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Employment and Research Opportunities at PCIC

PCIC is seeking to fill a Postdoctoral Position in Hydrology and seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on the statistics of climate extremes.

Postdoctoral Position: Hydrology

The Postdoctoral Scientist will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team that seeks to develop adaptation strategies that minimize the joint impacts of climate change and reservoir regulation on fish habitat. The postdoctoral position will be required to assess the hydrologic sensitivity of the Nechako River basin, a regulated system located in central British Columbia, to climate variability and change. In this context, this position is responsible for the enhancement and application of PCIC’s version of the Variable Infiltration Capacity (VIC-GL) hydrology model to explicitly represent the hydrology, surface routing and water temperature of this regulated system. The position will also evaluate the extent to which hydrology and water temperature in the Nechako watersheds has responded to observed climate variability and change and evaluate potential hydrologic impacts under projected future climates.

For more information, see the complete job posting.

Application: Please send your application including a cover letter, CV, and three professional references to Markus Schnorbus, climate@uvic.ca, with “ATTN: Postdoctoral Position in Hydrology” 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.