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[Met-jobs] CanSISE Position with the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (Canada)

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Wed, 11 Feb 2015 18:14:50 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

The Canadian Sea Ice and Snow Evolution (CanSISE) Network
<http://www.CanSISE.ca>

The Canadian Sea Ice and Snow Evolution (CanSISE) Network is an
NSERC-funded 5-year collaborative partnership between researchers from
eight Canadian universities (Toronto, York, McGill, Victoria, Guelph,
Waterloo, UBC, UNBC) and three partner organizations (the Climate
Research Division of Environment Canada, the Canadian Ice Service, and
the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium). To a unique degree, CanSISE is
bringing together University and government researchers with climate
modelling and observational expertise. The CanSISE Network seeks to
advance seasonal to multidecadal prediction of Arctic sea ice and snow
in Canada’s sub-Arctic, alpine, and seasonally snow covered regions. It
will also quantify and exploit, for prediction purposes, the role that
Northern Hemisphere snow and sea ice processes play in climate
variability and change. CanSISE activities are organized into three
theme areas, including a) seasonal to multi-decadal snow and sea-ice
prediction and projection, b) attributing change in snow and sea-ice,
and understanding its impacts, and c) improving our understanding of
snow and sea ice processes and climate interactions. CanSISE funding
over the period 2013-2018 will provide opportunities for up to 10
undergraduate internships, 12 graduate studentships at the PhD level, 20
postdoctoral fellowships, 2 research associates and a research
assistant. For more information about the network, and network
employment opportunities at all levels, please visit the CanSISE website
at www.CanSISE.ca <http://www.CanSISE.ca>.

Employment and Research Opportunities at CCCma

The Canadian Sea Ice and Snow Evolution (CanSISE) Network

The Canadian Sea Ice and Snow Evolution (CanSISE) Network is an
NSERC-funded 5-year collaborative partnership between researchers from
eight Canadian universities (Toronto, York, McGill, Victoria, Guelph,
Waterloo, UBC, UNBC) and three partner organizations (the Climate
Research Division of Environment Canada, the Canadian Ice Service, and
the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium). To a unique degree, CanSISE
will bring together University and government researchers with climate
modelling and observational expertise. The CanSISE Network seeks to
advance seasonal to multi-decadal prediction of Arctic sea ice and snow
in Canada’s sub-Arctic, alpine, and seasonally snow covered regions. It
will also quantify and exploit, for prediction purposes, the role that
Northern Hemisphere snow and sea ice processes play in climate
variability and change. CanSISE activities are organized into three
theme areas, including a) seasonal to multi-decadal snow and sea-ice
prediction and projection, b) attributing change in snow and sea-ice,
and understanding its impacts, and c) improving our understanding of
snow and sea ice processes and climate interactions. For more
information about the network, please visit the CanSISE website at
www.CanSISE.ca <http://www.CanSISE.ca>.

Applications are sought for a postdoctoral researcher position that will
be supported through CanSISE and located at the Canadian Centre for
Climate Modelling and Analysis <http://www.ec.gc.ca/ccmac-cccma/>
(CCCma) in close collaboration with the Pacific Climate Impacts
Consortium <http://www.pacificclimate.org> (PCIC). CCCma is part of
Environment Canada’s Climate Research Division and is the main climate
model development and analysis centre in Canada. It is located on the
campus of the University of Victoria. The Pacific Climate Impacts
Consortium (PCIC) was created to assess climate impacts in the Pacific
and Yukon Region of Canada. 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.



Postdoctoral Researcher

A two-year Postdoctoral Research position is available for a highly
qualified individual to participate in climate change detection and
attribution research focused on attribution of high-latitude climate
extreme events in variables including sea ice extent and snow cover,
using large ensembles of climate model simulations.. The position will
be located at the University of Victoria and will be jointly supervised
by Dr. Nathan Gillett (Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and
Analysis) and Prof. Francis Zwiers (PCIC). 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 found.

Qualifications

  PhD in climate science 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 detection and attribution of climate change, cryospheric
variability and change, Arctic sea-ice or northern climatology is an
asset
  Experience and ability in manipulating and analyzing very large datasets
  Capable of working in a self-directed manner and within a team
environment.



Application Procedure

Applicants should submit a CV, list of publications, a statement of
research interests, and three letters of reference to climate@uvic.ca
<mailto:climate@uvic.ca>, with “ATTN: CanSISE Postdoctoral Researcher”
in the subject line by March 14^th 2014.

Additional information

Please address enquiries to Dr. Nathan Gillett (nathan.gillett@ec.gc.ca
<mailto:nathan.gillett@ec.gc.ca>) or Prof. Francis Zwiers
(climate@uvic.ca <mailto:climate@uvic.ca>).




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