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CIMMS Research Associate – Hazardous Weather Prediction
CIMMS Research Scientist – Hazardous Weather Prediction
CIMMS Research Associate – Transportation Applications Team
CIMMS Research Associate – Severe Weather Warning Decision Making Training
CIMMS Research Associate – Weather Event Simulator for AWIPS-2
CIMMS Research Scientist – MRMS Scientific Software Developer
CIMMS Research Associate – MRMS Software Developer
CIMMS Research Associate – MRMS Dataflow Software Developer
CIMMS Post-Doctoral Research Associate – Warn-on-Forecast for Hazards Associated with Landfalling Tropical Cyclones
CIMMS Research Associate – Meteorological Software Developer
CIMMS Research Associate – Severe Convective Weather Applications
CIMMS Research Fellow – Impact Based Decision Support Services
CIMMS Research Scientist – MRMS / FACETs
CIMMS Research Associate – Radar Hardware Engineering
CIMMS Research Associate – Radar Software Engineering
CIMMS Research Associate – Radar Software Development
CIMMS Research Associate – AWIPS2
CIMMS Post-Doctoral Research Associate – VORTEXSE Social Scientist

 


CIMMS Research Associate – Hazardous Weather Prediction

The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) at The University of Oklahoma (OU) is currently looking for multiple Research Associates to work with the NOAA/Storm Prediction Center (SPC). Research Associates in these positions will provide scientific and meteorological expertise, as well as technical support for the development of advanced mesoscale hazardous weather prediction techniques. The positions 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 will have opportunities to interact with NOAA and academic scientists within the NWC, as well as scientists and forecasters in the severe storm and fire weather communities.

The principal duties of these positions are:

1. Provide scientific and technical support in the development, testing, evaluation, and transition to NWS operations of innovative tools and technologies designed to improve the prediction of severe weather and/or fire weather.

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 and/or fire 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 Master’s Degree in Meteorology, Atmospheric Science or related area.

2. Emphasis will be placed on applicants with knowledge and experience in areas of severe and/or fire 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: http://www.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-RA
treinke@ou.edu


CIMMS Research Scientist – Hazardous Weather Prediction

The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) at The University of Oklahoma (OU) is currently looking for multiple Research Scientists to work with the NOAA/Storm Prediction Center (SPC). Research Scientists in these positions will provide scientific and meteorological expertise, as well as technical support for the development of advanced mesoscale hazardous weather prediction techniques. The positions 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 will have opportunities to interact with NOAA and academic scientists within the NWC, as well as scientists and forecasters in the severe storm and fire weather communities.

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 and/or fire weather.

2. As appropriate, lead and facilitate Hazardous Weather Testbed experiments to test and evaluate guidance and products central to SPC core mission requirements relating to severe weather and/or fire 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 and/or fire 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: http://www.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-RS
treinke@ou.edu


CIMMS Research Associate – Transportation Applications Team

The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) seeks to fill a Research Associate position for its collaborative research with scientists in the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) in Norman, Oklahoma. The incumbent will contribute to NSSL’s Transportation Applications Team. Specifically, they will join the effort for new applications in the transportation sector working towards integrating new observation sets into the MRMS (http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/projects/mrms/) system for enhanced decision support at the National Weather Service. Other activities include, but are not limited to, development of automated guidance for convection avoidance and surface weather diagnosis for road safety

Background
NSSL in collaboration with CIMMS is building out a new research team to focus on weather effects on the transportation sector. Activities focus on both detection and prediction of hazards to aviation and road transportation. Much of the current activities revolve around the MRMS system but new ventures are being spun up to address such issues as how to leverage ensemble output to provide meaningful uncertainty estimates of hazards unique to the transportation sector.

The principal duties of this position are:
1) Develop and test new quality control protocols for new radars
2) Explore different methods to include new radars in the national mosaic
3) Identify and find ways to incorporate new observational datasets into the MRMS system

The minimum qualifications for the position are:
1) An MS in meteorology or a related field (i.e. physics, math, engineering, geography)
2) Computer programming experience
3) Familiarity with the Unix/Linux operating environment

Please state your experience with the following:
• Radar meteorology
• Computer programming (i.e. Python, Java, C++, etc.)
• Past experience with Unix/Linux operating systems
• Meteorological visualization tools

Supervision will be provided by CIMMS staff. Technical oversight will be provided by CIMMS staff and NSSL Federal staff and management. This is a non-supervisory position, although the incumbent may serve as a leader of technical teams.

The beginning salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications with University of Oklahoma benefits. Information on benefits may be found at http://hr.ou.edu/Employees.
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
treinke@ou.edu
ATTN: Transportation Applications Team


CIMMS Research Associate – Severe Weather Warning Decision Making Training

The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) at The University of Oklahoma is currently seeking a Research Associate to collaborate with scientists and instructors at the National Weather Service (NWS) Warning Decision Training Division (WDTD) in Norman, OK, on training for severe weather warning decision making.

