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[Met-jobs] Graduate Student Positions at Simon Fraser University (Canada)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:18:59 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Graduate Student Positions in Climate Change Research

The Climate Research Lab in the Department of Geography at Simon Fraser
University (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada), led by Dr. Kirsten
Zickfeld, invites applications from prospective Master’s and Doctoral
students interested in pursuing climate change research using Earth
System models.

The Climate Research Lab pursues research in the following areas: (1)
Long-term effects of human-induced emissions of greenhouse gases and
aerosols on climate, (2) Reversibility of human-induced climate change,
(3) Feedbacks between climate and the carbon cycle, (4) Emission
trajectories and budgets compatible with avoiding “dangerous” climate
change, (5) Climate tipping points. For further details see

Specific research projects will be developed in consultation with the

Funding is available for 2 graduate student positions (2 years for
Master’s, 4 years for Doctoral students) in the form of research and
teaching assistantships starting in September 2015.

Students of all scientific backgrounds, particularly students with
training in climate and atmospheric science, oceanography, earth
science, physical geography, physics or related disciplines are
encouraged to apply. Strong quantitative skills and excellent oral and
written communication skills are expected. Experience in computer
programming is an asset.

For consideration, please send a Curriculum Vitae, a personal statement
(1*−*2 pages) describing your previous research experience and future
research interests, informal transcripts, and contact information (email
and phone) of 2*−*3 references to Dr. Kirsten Zickfeld (

Evaluation of applications will start on Friday, December 5^th 2014 and
will continue until the positions are filled.

Interested students will also need to submit an application to the
Department of Geography by January 22^nd 2015

For further information contact:

Dr. Kirsten Zickfeld

Department of Geography
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6, Canada
Email: <>

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