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Employment and Research Opportunities at PCIC

PCIC is seeking to hire a Scientific Software Developer and a Climate Data Analyst. PCIC is also seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on the statistics of climate extremes.

Scientific Software Developer

The Scientific Software Developer will develop and maintain high-quality scientific software from experimental software prototypes. In collaboration with PCIC climate scientists and the Computational Support team, the successful candidate will write software for incorporating climate change scenarios into engineering design guidelines for built infrastructure. The Scientific Software Developer will be a part of a talented and dedicated team that enables access to PCIC's flagship data products and innovative web-based analysis tools. Their software will play a key role in informing government policy with respect to the impacts of climate change.

For more information, see the complete job posting.

Application: Please send your application including a cover letter, CV, and three professional references to James Hiebert, climate@uvic.ca, with “ATTN: Scientific Software Developer” in the subject line.  Please indicate whether you are legally able to work in Canada.

Climate Data Analyst in the Climate Analysis and Monitoring Theme

The climate data analyst will work as part of the Climate Analysis and Monitoring theme within PCIC and will be instrumental in improving the quality and availability of the data used in major projects related to climate mapping and extremes analysis. This includes characterizing climate and its changes in innovative ways, assessing the data used in climate products and improving and augmenting the data where possible including via the use of multi-station quality control or machine learning approaches. These tasks require a good understanding of high-volume data processing, database management and statistics. Skills must be supported by fluency in open source computational and programming tools such as Linux and R. Furthermore, an understanding BC’s climate and the challenges of weather observation in the province is desirable.

For more information, see the complete job posting.

Application: Please send your application including a cover letter, CV, and three professional references to Faron Anslow, climate@uvic.ca, with “ATTN: CAM Climate Data Analyst” in the subject line. Please indicate whether you are legally able to work in Canada. 

Review of applicants will start immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is found.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Position: Statistics of climate extremes

The Postdoctoral Fellow will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team that undertakes research on climate-related precipitation extremes, including phenomena such as extreme rainfall and snowfall, freezing rain and drought. This will include developing and applying innovative statistical approaches based in extreme value theory in collaboration with climate scientists and users in order to best inform them about the potential impacts of changes in precipitation-related extremes in their domains of interest. He/she will use both observational and climate model simulated data that span a range of spatial resolutions. A particular opportunity will be to contribute to the analysis of new, very high resolution, climate change experiments that are being undertaken in collaboration with scientists at the US National Center for Atmospheric Research.

For more information, see the complete job posting.

Application: Please send your application including a cover letter, CV, and three professional references to Francis Zwiers, climate@uvic.ca, with “ATTN: Postdoc- Statistics of Climate Extremes” in the subject line. Please indicate whether you are legally able to work in Canada. 

Review of applicants will start immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is found.