The Atmospheric Chemistry Observations and Modeling Laboratory (ACOM) is one of seven labs that make the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). ACOM research focuses on advancing understanding and predictive capability for atmospheric composition and related processes. Research is organized around two major themes - Air quality Prediction and Weather-Chemistry-Climate interactions. ACOM is involved within the community with opportunities for students to take part in the Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science Program (SOARS), and hosting scientists from institutions around the world via the ACOM Visitor Program. ACOM is vital to  the overall success of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and the lab helps contribute knowledge to the scientific and civilian communities alike, using the latest technologies to complete field campaigns and projects, helping progress the ever-changing dynamics of atmospheric science.

Search committee

  • Jean-François Lamarque, Chair, NCAR Associate Director, Climate & Global Dynamics Laboratory (CGD)
  • Adriana Raudzens Bailey, Scientist I, NCAR-Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL)
  • Kelley Barsanti, Associate Professor, University of California at Riverside, CA
  • Nick Davis, Scientist I, NCAR-Atmospheric Chemistry Observations & Modeling Laboratory (ACOM)
  • Dave Fahey, Director of ESRL Chemical Sciences Division, NOAA
  • Becky Hornbrook, Project Scientist II, NCAR-Atmospheric Chemistry Observations & Modeling Laboratory (ACOM)
  • Hanli Liu, Senior Scientist, NCAR-High Altitude Observatory (HAO)
  • Chris Snyder, Senior Scientist Section Head, NCAR-Mesoscale & Microscale Meteorology (MMM)
  • A.R. Ravishankara, Chemistry Professor, Colorado State University
  • Anne Thompson, Senior Scientist for Atmospheric Chemistry, NASA
  • Christine Wiedinmyer, Associate Director for Science, CIRES

What we offer

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

Leadership profile

The opportunity overview, role, qualifications, personal qualities, and opportunities and expectations for leadership can all be found in the leadership profile.

Timeline for recruitment and interviews

  • Job posted: 12/9/2019 to 1/24/2020
  • Interviews: 2/18/2020 to 2/21/2020

Opportunity & how to apply

Those interested, please apply or nominate an applicant.


We are also hiring for our High Altitude Observation (HAO) Lab Director and the Mesoscale &Microscale Meteorology (MMM) Lab Director!