CIWRO Peter Lamb Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Cooperative Institute for Severe and High Impact Weather Research and Operations (CIWRO) has established the Peter Lamb Postdoctoral Fellowship that is offered annually. CIWRO is a research organization that promotes collaborative research between scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and a consortium of universities led by the University of Oklahoma (OU) on problems of mutual interest. CIWRO basic and applied research seeks to improve the basic understanding of mesoscale meteorology, weather radar and regional climate in order to help produce better forecasts and warnings that save lives and property and investigates the societal impacts of such phenomena. The recipient will be an OU employee but may choose to conduct her/his research at OU, Howard University, the Pennsylvania State University, Texas Tech University, or the University at Albany.
Applications must include a 3-4 page novel proposal developed by the applicant that addresses at least one of the CIWRO research themes: 1) weather radar and observations research and development; 2) mesoscale and storm-scale modeling research and development; 3) forecast applications improvements research and development; 4) subseasonal to seasonal (S2S) prediction for extreme weather events; and 5) social and socioeconomic impacts of high-impact weather systems. Applicants are highly encouraged to contact a CIWRO scientist at OU or a scientist at one of the consortium partners to receive guidance when drafting a research proposal. The CIWRO website https://ciwro.ou.edu/past-present-future-research?research_type=present has more information on projects underway within these research themes as well as contact information for CIWRO scientists and consortium partners working on these themes.
Terms of appointment are for one (1) year, renewable for a second year subject to satisfactory performance. An annual salary of $60,000 and research budget of $5,000 per year is included in the award, along with a modest relocation stipend. Successful applicants must have obtained a Ph.D. within the last five years; proof of a Ph.D. is required before assuming the post-doctoral position, but those in the final stages of Ph.D. dissertation completion are encouraged to apply provided a finish date before July 31, 2022 is anticipated.
Applicants are asked to submit electronically: (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a list of all products (e.g., papers, patents, technology transfers, licensed software, etc.) generated over the course of their career; (3) a cover letter which includes the expected start date and any non-standard resources that might be needed to complete the proposed work; (4) a brief proposal (no more than 4 pages, double-spaced, excluding the list of references and figures) describing the work to be pursued during a 2-year tenure with CIWRO; and (5) a list of three references. In addition, applicants should request that their referees directly send their reference letters to CIWRO at the email address listed below.
Applications for 2022 are now closed. Please check our website in fall 2022 for the 2023 application process. All materials should be sent electronically to:
Cooperative Institute for Severe and High Impact Weather Research and Operations (CIWRO)
The University of Oklahoma
120 David L. Boren Blvd, Norman, OK, 73072
ATTN: Peter Lamb Postdoctoral Fellowship
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