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[Met-jobs] Seeking 6 Graduate Students in Regional Climate Modelling and Diagnostics

From René Laprise <>
Date Fri, 1 Mar 2013 08:07:59 -0500

The Centre ESCER at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM),
Canada, offers 12 MSc and 13 PhD scholarships for diverse research
topics as part of a 5-year multi-institutional project titled
"Canadian Network for Regional Climate and Weather Processes" let by
Prof. Laxmi Sushama at UQAM. Students from any country are invited to

Our university, a French-speaking institution located at the heart of
bilingual Montréal, has successfully graduated many international
students. The Centre ESCER has been particularly able to attract
excellent students from Latin America, Eastern Europe and
French-speaking countries, and provide them an education in French
while having access to a fully bilingual working milieu.

We are seeking 6 Graduate Students interested in carrying research in
the following topics:
1.      Regional climate model added value in simulating significant
weather events: This project may appeal to students with a good base
in synoptic meteorology and wishing to explore the abilities of
high-resolution climate models to well represent observed weather
2.      Objective optimisation of empirical model parameters: This project
may appeal to students interested in understanding the complex role
that model parameters play in the achievement of an optimal
performance with a climate simulation.
3.      Specific statistical tests for nested-model experiments: Applicants
to this project will benefit from a strong background in inferential
statistics and interest in adapting existing statistical tools within
the context of regional modelling with nested models.

Enquiries about the proposed research projects should be submitted to
Prof. René Laprise ( and to Dr. Ramón de Elía

Information about the UQAM graduate programmes can be found at the
following web sites:
•       Masters in Atmospheric Sciences:
•       PhD in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences:

To apply for Graduate Studies at UQAM, please complete the on-line
application at

Prospective foreign students should be aware that they require a study
permit (student visa) to study in Canada and that delays are long to
obtain the required immigration documents.

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