Undergrad Student Researcher

University of Oklahoma

Oklahoma, OK

ID: 7121839 (Ref.No. ta230187)
Posted: January 23, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description



The University of Oklahoma is seeking an Undergraduate Researcher beginning Spring 2023 for a project led by School of Meteorology Faculty Dr. Kathy Pegion, Associate Professor and Williams Chair in Earth System Prediction on Subseasonal to Seasonal Timescales. The Undergraduate Researcher will contribute to the Subseasonal Experiment (SubX) by developing interactive and user-relevant real-time forecast products. To learn more about SubX, please see the project website: http://cola.gmu.edu/SubX


  • Process real-time subseasonal forecast and re-forecast data
  • Produce interactive subseasonal forecast maps
  • Assist in updating and transitioning the SubX website to OU
  • Work with SubX users to develop relevant subseasonal forecast products and provide data support
  • Collaborate with SoM students and faculty and scientists at other institutions 



Job Requirements


Required Qualifications:

  • Enrolled as an undergraduate student at OU in Spring 2023.
  • Majoring in meteorology, geography, environmental science, computer science, engineering, or a related discipline.  
  • Completed one course (e.g., METR 1313) or other demonstrated experience in Python programming
  • Completed one course in meteorology (e.g., METR 1003 or METR 1014) 
  • An ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Evidence of responsibility through employment, volunteering, family, or other relevant experiences.

Additional Desired Qualifications (not required):

  • Experience and/or interest in web site development
  • Genuine interest in application of computer programming to weather and climate data
  • Demonstrated experience working in a Unix/Linux environment

The pay rate is $14/hour. The Undergraduate Researcher is expected to work ~10-15 hrs/week during the semester with the option to increase work hours to 20 hrs/week during the summer.  The position is initially funded for 1-year with the possibility of extension based on performance and availability of funding.


Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy.  To view the policy, visit https://hr.ou.edu/Policies-Handbooks/TB-Testing.
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