Postdoctoral Fellow – Hydroclimate Scientist
The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC) is a regional climate service centre at the University of Victoria that provides practical information on climate impacts. PCIC is seeking a postdoctoral candidate to work within the pan-Canadian Global Water Futures (GWF) research program (https://gwf.usask.ca) to study the impacts of climate variability and change on hydrology and water quality in western Canada. Under the theme of ‘Climate and Diagnostic Hydrological and Water Quality Modelling’, the GWF proposes the development of a pan-Canadian hydrology/water quality multi-model system for assessment of hydrologic sensitivity under historical and future climates. In this context, this position is responsible for leading the development, enhancement and application of PCIC’s version of the Variable Infiltration Capacity (VIC) hydrology model for select Canadian basins. The candidate must have a PhD in the physical sciences, preferably in Hydrologic, Atmospheric or Climate science, have experience in the development and application of hydrologic or land surface models, and possess excellent programming skills (C++ and python being particularly useful). As a user and stakeholder driven organization, PCIC requires that candidates be able to flexibly adapt their research objectives to changing organizational and stakeholder priorities and needs. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with stakeholders to communicate and inform adaptation of water resources operations, management and planning, and with the GWF program to support the development of a multi-model framework. Funding is available for a 3.5-year commitment.
For further information and to apply please visit https://www.pacificclimate.org/about-pcic/employment-and-research-opportunities-pcic.