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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia or Northern British Columbia (Canada)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Thu, 6 Dec 2012 15:29:22 +0000

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Postdoctoral Fellow: Meteorological and Air Quality Modelling

University of British Columbia / University of Northern British

A postdoctoral fellow is sought to use meteorological and air
pollution models as part of a project to optimally design a long-term
air quality monitoring network in northeast British Columbia,
Canada. Northeast BC is a region that is undergoing significant and
increasing oil and gas development necessitating enhancing air quality
monitoring. The successful applicant will work with graduate students
and Professors Douw Steyn (UBC) and Peter Jackson (UNBC) to run the
Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) meteorological model to produce
a high-resolution climatology of the region to support air quality
modelling using models such as the Community Multiscale Air Quality
(CMAQ) model. Both models will be extensively evaluated using
available observations, and then used to design an optimal air quality
monitoring network for the region. The position is funded for two
years, with a possible extension to a third year, and will start in
early 2013. The position will involve working with industrial and
other stakeholders such as the BC Ministry of Environment. The main
work location can be either at UBC (in Vancouver) or UNBC (in Prince
George) with up to 25% of the time spent with industrial stakeholders.


Education: A PhD completed within the last five years, from a
recognized university in atmospheric science, atmospheric chemistry,
environmental science or environmental engineering or a closely
related field.

Experience: Demonstrated experience and aptitude with meteorological
and air quality models such as WRF and CMAQ. Experience running these
models in a linux cluster environment. Proficiency with pertinent
computer languages and tools. Ability to communicate effectively in
English. Relevant experience in a Canadian context will be an asset.


An application consists of a cover letter explaining how your
education, experience and background qualifies you for this position,
as well as a curriculum vitae, a copy of your university undergraduate
and graduate transcripts, and contact details for three people who
have agreed to act as references and can comment on your
qualifications and experience relevant to this position. Applications
should be addressed to: AQ Modeller PDF Competition c/o Dr. Peter L
Jackson, Environmental Science and Engineering Program, UNBC, 3333
University Way, Prince George, BC, V2N 4Z9, CANADA. Electronic
applications in adobe postscript, pdf or microsoft word formats are
encouraged and can be sent to <>. For more
information contact Dr. Peter L. Jackson at +1-250-960-5985.

Applications received by January 11, 2013 will be given full
consideration, but applications will be accepted and reviewed until
the position is filled.

Peter L. Jackson, Ph.D P.Met, Professor of Atmos. Sci.| e:
Environmental Science & Engineering Programs | tel: 250.960.5985
Natural Resources & Environmental Studies Institute | fax: 250.960.5845
University of Northern British Columbia | office: 8-434
3333 University Way, Prince George BC CANADA V2N 4Z9 | laboratory: 4-215
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