, visualization, machine learning, and code optimization. This expertise is brought to bear in enabling researchers from universities, government agencies, and NCAR to advance climate, weather, and related Earth system science.

Leadership profile

The opportunity overview, role, qualifications, personal qualities, and opportunities and expectations in our leadership profile, learn more.

What we offer

UCAR offers excellent benefits. A detail of those available to the EOL Director can be found in our benefits summary

Timeline for recruitment and interviews

  • Job posted: March 6th for full consideration
  • Interviews: June 16-23, 2023

Procedure for Candidacy

Issacson, Miller is assisting NCAR in this search. Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should visit Isaacson, Miller’s candidate portal to apply.

Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in this Leadership Profile, and a Diversity Statement (include how you build a psychological safe environment, how you you know psychological safety is achieved with examples of how you've built diverse, equitable and inclusive environments on project and programs you've led).

Nominations and inquiries can be directed to the Isaacson, Miller consultants supporting this search; Vijay Saraswat and Micah Pierce are leading this search with Raul Bernal. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Raul Bernal at

Search Committee

Holly Gilbert (Chair) Associate and Lab Director, HAO - NCAR
Ray Ban (Co-Chair) UCAR Board of Trustees Member
Irfan Elahi Director of High-Performance Computing Division, CISL - NCAR
Tsenger Lee Program Manager, NASA
Sheri Mickelson Software Engineer 3, CISL - NCAR
Irene Qualters Associate Laboratory Director for Simulation and Computation, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Falko Judt Scientist 2, MMM - NCAR