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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral Position (University of Toronto) - Satellite Validation over the high Arctic

From Kaley Walker <>
Date Wed, 4 Nov 2015 09:36:40 -0500

Could you please post this job for us:

Posting Date: 4 November 2015

Faculty of Arts and Science
University of Toronto


*Area of Research:*
The High Arctic is changing very fast and these changes are important, both within the region and as their influence propagates out to lower latitudes. Using measurements from the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory (PEARL) at Eureka, Nunavut and measurements from other sites around the Arctic and the rest of the globe, the Probing the Atmosphere of the High Arctic (PAHA) project – which involves many Canadian University researchers – is investigating the Atmosphere of the Canadian High Arctic.

The PAHA project has an opportunity for a post-doctoral fellow (PDF) to conduct satellite validation and intercomparison studies using the PEARL dataset. Satellite validation establishes the accuracy and reliability of satellite measurements through comparisons with well-characterized data sets. Within PAHA, we are using this high Arctic data set for validating current satellite missions focusing on trace gases and aerosol properties.

*Description of duties:*
The successful applicant will be responsible for conducting statistical comparisons between PEARL and satellite datasets (with some focus on the Canadian missions SCISAT and OSIRIS); employing innovative comparison methods; and collaborating with satellite science teams, other ground-based measurement sites and other PAHA researchers.

$45,000 per year.

*Required qualifications:*
A Ph.D. degree in Physics, Atmospheric Science or a relevant field is required. We seek a candidate with expertise in atmospheric data analysis and remote sensing datasets. Experience with satellite validation and/or scientific experience working with satellite retrievals would be advantageous.

*Application instructions*

All individuals interested in this position must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a statement indicating how they would expect to contribute to the above project to Prof. Kaley A. Walker by the closing date. Applicants should also arrange for two academic references to be submitted by the closing date.

*Closing date:* 30 November 2015.

*Supervisor:* Prof. Kaley A. Walker
University of Toronto, Department of Physics
60 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5S 1A7

*Expected start date:* 1 March 2016 (or earlier)

*Term:* Until 31 January 2018.

*FTE:* 100%

Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others

Dr. Kaley A. Walker
Associate Professor
Department of Physics, University of Toronto
60 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A7
Tel:    (416) 978 8218
FAX:    (416) 978 8905

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