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The Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology (MMM) Laboratory is one of seven labs that the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) comprises. MMM research focuses on prediction, predictability, dynamics and physics of high-impact weather across scales. MMM scientists develop knowledge of fundamental processes in boundary layers, cloud physics, organized moist convection, and orographic flows by combining novel observations with a variety of numerical simulation techniques. In addition, MMM scientists work with researchers in the community to develop and support models for thousands of users worldwide covering a variety of research problems from turbulence-resolving to global scales. Community models include the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model, the Model for Prediction Across Scales (MPAS) and assimilation systems for each. MMM is forging new linkages with atmospheric chemistry and climate research, in addition to partnering with scientists and practitioners specializing in the characterization and communication of prediction uncertainty and impacts. MMM has a vital visitor program, is active in mentoring students in the Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS) Program, and participates in student mentoring and teaching at universities.

Search committee

  • Bill Mahoney, Chair, NCAR Associate Director, Research Applications Laboratory (RAL)
  • Tom Hamill, Meteorologist, NOAA ESRL
  • Deanna Hence, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois
  • Petra Klein, UCAR Board of Trustee 
  • Ruby Leung, Chief Climate Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Greg McFarquhar, Director of the Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS), University of Oklahoma
  • Annareli Morales, Postdoctoral Fellow, NCAR-Advanced Study Program (ASP)
  • Rebecca Morss, Deputy Director of MMM, NCAR-Mesoscale & Microscale Meteorology (MMM)
  • Rich Neale, Project Scientist III, NCAR-Climate & Global Dynamics (CGD)
  • Gabi Pfister, Scientist III Section Head, NCAR-Atmospheric Chemistry Observations & Modeling Laboratory (ACOM)
  • Glen Romine, Project Scientist III, NCAR-Mesoscale & Microscale Meteorology (MMM)
  • Tammy Weckwerth, Scientist III, NCAR-Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL)

What we offer

UCAR offers excellent benefits. A detail of the those available to the MMM Director can be found in our benefits summary

Leadership profile

The opportunity overview, role, qualifications, personal qualities, and opportunities and expectations for leadership can all be found in the leadership profile.

Timeline for recruitment and interviews

  • Job posted: 12/20/2019 to 2/28/2020
  • Interviews: 3/31/2020 to 4/3/2020

Opportunity & how to apply

Those interested, please apply or nominate an applicant.