Post-Doctoral Opportunity – Uncertainty in Climate Change Modeling

Location
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Posted
Mar 15, 2017
Closes
Apr 14, 2017
Discipline
Hydrology
Career Level
Postdoctoral
Education Level
PhD
Relocation Cost
Negotiable
Sector Type
Academia

We are seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher with strong academic experience in hydrologic modeling and statistical analyses to examine the impacts of regulation and climate change on freshwater inputs to Hudson Bay.  The successful candidate for this position will be working with the freshwater systems team of the BaySys project (an NSERC-funded collaborative research project) to quantify the relative contributions to changes in magnitude and timing from climate change, model uncertainty, and regulation of the Nelson and La Grande Rivers. Candidates will work in close collaboration with industry (Manitoba Hydro, Hydro Quebec) and will be expected to contribute to presentations for the industrial partners, and author peer-reviewed publications.

Applicants should have a strong background in the areas of hydrologic modeling and statistical analyses specifically related to uncertainty assessment, and preferably have experience with climate change simulation.  Special consideration will be given to those candidates who have had exposure to programming in R, Matlab, and Fortran.

The successful candidate will study jointly within the Faculty of Engineering (Department of Civil Engineering) and Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS) at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg MB, Canada. Housed within the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment Earth and Resources, CEOS is home to 15 full time faculty, and approximately 70 other students and staff devoted to the study of Arctic marine science.  The Centre is located in the newly developed Nellie Cournoyea Arctic Research Facility.  Graduate students have access to state-of-the-art field and laboratory facilities.  CEOS is a founding member of the new international Arctic Science Partnership.

Applications should be emailed Dr. Trish Stadnyk (Tricia.Stadnyk@umanitoba.ca)

Please include in your application a CV, transcripts, a short statement of relevant research experience and interests, and the contact information for two referees. Send all documentation in 1 PDF file please.

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