The duties of this position are:

1) Integration of NWS operational warning decision making principles of science, technology, and human factors into support of training development and delivery.
2) Collaborate with WDTD instructors in a project-based environment to mine warning operations data and develop/deliver training on severe weather warning decision making principles.
3) Develop technical expertise with AWIPS-2, WSR-88D products and applications, and the warning decision-making process.
4) Acquire skills in operation of Linux and Windows workstations to support development of simulations and other tools for warning decision-making training.
5) Participate in experimental warning/forecast exercises and WDTD training workshops.
6) Attend meetings and professional conferences to become knowledgeable of new meteorological applications and to interact with the applied-research community.
7) Review technical/professional publications and attend seminars to stay abreast of current developments in meteorological applications.
8) Perform related duties as assigned.

The minimum qualifications for the position are:

1) A Master’s Degree in Meteorology, Atmospheric Science, or related area;
2) Emphasis will be place on applicants with severe weather experience.

Applicants should identify expertise within any of the following areas: experience in teaching/training; operational experience related to severe weather forecasting and warning, including winter weather forecasting techniques; warning-related inputs such as radar, satellite, lightning, and convective allowing models; weather analysis software (such as AWIPS); graphic design or illustration; project management/teamwork; oral and written communication, including collaboration tools; Linux (or Unix) operating systems; programming skills (Python, Perl, JAVA, object oriented programming, GIS-based, web-based, etc.); human factors and human performance technology.

Normal working hours will be observed except for occasional irregular hours during data collection, warning/forecast experiments, or workshops conducted at remote sites. Incumbents will receive training and gain expertise in the latest training technology and warning decision-making methodologies.

Supervision will be provided by CIMMS staff. Technical oversight will be provided by CIMMS staff, NWS meteorologists, and WDTD management. The incumbent will work under general supervision but is expected to determine action to be taken in handling all but unusual situations. Incumbents in this position are not expected to supervise other employees, but may serve as leaders of technical teams.

The beginning salary will be based on qualifications and experience with benefits provided through The University of Oklahoma (https://hr.ou.edu/). The start date for the position is negotiable.

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
treinke@ou.edu
JOB REFERENCE: Severe Weather Training


CIMMS Research Associate – Weather Event Simulator for AWIPS-2

The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) at The University of Oklahoma is currently seeking a Research Associate to collaborate with scientists, instructors and developers at the National Weather Service (NWS) Warning Decision Training Division (WDTD) in Norman, OK, in enhancing the Weather Event Simulator (WES) for AWIPS-2 and in developing related training materials.

The duties of this position are:

1) Develop technical expertise with AWIPS (Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System), the Weather Event Simulator for AWIPS, the WSR-88D (Weather Surveillance Radar-1988 Doppler), and the warning decision-making process.
2) Assist WDTD and local NWS forecast office staff with developing, enhancing and supporting operational, cutting-edge, meteorological training simulations for the WES used by operational NWS forecasters.
3) Develop expertise in the warning decision process and in development of simulation technology and simulation support software for a variety of severe and hazardous weather warning training scenarios based on warning decision making principles of science, technology and human factors.
4) Develop training for WES, AWIPS-2, WSR-88D and warning decision making.
5) Acquire skills in operation of Linux and Windows workstations and virtual machines.
6) Participate in experimental warning/forecast exercises and WDTD training workshops.
7) Review technical/professional publications and attend seminars to stay abreast of current developments in meteorological applications.
8) Perform related duties as assigned.

The minimum qualifications for the position are:

1) A Master’s Degree in Meteorology, Atmospheric Science, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related area;
2) Emphasis will be placed on applicants with software support and development experience, including skills with Java, Python, object oriented programming (OO) and/or service oriented architectures (SOA) as well as Linux shell scripting.

Applicants should identify expertise with any of the following areas: Linux shell scripting or software/hardware support; software development experience with Java or Python; weather data formats and types and/or GIS; weather analysis software (such as AWIPS); graphic design or illustration; analysis, forecasting or warning skills for severe weather, flash flooding, tropical weather or winter weather; experience with creating hydrological or meteorological education or training; multi-threaded/multi-processing programming models; Eclipse Integrated Development Environment; project management/teamwork; oral and written communications; Linux (or Unix) operating systems; human factors/human evaluation; warning decision making; Doppler weather radar/satellite meteorology; severe weather, flash flood forecasting, winter weather.

Normal working hours will be observed except for occasional irregular hours during data collection, warning/forecast experiments, or workshops conducted at remote sites. Incumbents will receive training and gain expertise in the latest training technology and warning decision-making methodologies.

Supervision will be provided by CIMMS staff. Technical oversight will be provided by CIMMS staff, NWS meteorologists, and WDTD management. The incumbent will work under general supervision but is expected to determine action to be taken in handling all but unusual situations. Incumbents in this position are not expected to supervise other employees, but may serve as leaders of technical teams.

The beginning salary will be based on qualifications and experience with benefits provided through The University of Oklahoma (https://hr.ou.edu/). The start date for the position is negotiable.

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
treinke@ou.edu
JOB REFERENCE: WES/AWIPS-2


CIMMS Research Scientist – MRMS Scientific Software Developer

The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) seeks to fill a Research Scientist position for its collaborative research with scientists in the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) in Norman, Oklahoma. The incumbent will contribute to NSSL’s Multi-Radar Multi-Sensor (MRMS) project (http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/projects/mrms/).

Background
NSSL in collaboration with CIMMS has developed a cutting-edge system to assimilate radar, rain gauge, lightning, satellite and atmospheric environmental data into a single system to aid in warning-decision making within the National Weather Service. This system, MRMS, includes several tools for data analytics and workflow. The incumbent in this position will contribute to the development of software in support of research activities related to the MRMS system.

