CIMMS Research Associate – Transportation Applications Team

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 ( 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

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
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: Transportation Applications Team

To apply for this job email your details to