Come Grow With Us!

Do you want to do work that really means something? Contribute your skills and expertise to worthwhile projects, and challenge yourself to learn and grow professionally? Would you like to work for an organization that put down roots in the atmospheric sciences community 50 years ago, and continues to grow today?

Watch a video about the work that we do.

Started by scientific visionaries in 1960, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) was designed as a place where researchers could come to interact and to share  expertise, ideas and knowledge with their university colleagues -- a place where scientists could work together to solve the problems that threaten life on our planet (problems related to climate change, global warming, and the ozone layer, to name a few).

At the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, our employees go home at night feeling the satisfaction that comes from knowing that the work they do supports an important scientific mission. UCAR's work environment has a way of energizing our employees and we're proud of that.  A very low turnover rate is proof that when people begin working for us, they tend to stay for a long time.

Whether you're an atmospheric scientist seeking to help solve the riddles of our complex universe, a computing guru hungry for greater challenges, an administrative support person yearning to contribute your experience, or an individual just starting out on a career path, we think you'll like what you find at UCAR.

We offer an excellent retirement plan through TIAA, education assistance to pay for work-related degree programs, comprehensive health and dental insurance, flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care expenses, a health savings account, a free RTD bus pass, on-site cafeterias, a convenient child care center, exercise centers and classes, 
bike lockers and postal services, plus flexible work options. 

When you're thinking about doing meaningful work, think about UCAR!

The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, domestic partner status, disability, or veteran status.

The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.