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Employment and Research Opportunities at PCIC

PCIC is seeking two Research Hydrologists, a Hydroclimate Scientist and a DevOps Specialist.

Research Hydrologist

PCIC is seeking to fill two research hydrologist positions. In order to ensure the future protection and restoration of wild Pacific salmon and other BC fish stocks, it is necessary to understand how ongoing and future effects of climate change on the freshwater environment may affect salmon habitats at regional and watershed scales. As part of a collaboration between PCIC and scientists from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), the two advertised postdoctoral positions will contribute to determining the climate-mediated vulnerability of salmon productivity in space and time. This will involve an interdisciplinary effort to combine hydrologic modelling with habitat risk and vulnerability assessment. Each Research Hydrologist will undertake hydrologic modelling and related research to quantify future climate-driven changes in river discharge and temperature. The modelling will be undertaken at one of two spatial scales throughout a region spanning all Pacific-draining watersheds in BC. The Research Hydrologists will work at PCIC under the supervision of the Lead for the Hydrologic Impacts theme and collaborate with members of PCIC and DFO.  

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: Research Hydrologist” 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 suitable candidates are found.

Hydroclimate Scientist

PCIC is seeking to fill a Hydroclimate Scientist position, as part of the pan-Canadian Global Water Futures (GWF) research program. The Hydroclimate Scientist, as part of GWF’s Core Modelling Team, will undertake research to support the development of a next-generation pan-Canadian hydrologic modeling framework. They will work at PCIC under the supervision of the Lead for the Hydrologic Impacts theme and collaborate with members of PCIC and GWF’s Core Modelling Team. It is the task of the GWF’s Core Modelling Team to deliver next-generation advances in modelling tools and new monitoring systems to study and predict the effects of climate change and human interactions on water quantity and quality. Over the coming years the Core Modelling Team will focus on a number of priority research areas to support this next-generation modelling. 

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: Hydroclimate Scientist” 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.

DevOps Specialist

The DevOps Specialist works as part of of a talented and dedicated team that enables access to PCIC's flagship data products and innovative web-based analysis tools. The DevOps Specialist works to build infrastructure to develop and deploy the next generation of climate data analytics applications. Working within PCIC's Computational Support Group, they will team up with PCIC's application developers, authors of scientific software and System Administrator to build continuous delivery pipelines, and a system for public-facing, on-demand climate data computation. The DevOps Specialist will collaborate with PCIC's national partners to develop and utilize state of the art technology for online climate service delivery.

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: DevOps Specialist” 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.