Responsibilities
The incumbent will be a high-end scientific software engineer affiliated with NSSL’s Warning Research and Development Division (WRDD), working in an interdisciplinary team of engineers and scientists. The duties include:
● Provide high level expertise as a critical member of a team developing a new infrastructure that will be the basis for the next generation of the MRMS software systems for use on NOAA operational hardware and software platforms
● Research, design and implement new, advanced radar and satellite hydrometeorological algorithms and techniques for implementation into the MRMS system
● Acquire and apply expertise in new data quality control mechanisms and techniques for use in the MRMS system
● Prepare documentation on all aspects of engineering activities (including system testing and evaluation) and, as appropriate, collaborate with scientists to participate in publishing scientific papers
● Perform related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications
● A Doctorate’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related area
● At least five (5) years of scientific and operational programming experience
● Strong computer programming skills with particular emphasis on C/C++, Object Oriented Programming, modern scripting languages, and SQL-based databases
● Programming experience with engineering and/or scientific applications
● Experience dealing with radar data quality
● Ability to obtain all necessary security clearances for access to NCEP operational computer systems (Permanent Resident status or US citizenship is required).

Applicants should identify experience with the above qualifications in their written statements. Other preferred experience includes; experience debugging and/or troubleshooting software and hardware issues, experience working with complex software applications, experience with virtual machines and supercomputing environments. Excellent oral and written communication skills are highly desired as well as ability to work both independently and cooperatively with others.

Supervision will be provided by CIMMS staff. Technical oversight will be provided by CIMMS staff with NSSL Federal staff providing project management. This is a non-supervisory position, although the incumbent may serve as a leader of technical teams.

The beginning salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications with University of Oklahoma benefits. Information on benefits may be found at http://hr.ou.edu/Employees.
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
treinke@ou.edu
ATTN: MRMS Scientific Software Developer


CIMMS Research Associate – MRMS Software Developer

The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) seeks to fill a Research Associate position for its collaborative research with scientists in the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) in Norman, Oklahoma. The incumbent will contribute to NSSL’s Multi-Radar Multi-Sensor (MRMS) project (http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/projects/mrms/).

Background
NSSL in collaboration with CIMMS has developed a cutting-edge system to assimilate radar, rain gauge, lightning, satellite and atmospheric environmental data into a single system to aid in warning-decision making within the National Weather Service. This system, Multi-Radar Multi-Sensor (MRMS), includes several tools for data analytics and workflow. The incumbent in this position will contribute to the development of software in support of research activities related to the MRMS system.

Responsibilities
The incumbent will be a scientific software engineer affiliated with NSSL’s Warning Research and Development Division (WRDD), working in support of CIMMS and NSSL’s research missions.

● Acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain and support the existing MRMS and Warning Decision Support System-Integrated Information (WDSS-II) software systems
● Work with an interdisciplinary team of engineers and scientists to design, develop and implement enhancements and improvements to the MRMS and WDSS-II software systems
● Assist in developing a new infrastructure that will be the basis for the next generation of the MRMS and WDSS-II software systems for potential use on the NCEP operational hardware and software platforms
● Prepare documentation on all aspects of engineering activities (including system testing and evaluation) and, as appropriate, collaborate with scientists to participate in publishing scientific papers
● Perform related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications
● A Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related area
● At least two (2) years of scientific and operational programming experience
● Strong computer programming skills with particular emphasis on C/C++, Object Oriented Programming, modern scripting languages, and other emerging technologies
● Programming experience with engineering and/or scientific applications
● Ability to obtain all necessary security clearances for access to NCEP operational computer systems (Permanent Resident status or US citizenship is required).

Applicants should identify experience with the above qualifications in their written statements. Other preferred experience includes: experience debugging and/or troubleshooting software and hardware issues, experience working with complex software applications, experience with supercomputing environment. Excellent oral and written communication skills are highly desired as well as ability to work both independently and cooperatively with others.

Supervision will be provided by CIMMS staff. Technical oversight will be provided by CIMMS staff and NSSL Federal staff and management. This is a non-supervisory position, although the incumbent may serve as a leader of technical teams.

The beginning salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications with University of Oklahoma benefits. Information on benefits may be found at http://hr.ou.edu/Employees.
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
treinke@ou.edu
ATTN: MRMS Software Developer


CIMMS Research Associate – MRMS Dataflow Software Developer

The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) seeks to fill a Research Associate position for its collaborative research with scientists in the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) in Norman, Oklahoma. The incumbent will contribute to NSSL’s Multi-Radar Multi-Sensor (MRMS) project (http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/projects/mrms/).

Background
NSSL in collaboration with CIMMS has developed a cutting-edge system to assimilate radar, rain gauge, lightning, satellite and atmospheric environmental data into a single system to aid in warning-decision making within the National Weather Service. This system, Multi-Radar Multi-Sensor (MRMS), includes several tools for data analytics and workflow. The incumbent for this position will assist with the back-end research to develop new methods for data ingest, monitoring, processing, and display.

