How Postdoctorates Apply

The application link will be live by mid-September, or earlier!

Deadline: 13 Jan 2017, 5:00PM MST


The UCAR Visiting Scientist Programs announces the annual call for applications for the Jack Eddy Postdoctoral Fellowships.  Several new appointments will be made.  The recruitment period ends January 13, 2017.

UCAR postdoctoral positions are generally for two years with the second year based on continued program funding.  Successful applicants in this program work under the mentorship of host scientists in areas of mutual interest.

Partial relocation costs paid per UCAR’s relocation policy.


To train the next generation of researchers needed in the emerging field of Heliophysics (the broad field of Sun-Earth connections).  The program is sponsored by the NASA Living With a Star (LWS) Program



  • Conducting independent or collaborative research under a proposed plan related to the goals of the program.
  • Documenting the results of the research in scientific publications, and presents these results at seminars and conferences.
  • Pursuing outside activities that advance professional growth, which may include contributing to educational programs, serving on committees, and attending workshops.


Education and Experience:

  • Ph.D. in related science
  • Preference is given to new graduates who are seeking their first fellowship and who have held a PhD for no more than three years.
  • Awardees must change institutions, in the absence of compelling circumstances. If you intend on not changing, please set out details in your cover letter.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work independently and conduct research with minimal supervision.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.


You Must apply online at the UCAR career Opportunities Page

Before you begin the OpenHire process please prepare your application in one (1) PDF document, in the order listed below:

  1. Cover letter identifying the name of this program, potential host and location
  2. Curriculum vitae,  including publication list
  3. Names, addresses and email of four professional references
  4. PhD dissertation abstract, including title
  5. Titled project description, not to exceed five pages including figures and appendices but not references. Proposals must describe an actual research project. Applicants are encouraged to coordinate with host in writing proposal.
    1. References are NOT included in this 5-page limit.

  6. Statement of relevance to the NASA Living with a Star program, not to exceed one page. (See

Step 1. 

When you begin the application process you will see the screen below. Select “Upload a résumé/CV document”.  

Step 2. 

You will then be prompted to submit your résumé or CV as seen below.  At this point Upload your complete application as one (1) PDF document.
Step 3.  

Continue the application process as prompted.

Questions on the OpenHire application process may be addressed to Randy Schalhamer, or 303-497-8703.

Step 4.  

Please have reference letters sent by email to UCAR Visiting Scientist Programs at

  • Applicants are responsible for contacting four referees to have letters sent to UCAR/VSP by the application deadline. One letter must be from thesis advisor, but not from a potential host, and letters from more than one institution are encouraged. Referees should be directed to Letters of Reference.

Questions on the VSP application process may be addressed to, or 303-497-1605.

U.S. citizenship is not required to participate in this program, but the selected postdoctoral fellows must be hosted at a U.S. research institution. Jack Eddy fellows are UCAR employees and receive a fixed annual salary plus UCAR's benefits (health and dental insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, TIAA retirement fund, and life insurance). A relocation allowance and an allowance for travel during the appointment are provided. See Stipend & Benefits for details.

NASA Living With a Star, Heliophysics Division sponsors this program.
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