Tailored opportunities: Postdoctoral Position: Hydroclimate Scientist at the University of Saskatchewan Canada


This postdoctoral position is part of the pan-Canadian Global Water Futures (GWF) research program (https://gwf.usask.ca), led by the University of Saskatchewan. GWF aims to place Canada as a global leader in water science for the world’s cold regions in order address the strategic needs of the Canadian economy in adapting to change and managing risks of uncertain water futures. It is the task of the GWF’s Core Modelling Team to deliver nextgeneration 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. One priority recognizes that model calibration will remain an important, but expensive, component of model application over large, spatially heterogeneous domains. Therefore, the advertised position is responsible for contributing to improvements in the science of largedomain model parameter estimation for application in Canada and other cold regions


Knowledge and Experience • PhD in the physical sciences, preferably in the Hydrologic, Atmospheric or Climate sciences • Experience in the development and application of hydrologic or land surface models (such as the Variable Infiltration Capacity model) • Experience with multi-objective parameter estimation and optimization • Experience working with high-performance computing systems • Experience working on interdisciplinary projects and with interdisciplinary teams • A high level of productivity for peer-reviewed publications is expected

Skill • Excellent data analysis and visualization skills • Excellent statistical analysis skills • Excellent communications skills • Excellent programming skills • Excellent multi-tasking skills Ability • Work in a self-directed manner and within a team environment • Re-evaluate and adjust priorities and objectives in light of research findings and evolving requirements • Ability to acquire, manipulate and analyze large spatiotemporal data sets • Ability to find creative solutions to complex, open-ended problems • Operate with a professional demeanor while representing PCIC outside the organization


No deadlines, as soon as possible


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 continue until suitable candidates are found.

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