The principal duties of this position are:

1) Develop technical expertise with the various forms of data ingested into the MRMS system
2) Develop software for the real-time monitoring of all data ingested into the MRMS system
3) Develop software for the receiving, ingesting, processing, transmitting and storage of all data flowing through the MRMS system
4) Maintain an on-site archive of data ingest and produced by the MRMS system for future research needs
5) Acquire and/or apply skills in the operation of Linux workstations, and virtual machines as well as various forms of network communications, in support of these principal MRMS duties
6) Work closely with other groups and organizations to understand current and future data needs and requirements
7) Perform related duties as assigned

The minimum qualifications for the position are:

● A Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related area; or
● A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related area and at least three (3) years of full time related experience
● Strong computer programming skills with particular emphasis on C++, Object Oriented Programming, scripting, and software support
● Ability to decode binary formats
● Strong familiarity with the UNIX/Linux operating environment and system administration skills
● Ability to obtain all necessary security clearances for access to NCEP operational computer systems (Permanent Resident status or US citizen is required).

Applicants should identify experience with the above qualifications in their written statements. Other preferences include; experience debugging and/or troubleshooting software and hardware issues, experience working with complex software applications and network communications. Excellent oral and written communication skills are highly desired as well as ability to work both independently and cooperatively with other.

Supervision will be provided by CIMMS staff. Technical oversight will be provided by CIMMS staff and NSSL Federal staff and management. This is a non-supervisory position, although the incumbent may serve as a leader of technical teams.

The beginning salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications with University of Oklahoma benefits. Information on benefits may be found at http://hr.ou.edu/Employees.

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
treinke@ou.edu
ATTN: MRMS Dataflow Software Developer


CIMMS Post-Doctoral Research Associate – Warn-on-Forecast for Hazards Associated with Landfalling Tropical Cyclones

The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) at The University of Oklahoma (OU) seeks to fill a Post-Doctoral Research Associate position for its collaborative research with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) at the National Weather Center (NWC) in Norman, Oklahoma. The Post-Doc will contribute to applications of NSSL’s Warn-on-Forecast (WoF) research and development program to predicting tornadoes and other hazardous weather associated with landfalling hurricanes in accordance with directives from the VORTEX-Southeast program. The incumbent will work in close collaboration with the researchers at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) Hurricane Research Division (HRD) in Miami, Florida. The dynamic research and operational working environment at the NWC and HRD will provide the candidate with ample opportunities for career advancement.

Background:
Congress has mandated that NOAA’s VORTEX-Southeast program conduct research to better understand landfalling hurricanes and tornadoes, and how environmental factors that are characteristic of the Southeastern United States affect the formation, intensity and storm path of tornadoes for this region. The National Weather Service issues outlooks for landfalling hurricane hazards, followed by mesoscale discussions and watches 1–12 h in advance of landfall. The National Hurricane Center, Storm Prediction Center, Weather Prediction Center, local Weather Forecast Offices and River Forecast Centers issue outlooks, watches, and warnings for tornadoes, high winds, extreme rainfall and flash floods. However, forecasting these hazards associated with landfalling hurricanes are very challenging. NOAA’s WoF program seeks to develop an ensemble of forecasts from convection-resolving numerical weather prediction models to increase watch-to-warning lead times of tornadoes, severe storms, and flash floods using probabilistic hazard guidance from the ensemble system.

Responsibilities:
The incumbent will advance the high-resolution modeling and prediction of extreme rainfall, hurricane-forced winds and tornado hazards associated with landfalling hurricanes in the United States through assimilation of radar and other remote sensing and in-situ convective and meso-scale observations using advanced ensemble based/variational/hybrid data assimilation methods. Responsibilities also include critically analyzing and interpreting the ensemble model output, publishing the results in peer-reviewed journals, and presenting scientific findings at conferences.

Desired Qualifications:
1. PhD in (or at the final stage of dissertation completion before applying) in Meteorology, Atmospheric Science, Physics or related area.
2. Research experience in dynamics of convective storm, tropical meteorology, tropical cyclones and/or dynamics of tropical storms (particularly associated with tornadoes, high winds and heavy rainfall).
3. Proficiency with high-resolution atmospheric models such as WRF and HWRF, familiarity with advanced data assimilation systems such as GSI, EnKF, WRF DA.
4. Strong programming (e.g., Fortran, C, C++), and scripting (e.g. Python, NCL) skills, experience with Linux (or Unix) operating systems.
5. Excellent oral and written communication skills (including papers published in or submitted to refereed journals).
6. Ability to work and communicate effectively in diverse team environments.

Start date for the position will be as soon as the candidate can begin work. The position will remain open until filled. Salary will be competitive depending on experience and qualification with University of Oklahoma benefits. Information on benefits may be found at http://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
treinke@ou.edu
REFERENCE: WoF-LTC


CIMMS Research Associate – Meteorological Software Developer

The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) at The University of Oklahoma is currently seeking a Research Associate to collaborate with scientists, instructors and developers at the National Weather Service (NWS) Warning Decision Training Division (WDTD) in Norman, OK, in transitioning the Weather Event Simulator for AWIPS-2 into AWIPS-2 baseline code.

The duties of this position are:

1) Develop technical expertise with the AWIPS-2 (Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System) software.
2) Develop and add functionality to the Weather Event Simulator software for AWIPS-2 compatibility.
3) Develop the Weather Event Simulator software to enhance utility by NWS field office staff including forecasters, science officers and focal points.
4) Adapt the Weather Event Simulator software for potential use on the NWS operational hardware and software platforms.
5) Acquire skills in operation of Linus and Windows workstations and virtual machines.
6) Participate in experimental warning/forecast exercises and WDTD training workshops.
7) Review technical/professional publications and attend seminars to stay abreast of current developments in meteorological software applications.
8) Perform related duties as assigned.

