Research Fellow - S2S Severe Weather Prediction

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

 

Date posted

Oct. 6, 2020 12:00 am

Application deadline

Oct. 20, 2020 12:00 am

Organization

The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS)

Location

  • United States

Job description

Research Fellow - S2S Severe Weather Prediction

The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) at The University of Oklahoma (OU) is currently seeking a Research Fellow to work with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) as part of a currently funded project to advance subseasonal-to-seasonal (S2S) prediction of severe thunderstorm activity. This position will work in Norman, OK at the National Weather Center (NWC), a highly collaborative operational, research, and academic environment.

The researcher will assist in general S2S severe weather predictability research and the development of machine learning forecast tools. The ideal candidate will have previous research experience in the realm of severe convective storms and climate and the ability to work with large datasets. Familiarity with machine learning methods is desirable, but not required. The incumbent will be expected to collaborate with NOAA partners, including other OAR laboratories, the Storm Prediction Center, and the Climate Prediction Center, conduct research at the convective weather-climate interface, and contribute to publications of research results in peer-reviewed journals.

Required qualifications:

  1. A Ph.D. in Meteorology, Atmospheric Science, or related area
  2. Proficiency with programming and scripting languages in UNIX environments
  3. Experience processing and analyzing large datasets
  4. Demonstrated success in publishing in peer-reviewed scientific journals
  5. Ability to work and communicate effectively in a team environment

The researcher is expected to work independently, but general supervision will be provided by CIMMS and NSSL staff. Salary will be commensurate with education, experience, skills, and availability of funds. The position is a fixed-term, half-time appointment through September 2021, funded by a grant from NOAA. The appointment is contingent on passing a Department of Commerce/NOAA background check.

To apply, please forward your CV, cover letter, and list of three references to:

University of Oklahoma
CIMMS Careers
120 David L. Boren Blvd., Suite 2100
Norman, OK 73072-7304
Attention: NSSL-S2S
CIMMS-careers@ou.edu