CIMMS Research Scientist

The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) at The University of Oklahoma (OU), working collaboratively with NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL), is currently looking for a highly-qualified Research Scientist to contribute to research aimed at improving the understanding of potentially tornadic storms at 20 minute to 2 hour lead times.

The incumbent will:

  • lead or co-lead studies focusing on the atmospheric processes of tornado producing storms using large observational data sets and numerical models (idealized and/or convection-allowing/resolving forecast models);
  • work directly with research scientists at NSSL and CIMMS, and will be encouraged to collaborate actively with scientists from other institutions when appropriate;
  • participate in field observing campaigns and lead components of those campaigns;
  • will mentor students, including serving on graduate committees when appropriate.

The position will be based at NSSL 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 beginning salary for this position will be based on qualifications and experience and will include University benefits.

The expected start date for the position is no later than September 2021.