The minimum qualifications for the position are:

1) A Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Meteorology, Atmospheric Science, or related area; or
2) A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Meteorology, Atmospheric Science, or related area and at least three years fulltime related experience.

Emphasis will be place on applicants with software support and development experience including:
• Strong knowledge of Java, JMS and Eclipse
• Basic understanding of relational database design
• Intermediate knowledge of standard query language (SQL) for simple to complex queries
• Strong understanding of Object Oriented Programming
• User Interface Design using tools like SWT

Applicants should identify expertise within any of the following areas: Linux shell scripting or software/hardware support; Python; Service Oriented Architectures or the Spring framework; Hibernate; SWT or Eclipse RCP; PostgreSQL database; Experience with basic computer networking; XML; Eclipse Integrated Development Environment; Project management, teamwork; Oral and written communications.

Normal working hours will be observed except for occasional irregular hours during data collection, warning/forecast experiments, or workshops conducted at remote sites. Incumbents will receive training and gain expertise in the latest training technology and warning decision-making methodologies.

Supervision will be provided by CIMMS staff. Technical oversight will be provided by CIMMS staff, NWS meteorologists, and WDTD management. The incumbent will work under general supervision but is expected to determine action to be taken in handling all but unusual situations. Incumbents in this position are not expected to supervise other employees, but may serve as leaders of technical teams.

The beginning salary will be based on qualifications and experience with benefits provided through The University of Oklahoma (https://hr.ou.edu/). The start date for the position is negotiable.

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
treinke@ou.edu
JOB REFERENCE: Meteorological Software Development


CIMMS Research Associate – Severe Convective Weather Applications

The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) at the University of Oklahoma currently is seeking a research associate to collaborate with scientists in the National Severe Storms Laboratory’s (NSSL) Warning Research & Development Division on the development and testing of Multi-Radar Multi-Sensor (MRMS) severe weather applications.

The duties of this position are:
1. Development of new applications and techniques for the analysis of MRMS and WSR-88D data;
2. Development and review of current and new radar-based algorithms within the Warning Decision Support System-Integrated Information (WDSS-II)
3. Evaluation of existing products and applications, specifically focusing on data quality control and short-term nowcasting (0-2 hour) of convective events;
4. Acquire and apply expertise in severe local storms and the warning-decision-making process;
5. Attend meetings and professional conferences to present research results and interact with collaborators and users;
6. Review technical and professional publications and attend seminars to stay abreast of current developments in meteorological and remote sensing science.

The minimum qualifications for the position are:
1. A Masters Degree in Meteorology, Atmospheric Science, Geographic Information Systems, or related area;
2. Computer programming experience (e.g. C++, Java, Python);

Individuals with two or more years of programing experience working independently and within a team setting are preferred for this position.

Applicants should identify expertise with any of the following areas: Computer Programming; Visualization; Geographic Information Systems; Warning Decision Making; Weather Radar; MRMS; WDSS-II. Good oral and written communication skills are needed for the position. Please indicate experience with Linux (or UNIX) operating systems and programming skills (including web-based and mobile applications).

Normal working hours will be observed except for occasional irregular hours during data collection, warning/forecast experiments or workshops conducted at remote sites. Incumbents will receive training and gain expertise in the latest radar and other remote sensing technology and warning decision-making.

General supervision will be provided by the CIMMS leadership. Technical oversight will be provided by CIMMS staff, NSSL scientists, and NSSL management. Appointee will work under general supervision but is expected to determine action to be taken in handling all but unusual situations. Incumbents in this position are not expected to supervise other employees, but may serve as leaders of technical teams.

The beginning salary will be dependent on experience, with University of Oklahoma benefits. Information on 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
treinke@ou.edu
ATTN: Severe Convective Weather Applications


CIMMS Research Fellow – Impact Based Decision Support Services

The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) at The University of Oklahoma is currently looking for a Research Fellow to collaborate with scientists and instructors at the National Weather Service Training Center (NWSTC) in Kansas City, MO to study meteorology and the application of Impact-Based Decision Support Services (IDSS) with NWS partners. IDSS is an important component of the NWS Weather-Ready Nation roadmap, with the goal of providing easily understandable information critical to federal, regional, state, and local partners.

The duties of this position are:

1) Develop expertise in meteorological forecasting and the delivery of Impact-Based Decision Support Services (IDSS).
2) Develop skills in operation of Linux and Windows workstations.
3) Participate in NWS designed simulations to study the effectiveness of newly developed applications and improve field use.
4) Review technical and professional publications, and attend seminars to stay abreast of current developments in meteorological and hydrological applications.
5) Attend meetings and professional conferences to understand new meteorological and hydrological applications and interact with the operational community.
6) Perform related duties as assigned to support the development and delivery of training for IDSS. The minimum qualifications for the position are:
1) A Master’s Degree in Meteorology, Atmospheric Science or related area;
2) Or a Bachelor’s Degree in Meteorology, Atmospheric Science or related area and at least three years’ experience in operational meteorology, operational hydrology or applied research;
3) Emphasis will be placed on applicants with experience in: forecast operations, operational forecast systems, and adult education.

