Research Associate: Advanced Radar Techniques Team

The incumbent will contribute to research and development in the field of weather radar technology.


Date posted

Mar. 16, 2023 1:45 pm

Application deadline

Apr. 16, 2023 5:00 pm


CIWRO at the University of Oklahoma


  • United States

Job description

This is a career-track BS/MS-level research associate position on the Advanced Radar Techniques Team at the Cooperative Institute for Severe and High-Impact Weather Research and Operations (CIWRO, formerly CIMMS) at the University of Oklahoma (OU) in collaboration with NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory.


The incumbent will contribute to research and development in the field of weather radar technology. The ideal candidate is someone who wants to be part of a highly collaborative team and is interested in developing cutting-edge weather-radar technology. The position is based at the National Weather Center in Norman, OK ( This position offers the opportunity for career development in the form of promotion opportunities, the ability to contribute to the NOAA mission on a wide range of topics, visibility in the broader field at conferences and technical meetings, and a rewards/merits system that acknowledges professional excellence.

The Advanced Radar Techniques team is a highly energetic group of scientists and engineers who conduct research and development of innovative signal-processing and remote-sensing techniques to improve the quality of meteorological products from weather radars. Our mission includes the exploration, implementation, and demonstration of unique capabilities offered by phased-array radar for weather observations; and the transfer of technology to existing radar systems in government, public, and private organizations. The incumbent will have the opportunity to contribute to existing projects as well as engage in relevant novel ideas of their own. For more information on group activities visit:

Job Responsibilities

  • Work in an interdisciplinary team to develop weather-radar signal processing.
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team to design, implement, and demonstrate advanced weather- sensing techniques using phased-array radar systems.
  • Support research and development efforts in one or more technical.
  • Engage the broader research community through public dissemination of.


  • MS degree in Electrical Engineering (or related field), or a BS degree in Electrical Engineering (or related field) plus 24 months of relevant work experience.
  • Expertise in digital signal.
  • Proficiency and demonstrated experience developing simulations (preferably using MATLAB).
  • Excellent oral and written communication.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively in diverse team.

This position does not require specialized knowledge of remote sensing, radar systems, or atmospheric science.


The salary is based on experience and includes university benefits ( Other benefits include

  • Flexible work hours in a hybrid work.
  • Generous paid.

Work/Life Balance at CIWRO

  • CIWRO supports a diverse, non-discriminatory workforce that respects the culture, beliefs, and practices of all employees.
  • Flexible work hours, a hybrid work environment, and easy area commutes enable employees to address personal needs without sacrificing paid leave.
  • CIWRO's structured career-track program allows for advancement and professional prestige while maintaining a healthy work/life balance.

Living in Norman, OK

  • Norman is a beautiful small city with a burgeoning arts movement, lively concert series, and numerous athletic events.
  • Normans’ cost of living is very low (/, allowing CIWRO employees to live within about a 10-minute drive of the National Weather Center.
  • Big-city amenities are only a 20-30-minute drive Several nearby lakes and nature preserves offer additional recreation and entertainment.

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: Enter in subject line: ATTN: RA - Advanced Radar Techniques Team. For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Sebastian Torres (

The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.