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[Met-jobs] Post-doc position at Environment Canada

From Natacha Bernier <>
Date Fri, 18 Jan 2013 13:24:18 -0500

in wave modeling for the 2015 PanAm Games

Environment Canada is seeking a highly motivated and qualified wave
modeler to contribute to the development of an ensemble wave forecast
and a high-resolution coupled wave-atmosphere forecast system for the
Great Lakes.  The work will initially focus on developing ensemble
forecasts of waves over the Great Lakes.  Coupling with lake, land, and
atmospheric models will also be investigated in a deterministic nest
covering competition sites. Ensemble forecast systems that will result
from this work are to be used to develop probabilistic forecasts.
High resolution coupled forecasts are to be used to evaluate the
contribution of different forcings.  This is a challenging opportunity
to work across several disciplines.  This is also a unique opportunity
to carry out research in an operational environment and to interact with
EC scientist and with the Canadian Coast Guard which can broaden
future career options.

Essential Qualifications: A recent (i.e. less than 5 years) Ph.D. in
physical ocean sciences, atmospheric sciences or a closely related
field is required.  Experience with data processing, and knowledge of
programming (Fortran, UNIX environment) are also required.
Demonstrated ability to communicate results in the form of scholarly
articles and the ability to work in a collaborative team are

Desirable Qualifications: Experience with ensemble prediction methods,
coupled modeling, WavewatchIII, running complex models on
high-performance computers, analyzing large datasets and verification
statistics are all important and will be considered as assets.  Skills
in languages and programs such as Python, Matlab, R, IDL are also
important.  Environment Canada is a bilingual work place, fluency in
English is essential.  Fluency in French would be an asset.

Details: The successful candidate will be located at the RPN quarters
of Environment Canada (EC) in Montreal QC.  Funding is available for 2
years pending satisfactory progression revision after 1 year.  The
prefered start date is 1 April 2013. Salary in the range of $50-60k
and health coverage are guaranteed from the 3rd month of employment to
the end of the appointment.

Application: To apply, please send a cover letter explaining how you
meet the selection criteria, a current curriculum vitae, together with
a list of publications, names of three persons who may act as
references, and a brief statement of interest, to the address
below. Review of applications will begin 11 February 2013.

Dr. Natacha Bernier
Research Scientist
Meteorological Research Division
Environment Canada
2121 Trans-Canada Highway
Dorval QC Canada H9P 1J3

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