Applicants should identify expertise with any of the following areas: operational forecasting, providing decision support information, and adult education. Excellent oral and written communication skills are needed for the position. Please indicate experience with Linux (or UNIX) operating systems, National Weather Service systems, and commercial software applications specifically Dreamweaver, Articulate, PowerPoint, and other graphic design programs and software. Please also indicate any experience with emergency management or similar fields.

Normal working hours will be observed except for occasional irregular hours during system testing or workshops. Incumbents will receive training and gain expertise in the latest meteorological forecasting systems. This position is located in Kansas City, Missouri.

Supervision will be provided by CIMMS staff. Technical oversight will be provided by CIMMS staff, NWS meteorologists/hydrologists, and NWSTC management. The incumbent will work under general supervision but is expected to determine action to be taken in handling all but unusual situations. Incumbents in this position are not expected to supervise other employees, but may serve as leaders of technical teams.

Beginning salary is based on experience and qualifications. The position is a limited-term 18-20 month appointment and has the standard university insurance benefits but does not include retirement.

The position is expected to begin Fall 2018.
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
treinke@ou.edu
JOB REFERENCE: NWSTC IDSS


CIMMS Research Scientist – MRMS / FACETs

The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) at the University of Oklahoma is currently seeking a research scientist to collaborate with scientists in the National Severe Storms Laboratory’s (NSSL) Warning Research & Development Division on the development of scientific applications, algorithms, and applied research that assists forecasters in the warning decision-making process for severe convective weather events. The incumbent will work to develop probabilistic severe convective weather guidance for the Forecasting A Continuum of Environmental Threats (FACETs) project.

The duties of this position are:
1. Developing and/or testing new single radar and multi-sensor (e.g., satellite, lightning, numerical models) algorithms and techniques (e.g, machine learning) for short-term probabilistic prediction and nowcasting;
2. Acquire and apply expertise in severe local storms and the warning-decision-making process;
3. Design and lead applied research and operational experiments in the Hazardous Weather Testbed’s Experimental Warning Program that facilitate the evolution of how severe convective weather threats are analyzed and communicated;
4. Attend meetings and professional conferences to present research results and interact with collaborators and users; formally publish results when appropriate;
5. Review technical and professional publications and attend seminars to stay abreast of current developments in meteorological and remote sensing science.

The minimum qualifications for the position are:
1. A Ph.D. Degree in Meteorology, Atmospheric Science, or related area;
2. Experience with scientific programming on UNIX/Linux using a high level language (e.g. C++, Java, Python)
3. Background in radar meteorology and radar analysis
4. Experience with statistical methods or software for meteorological data analysis and visualization
5. Interest in new radar algorithm development for severe storm detection and diagnosis
6. Ability to communicate scientific research through conference presentations, formal publications and technical documents

Applicants should identify expertise with any of the following areas: Severe Local Storms; Machine Learning; Statistics; Warning Decision Making; Weather Radar; Lightning Data; Numerical Modeling; Remote Sensing and Satellite. Strong oral and written communication skills are needed for the position. Please indicate experience with Linux (or UNIX) operating systems, programming skills (including web-based and mobile applications) and Geographic Information Systems.

Normal working hours will be observed except for occasional irregular hours during data collection, warning/forecast experiments or workshops conducted at remote sites. Incumbents will receive training and gain expertise in the latest radar and other remote sensing technology and warning decision-making.

Supervision will be provided by CIMMS staff. Technical oversight will be provided by CIMMS staff, NSSL scientists, and NSSL management. Works under general supervision but is expected to determine action to be taken in handling all but unusual situations. Incumbents in this position are not expected to supervise other employees, but may serve as leaders of technical teams and supervise students.

The beginning salary will be based on qualifications and experience with University benefits. Information on benefits may be found at https://www.hr.ou.edu. The position is expected to begin July 2018.

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
treinke@ou.edu
ATTN: FACETs Scientist


 

CIMMS Research Associate – Radar Hardware Engineering

The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) seeks to fill a Research Associate position for projects funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL). The Research Associate will participate in research and development of radars and other sensors to support NSSL’s meteorological research mission.

Background:
NSSL and CIMMS have long partnered to perform pioneering research advancing radar for meteorological applications. Current development includes the Advanced Technology Demonstrator (ATD), a full scale, dual-polarized, active electronically steered array (AESA) weather radar. Critical challenges to the ATD include developing equipment and strategies to accurately characterize performance and calibrating the array to maintain the high quality of dual-polarimetric data provided by the current operational weather radars (WSR-88D). In addition to phased-array weather radar research, the incumbent will be responsible for maintaining and improving NSSL’s existing radar assets and designing new systems that provide the observational complement to the work of CIMMS/NSSL meteorological and hydrological scientists.

Responsibilities:
The incumbent will:
● Design, develop, and implement enhancements for NSSL radar systems including traditional dish radars, dual polarized radars, interferometric radars, mobile radars, and Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA)-based radars.
● Develop, deploy, support, and operate remote sensing equipment complementing CIMMS/NSSL modeling and theoretical work.
● Perform novel RF measurements to characterize radar performance, including developing equipment and strategies to enable these measurements.
● Provide engineering expertise in assuring NSSL radar systems are properly calibrated, maintained and capable of supporting scientific data collection to meet scientific research requirements of NSSL.
● Produce documentation and reports on all aspects of engineering activities (including system testing and evaluation) and, as appropriate, collaborate with scientists to participate in publishing scientific papers and articles.

