CIMMS Peter Lamb Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) is seeking excellent candidates for the newly established prestigious Peter Lamb Postdoctoral Fellowship.


Date posted

Jan. 24, 2018 12:00 am

Application deadline

Mar. 24, 2018 12:00 am


The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS)


  • United States

Job description

CIMMS Peter Lamb Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) at the University of Oklahoma is seeking excellent candidates for the newly established, prestigious Peter Lamb Postdoctoral Fellowship. CIMMS is a research organization that promotes collaborative research between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and University of Oklahoma (OU) scientists on problems of mutual interest to improve basic understanding of mesoscale and storm-scale meteorological phenomena, weather radar, and regional climate to help produce better forecasts and warnings that save lives and property. Research scientists within CIMMS use observations, analysis and models to improve the understanding and prediction of high-impact weather elements and systems and climate anomalies ranging in size from cloud nuclei to multi-state areas.

Although the position is not project-specific, proposals for the CIMMS Postdoctoral fellowship should address at least one of CIMMS’ research themes: 1) weather radar research and development; 2) storm-scale and mesoscale modeling research and development; 3) forecast improvements research and development; 4) impacts of climate change related to extreme weather events; and 5) societal and socioeconomic impacts of high-impact weather systems (please visit the CIMMS website for more information on these research themes). Those applying for the fellowship are expected to make contact with potential mentors (potential mentors and projects are listed at before writing a research proposal and should seek their guidance when drafting a proposal.

Terms of appointment are for one (1) year, renewable for a second year subject to satisfactory performance. An annual salary of $60,000 and a research budget of up to $5,000 per year is included in the award, along with a modest relocation stipend. Successful applicants must have obtained a Ph.D. within the last five years; proof of a Ph.D. is required before assuming the post-doctoral position, but those in the final stages of dissertation completion of their Ph.D. are encouraged to apply.

Applicants are asked to submit electronically: (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a list of all products (e.g., papers, patents, technology transfers, licensed software, etc.) generated over the course of their career; (3) a cover letter which includes the expected start date, the name(s) of the proposed CIMMS mentor(s), and any non-standard resources that might be needed to complete the proposed work; (4) a brief proposal (no more than 4 pages, double-spaced, excluding the list of references and figures) describing the work to be pursued during a 2-year tenure at CIMMS; and (5) a list of four references. In addition, applicants should request that their referees directly send their reference letters to CIMMS and also request a letter of support from the proposed CIMMS mentor be submitted.

To receive full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received prior to March 5, 2018. All materials should be sent electronically to:

Tracy Reinke
Executive Director Finance and Operations
Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS)
120 David L. Boren Blvd, Norman, OK, 73072
ATTN: Peter Lamb Postdoctoral Fellowship.


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