Local recruitment: CIWRO Research Associate - MRMS Hydro-Meteorological Team

University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK, USA 🇺🇸

Position Description

This is a career-track research scientist associate position in the Storm Scale Hydro-Meteorological Team at the Cooperative Institute for Severe and High-Impact Weather Research and Operations (CIWRO) and at the Advanced Radar Research Center (ARRC) at the University of Oklahoma (OU) in collaboration with NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL).


The Cooperative Institute for Severe and High-Impact Weather Research and Operations (CIWRO) at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma is currently seeking a research scientist to conduct applied research related to improving satellite-based quantitative precipitation estimates (QPEs) and other hydrological applications used by operational forecasters.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist the development of satellite-based QPE techniques, and to test, refine, and integrate these algorithms into NSSL’s Multi-Radar Multi-Sensor system
  • Conduct post-analyses of QPE performance during precipitation events to further refine algorithm accuracy and efficiency
  • Attend meetings and professional conferences to present research results and interact with collaborators and users; formally publish results when appropriate
  • Review technical and professional publications and attend seminars to stay abreast of current developments in meteorological and remote sensing science


  • A M.S. in Meteorology, Atmospheric Science, Data Science or a related area, preferably with experience with meteorological applications
  • Experience in scientific programming, statistical methods and meteorological data analysis and visualization
  • Ability to communicate scientific research through conference presentations, formal publications and technical documents

Beginning salary is commensurate with degree and experience. Information on OU benefits can be found at https://jobs.ou.edu/Discover-OU. CIWRO supports a diverse, non-discriminatory workforce that respects the culture, beliefs, and practices of all employees. Our flexible work hours and easy area commutes enable employees to address personal needs without sacrificing paid leave. CIWRO has a structured career-track program that allows for advancement and professional prestige all while maintaining a healthy work/life balance. Information on living in Norman Oklahoma and the surrounding communities can be found at https://hr.ou.edu/Employees/University-Community-Resources/Norman-Area.

How to Apply

Send a statement of interest highlighting how you meet the position qualifications, your resume/CV, and a list of three professional references to:

CIWRO Careers

University of Oklahoma CIWRO

120 David L. Boren Blvd., Suite 2100

Norman, OK 73072-7304


ATTN: MRMS Hydro-Met Associate

Packages received by April 26, 2023 will receive full consideration. For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Stephen Cocks (stephen.b.cocks-1@ou.edu)

The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.





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