Required Qualifications:
● A Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, or related field
● Experience designing, developing, and implementing engineering enhancements for equipment for observational science (radar preferred)
● Understanding of RF concepts and circuitry
● Ability to work in Unix/Linux operating systems, including basic system administration
● Familiarity with programming for automation and data analysis (MATLAB, C/C++, Python)
● Ability to independently research and solve problems
● Ability to obtain all necessary security clearances for access to radar systems (Permanent Resident status or US citizenship is required)

Emphasis will be given to candidates
● Competence with RF test equipment, including signal generators, oscilloscopes, network analyzers, and spectrum analyzers
● Low-level electronics including printed circuit board design, FPGA firmware, and embedded systems
● Automated instrument control and data acquisition

The beginning salary will be based on qualifications and experience, with benefits provided through the University of Oklahoma (https://hr.ou.edu/Employees/New-Employees-at-OU/OU-Benefits-Overview). The start date for the position is negotiable.

This position is a full-time appointment funded by grants from NOAA. The appointment is contingent on passing a Department of Commerce/NOAA background check. The appointee will serve a customary probationary period during the first year.

To apply, please forward your resume, cover letter and contact information for 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
treinke@ou.edu
ATTN: Radar Hardware Engineering March 2018


 

CIMMS Research Associate – Radar Software Engineering

The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) seeks to fill a Research Associate position for projects funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL). The Research Associate will participate in research and development of radars and other sensors to support NSSL’s meteorological research mission.

Background:
NSSL and CIMMS have long partnered to perform pioneering research advancing radar for meteorological applications. Current development includes the Advanced Technology Demonstrator (ATD), a full scale, dual-polarized, active electronically steered array (AESA) weather radar. The incumbent will apply expertise at the intersection of radar software and hardware, working with a team of engineers to ensure that the ATD and other radar systems are properly calibrated, maintained, and capable of supporting CIMMS/NSSL’s meteorological mission. The incumbent will also be involved in the design and implementation of new sensors that provide the observational complement to the work of CIMMS/NSSL meteorological and hydrological scientists.

Responsibilities:
The incumbent will:
● Work with a team of engineers and technicians to design, develop, and implement enhancements for NSSL radar systems including traditional dish radars, dual polarized radars, interferometric radars, mobile radars, and Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA)-based radars.
● Maintain, troubleshoot, and improve low-level software for radar control and hardware interfacing. Projects may include software for embedded systems, microcontrollers, and/or single-board computers.
● Assist in developing the infrastructure for novel measurements to characterize radar performance, including developing measurement strategies and automating tests.
● Apply systems-level understanding to interpret radar data and measurement results.
● Produce documentation and reports on all aspects of engineering activities (including system testing and evaluation) and, as appropriate, collaborate with scientists to participate in publishing scientific papers and articles.

Required Qualifications:
● A Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or related field
● Experience with low-level programming for instrument control (e.g. C/C++)
● Experience with high-level programming for data analysis, preferably including large data sets (e.g. MATLAB, Python)
● Ability to work in Unix/Linux operating systems, including basic system administration
● Ability to independently research and solve problems
● Ability to obtain all necessary security clearances for access to radar systems (Permanent Resident status or US citizenship is required)

Emphasis will be given to candidates with:
● Experience interfacing and programming single-board computers, microcontrollers, embedded systems, and/or FPGAs
● Experience with electronics, RF systems, and test equipment
● Automated instrument control and data acquisition

The beginning salary will be based on qualifications and experience, with benefits provided through the University of Oklahoma (https://hr.ou.edu/Employees/New-Employees-at-OU/OU-Benefits-Overview). The start date for the position is negotiable.

This position is a full-time appointment funded by grants from NOAA. The appointment is contingent on passing a Department of Commerce/NOAA background check. The appointee will serve a customary probationary period during the first year.

To apply, please forward your resume, cover letter and contact information for 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
treinke@ou.edu
ATTN: Radar Software Engineering March 2018


 

CIMMS Research Associate – Radar Software Development

The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) seeks to fill a Research Associate position for projects funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL). The Research Associate will participate in NSSL’s Phased Array Radar (PAR) research program.

Background:

NOAA and other agencies are developing concepts and performing risk reduction for a next-generation Multifunction Phased Array Radar. As part of these efforts, NOAA partnered with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to develop the Advanced Technology Demonstrator (ATD). The ATD is a modern, active, dual-polarization phased array radar that will be primarily used for weather research. When operational, the ATD will accomplish a significant milestone towards reducing technological risk for the PAR research program. The incumbent in this position will contribute to the development of software in support of research activities related to the ATD.

Responsibilities:

The incumbent will be a Radar Software Developer affiliated with NSSL’s Radar Research and Development Division (RRDD), working in an interdisciplinary team of engineers and scientists to plan, design, develop, test, and maintain software related to operational and experimental weather radar applications in support of CIMMS and NSSL’s research missions.

