Issue 23, April 2003

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The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is recruiting postdoctoral scientists and short-term senior visitors to work in Princeton, New Jersey at NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) as part of the Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI). GFDL conducts fundamental and applied oceanic and atmospheric research on a variety of problems of importance to society and central to NOAA's mission. In the past several years, GFDL has reorganized to develop a new generation of climate and Earth system models to support its research for the coming decade. GFDL expects some of these new postdoctoral positions to evolve into permanent civil service hires as it expands its staff in the next several years. These positions are intended to expedite the development of this new generation of climate models, as well as the climate change research conducted with them. Specific areas identified as priorities for postdoctoral positions are detailed at, including the full text announcement. Application deadlines are 15 January and 15 July. Applications are reviewed twice yearly by a steering committee. Send to UCAR/VSP, PO Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000 USA. For more information, contact 1-303-497-8649 or send email to UCAR is an equal opportunity employer.


The US National Weather Service (NWS) has implemented a Climate Services Partnership Program within the Climate Services Division (CSD) of the Office of Climate, Water and Weather Services in the NWS. The program aims to promote partnerships, improve communication, contribute insights, and share information. Requirements to be accepted in the program include (1) a new partnership the applicant wants to develop or expand; (2) a strong interest in climate prediction and variability; (3) two consecutive weeks for a visit to the Washington, DC area; and a one-hour presentation within the first few days of the visit. The CSD covers the cost of travel and per diem for all participants. Two slots per month are available. To apply, see the website at for availability during 2003-2004. An application is also on line, or contact Judith A. Koepsell at; tel: 1-301-713-1970 Ext. 187; fax: 1-301-713-1520.


POGO is an internship program for those who want to learn how to use the tools available for citizens to research government and corporations and observe how Washington works. POGO's interns assist in researching government subservience to special interest groups. Sometimes the intern's research culminates in a POGO report. They also write opinion pieces for media release and assist in writing testimony for Congressional hearings. POGO is not looking for an intern to have a specific major, but is looking for individuals who are creative, self-motivated, inquisitive, and concerned about justice. POGO has interns all year; fall semester is from September-December; spring semester January-May. POGO has no application deadline, but due to the number of applicants it is advised that you apply as soon as possible. Write to Seth Morris, Research Assistant/Intern Coordinator, POGO, 666 11th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001, tel: 1-202-347-1122; fax: 1-202-347-1116; email, or see the website at


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