Research Opportunities

Employment in CAPS

CAPS often has Graduate Research Assistantships and Post-doctoral Research Fellow opportunities available. Interested persons should contact, or CAPS Director, Dr. Ming Xue (




The Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms (CAPS) seeks to hire a part-time (.50 FTE) graduate research assistant in Computer Science or related field for the Fall Semester, 2013. This student will work on the development of a flexible and efficient web site and backend database structure for displaying high-resolution weather model output.

Recommended qualifications include experience in the following:
- Design experience for a large website
- Cosmetic design (Use of Photoshop or related software)
- Database software (e.g., PostgreSQL, mysql, sqlite3)
- Server-side scripting (php5 and related software)
- JavaScript (jquery and jquery mobile)
- html 5 code development
- Apache software configuration

Additional efficiency in Perl and/or Python is strongly recommended.

Designated as one of six University Strategic Organizations (USOs), CAPS is a team of over 50 highly motivated scientists and students devoted to improving high-resolution weather model data assimilation and numerical weather prediction. The GRA will gain valuable experience in the weather community working with large volume model output, databases, and web design.  Completion of this project may lead to additional opportunities. 

A resume including all relevant computer training and experience and references is required.  Please contact:

Dr. Keith Brewster, Associate Director, CAPS

The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution.