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, );


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 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

Job Requisition – AWIPS


The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity

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