CIMMS Research Scientist – S2S Severe Weather at the Storm Prediction Center

The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) at The University of Oklahoma (OU) is currently looking for a Research Scientist.

 

Date posted

July 2, 2019 12:00 am

Application deadline

Sep. 2, 2019 12:00 am

Organization

The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS)

Location

  • United States

Job description

CIMMS Research Scientist – S2S Severe Weather at the Storm Prediction Center

The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) at The University of Oklahoma (OU) is currently looking for a Research Scientist to work with the NOAA/Storm Prediction Center (SPC) and NOAA/Climate Prediction Center (CPC). This Research Scientist will provide scientific and meteorological expertise, as well as technical support for the development of advanced mesoscale hazardous weather prediction techniques in the subseasonal to seasonal (S2S) timescales. This position will be based at the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) in Norman, OK, within the National Weather Center (NWC), a highly collaborative forecasting, research and academic environment containing a number of NOAA and OU organizations. The incumbent will work directly with development meteorologists and operational forecasters at the SPC and CPC, and will have opportunities to interact with NOAA and academic scientists within the NWC, as well as scientists and forecasters in the severe storms community.

The principal duties of these positions are:

  1. Provide scientific and technical expertise in the development, testing, evaluation, and transition to NWS operations of innovative tools and technologies designed to improve the prediction of severe weather for S2S timescales, especially the Week 2 period.
  2. As appropriate, contribute to Hazardous Weather Testbed experiments to test and evaluate guidance and products central to SPC core mission requirements relating to severe weather forecasting.
  3. As needed, represent CIMMS/SPC by contributing to scientific publications and attending off-site conferences, workshops, symposia and hazardous-weather-related outreach events.
  4. Perform related duties as assigned.

The minimum qualifications for the position are:

  1. A Ph.D. Degree in Meteorology, Atmospheric Science or related area.
  2. Emphasis will be placed on applicants with knowledge and experience in areas of severe weather, numerical weather prediction models/ensemble systems including convection-allowing models, and application of statistical analysis and verification techniques.

Applicants should identify experience in software development including compiled and scripting programming languages, web page development, graphic design/visualization, and Linux (UNIX) environments including AWIPS2/N-AWIPS systems. Excellent oral and written communication skills are highly desired.

Normal working hours will be observed except for occasional irregular hours during data collection, warning/forecast experiments or workshops conducted at remote sites. General supervision will be provided by CIMMS staff with technical oversight provided by SPC management. The incumbent works under general supervision but is expected to work independently and determine action to be taken in handling all but unusual situations. This is a non-supervisory position, although the incumbent may serve as a leader of technical teams. The salary for this position will be based on education, experience, skills, and knowledge. Information on University benefits may be found at: https://hr.ou.edu.

To apply for the position, please forward your resume, cover letter and list of three references to:

Tracy Reinke
Executive Director, Finance and Operations
University of Oklahoma CIMMS
120 David L. Boren Blvd., Suite 2100
Norman, OK 73072-7304
Attn: SPC S2S

treinke@ou.edu
The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.