Required Qualifications:

1. A Master’s degree in engineering, computer science, or related field OR a Bachelor’s degree in the same fields with at least 2 years of experience.
2. One year of experience in Software Development projects.
3. Programming experience with C or C++.
4. Programming experience with engineering and/or scientific applications.
5. Strong oral and written communication skills.
6. The ability to work both independently and cooperatively with others.
7. Ability to obtain all necessary security clearances for access to radar systems (Permanent Resident status or US citizenship is required)

Knowledge of radar systems and/or radar operations is preferred but not a requirement. Other preferences include: programming experience with Linux/Unix, programming experience with Java, programming experience with MATLAB, experience debugging and/or troubleshooting software (e.g., using gdb, ddd, and valgrind), experience testing complex software applications, programming experience with real-time embedded systems, and experience optimizing software for performance.

The beginning salary will be based on qualifications and experience, with benefits provided through the University of Oklahoma (https://hr.ou.edu/Employees/New-Employees-at-OU/OU-Benefits-Overview). The start date for the position is negotiable.

This position is a full-time appointment funded by grants from NOAA. The appointment is contingent on passing a Department of Commerce/NOAA background check. The appointee will serve a customary probationary period during the first year.

To apply, please forward your resume, cover letter and contact information for 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
treinke@ou.edu
ATTN: Radar Software Development March 2018


 

CIMMS Research Associate – AWIPS2

The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) at The University of Oklahoma currently is seeking a research associate to collaborate with scientists in the National Severe Storms Laboratory’s (NSSL) Warning Research & Development Division on the implementation of severe weather applications to support research to operations initiative via transition into the National Weather Service’s Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System- 2nd generation (AWIPS2) operational software platform.

The duties of this position are:
1. Integration of experimental datasets (ex. Phased Array Radar, Warn-on-Forecast products, multi-sensor products, NUCAPS, satellite, etc.) into AWIPS2;
2. Support and participate in applied research experiments in the Hazardous Weather Testbed;
3. Development of new applications and visualization techniques in the AWIPS2 development environment.

The minimum qualifications for the position are:
1. A Masters Degree in Meteorology, Atmospheric Science, Computer Science/Software Engineering, Geographic Information Systems, or related area;
2. Computer programming experience (Linux, Java, Python, PostgreSQL, Eclipse, etc.);

Applicants should identify expertise with any of the following areas: AWIPS2; Computer Programming; Visualization; Geographic Information Systems. Some knowledge of National Weather Service warning and forecast operations and weather radar would be beneficial. Good oral and written communication skills are needed for the position. Please indicate additional experience with operating systems and programming skills (including web-based and mobile applications) beyond the requirements stated above.

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 the CIMMS leadership. Technical oversight will be provided by CIMMS staff, NSSL scientists, and NSSL management. Appointee will work under general supervision but is expected to determine action to be taken in handling all but unusual situations. Incumbent in this position is not expected to supervise other employees, but may serve as a leader of technical teams.

The beginning salary will be based on qualifications and experience with University benefits. Information on benefits may be found at http://www.hr.ou.edu/employment/ WorkingatOU.asp. The position is expected to begin May 2018.

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
treinke@ou.edu
Job Requisition – AWIPS


 

CIMMS Post-Doctoral Research Associate – VortexSE Social Scientist

The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies at The University of Oklahoma seeks a highly qualified postdoctoral research associate to serve as a research coordinator for the social scientific research portfolio of the VORTEX-SE (VSE) program. This position will be funded by a project from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL).

Created by congressional mandate, the purpose of the VSE program is to improve societal resiliency to tornadoes in the Southeastern US. After several years of VSE funding opportunities and workshops, communication and behavior-related objectives have consistently emerged as among the most critical issues for addressing this mission. A scientific steering committee established research priorities for the program, and for the social sciences these include: 1) building in-depth understanding of key intersections contributing to harm identified in prior years; 2) developing evidence-based recommendations for policies to alleviate SE tornado vulnerabilities; and 3) utilizing the findings of the vulnerability research to develop evidence-based recommendations for the best protective actions for members of the public to take under different circumstances. As the primary funding mechanism for VSE remains open competitions with diverse and unconnected projects spanning many social scientific traditions, achieving these priorities will require broader programmatic and scientific coordination. Information on the program can be found: https://www.nssl.noaa.gov/projects/vortexse/.

As part of this opportunity, the postdoc would be invited to: (a) engage with VSE PIs and track their research findings and progress, (b) produce reports or independent analyses synthesizing individual findings into broader lessons learned, (c) propose revised scientific priorities as new knowledge is generated, and (d) propose and plan for activities that transition the research findings into broader research programs or applications.

The ideal candidate for this position would (or soon will) possess a PhD in the social sciences, including (but not limited to) communication, geography, sociology, political science, education, psychology, economics, anthropology, or other fields, and have expertise in topics relating to natural hazards. Experience with field work and/or grants management is especially desirable.

The beginning salary will be based on qualifications and experience with University benefits. Information on benefits may be found at http://www.hr.ou.edu/employment/WorkingatOU.asp. The start date for the position is negotiable but prior to September 1, 2018.

Appointment to this position 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:

Tracy Reinke, Executive Director, Finance and Operations
University of Oklahoma CIMMS
120 David L. Boren Blvd., Suite 2100
Norman, OK 73072-7304
treinke@ou.edu
ATTN: VSE Social Science PostDoc


The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer.