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[Met-jobs] PhD positions within the framework of the Canadian Network for Regional Climate and Weather Processes at UQAM

From Adelina Alexandru <adelina@sca.uqam.ca>
To Adelina Alexandru <adelina@sca.uqam.ca>
Date Fri, 4 Oct 2013 16:45:03 -0400

PhD positions within the framework of the Canadian Network for Regional Climate and Weather Processes at UQAM


Three fully-funded PhD studentships are available, within the framework of the Canadian Network for Regional Climate and Weather Processes (CNRCWP), in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Quebec at Montreal. The main objective of the CNRCWP Network (cnrcwp.uqam.ca) funded by the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council is to augment, evaluate and exploit the added value provided by regional models in climate and weather simulations, that is afforded as a result of the expected higher resolution, improved representation of physical processes, feedbacks and interactions through a Regional Earth System Model approach. The currently available PhD positions within the Network are in the following areas:

1. Vegetation-climate interactions over North America 
2. Snow-permafrost linkages and snow-albedo feedback 
3. Specific statistical tests for nested-model experiments 

Projects 1 and 2 will be under the supervision of Dr. Laxmi Sushama (Sushama.laxmi@uqam.ca), while project 3 will be under the supervision of Dr. Ramon de Elia (Deelia.ramon@ouranos.ca) and Prof. René Laprise (lapise.rene@uqam.ca). 

Successful applicants will have an MSc in Atmospheric Sciences or related disciplines. Good programming skills in Fortran, C/C++, Matlab or R, familiarity with UNIX environment and shell scripting and excellent written and oral communication skills in French and English will be definite assets. A background in inferential statistics and interest in adapting existing statistical tools within the context of regional modelling with nested models would be desirable for project 3.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, academic transcripts and contact details of three referees to Adelina Alexandru (adelina@sca.uqam.ca) by October 20th, 2013. Candidates should indicate in the cover letter the project for which they are applying for. For further details about the projects, candidates may contact respective supervisors. Information about the PhD program at UQAM can be obtained from http://www.etudier.uqam.ca/programme?code=3141 and/or
http://www.sciences.uqam.ca/programmes-detudes/200-doctorat-en-sciences-de-la-terre-et-de-latmosphere.html 

Adelina Alexandru, M.Sc.
Agente de recherche/Research assistant
UQAM
PK-2230 
201, Président Kennedy
Montréal (Québec), Canada
H2X 3Y7
Tél: 514-987-3000 #7631
Fax:514-987-6853

http://www.escer.uqam.ca





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