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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral Researcher Position at the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC) (Canada)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
To "" <>
Date Wed, 20 Mar 2013 15:24:10 +0000

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A two-year Postdoctoral Researcher position is available at Pacific
Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC), funded by NSERC project ‘Canadian
Network for Regional Climate and Weather Processes’.

A link to the posting is at
<>s. Below is the full text
of the posting.

Thank you,

Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC)

University House 1 | PO Box 3060 STN CSC

University of Victoria | Victoria BC Canada V8W 3R4

Tel: 250.472.4682 | Fax: 250.721.7217 |


A two-year Postdoctoral Researcher position is available at Pacific
Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC), funded by NSERC project ‘Canadian
Network for Regional Climate and Weather Processes’. The position is for
a highly qualified individual to participate in the network project
looking to distinguish regional climate changes from natural variability
in support of the theme statistical/extremes allowed by fine mesh and
land-atmosphere feedbacks/. The position will be located at the
University of Victoria and will be jointly supervised by Prof. Francis
Zwiers (PCIC) and Dr. Xuebin Zhang (Climate Data and Analysis Section
and Adaptation and Impacts Research Section, Environment Canada). To be
considered, applicants will have held their PhDs for less than 5-years
at the time of acceptance of the offer employment. The position is
available immediately and will remain open until a suitable candidate is


PhD in climatology or a related discipline
Aptitude and demonstrated ability to apply and interpret
sophisticated statistical methods in climate science
Demonstrated research potential
Graduate training and/or research experience in one or more of the
study of climate extremes represented in global and regional climate
models, evaluating climate models, or the study extreme climate
events is an asset
Experience and ability in manipulating and analyzing very large datasets
Experience and/or desire to work on interdisciplinary projects and
with interdisciplinary teams
Capable of working in a self-directed manner and within a team

Application Procedure

Applicants should submit a CV, list of publications, a statement of
research interests, and three letters of reference to Ms. Cassbreea
Dewis, <>, with “ATTN: CNRCWP
Postdoctoral Researcher” in the subject line.

Additional information

Address enquiries to Prof. Francis Zwiers and Dr. Xuebin Zhang, <>.

About the project:

The Canadian Network for Regional Climate and Weather Processes (CNRCWP)
is a newly funded 5-year collaborative partnership between seven
Canadian Universities (Montreal, McGill, Calgary, Victoria, Northern
British Columbia, Waterloo, Saskatchewan), two partner organizations
(Ouranos, Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium), and four Canadian
Government labs of Environment Canada (CCCma, RPN, CPS, CDAS).

Canada's Nordic and the Arctic regions offer challenges to Numerical
Weather Prediction (NWP) and climate projection, due to complex
processes and feedbacks between various components of the climate
system. A better understanding of these regional climate processes and
interactions is crucial to improving the quality of both climate
projection and NWP for this region. CNRCWP will exploit the added value
of high-resolution models on climate and weather simulations, in
particular in the representation of extremes, afforded as a result of
the improved representation of physical processes, feedbacks and
interactions through a Regional Earth System Modelling approach.
Activities are organized around in the following three themes: 1)
specific weather and climate phenomena permitted by high-resolution
simulations, 2) statistical extremes allowed by fine mesh and
land-atmosphere feedbacks and 3) land surface processes enhanced by
improved representation of surface heterogeneity.

About PCIC

Applications are sought for a Postdoctoral Researcher that will be
located at the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC). The Pacific
Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC) was created to assess climate impacts
in the Pacific and Yukon Region of Canada. The goals of the Consortium
are to foster collaborative research, to strengthen the capacity to
address regional climate change and variability, and to provide the
scientific basis for policy development. PCIC is a regional climate
service centre at the University of Victoria that provides practical
information on the physical impacts of climate variability and change.
Through collaboration with climate researchers and regional
stakeholders, PCIC produces knowledge and tools in support of long-term

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