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[Met-jobs] NSERC Postdoctoral Visiting Fellowship at CCCma, Victoria, BC, Canada - Terrestrial N cycle modelling

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Fri, 18 Mar 2016 10:41:08 +0000

NSERC Visiting Fellowship in terrestrial nitrogen cycle modelling

The Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis (CCCma,<>), part of Environment and Climate 
Change Canada (ECCC), is seeking a post-doctoral fellow to develop and 
implement a nitrogen (N) cycle in the land surface component (CLASS-CTEM) of 
the Canadian Earth System Model (CanESM). Implementation of the N cycle in the 
CLASS-CTEM framework will allow it to interactively model: 1) the constraint 
placed by N limitation on photosynthesis, 2) the response of natural 
terrestrial ecosystems to N deposition and the response of crop systems to 
fertilizer input, and 3) the atmosphere-land exchange of N2O (a greenhouse gas) 
and NOx (NO + NO2). The concentration of NOx in the atmosphere is the dominant 
control on the photochemical production of ozone throughout most of the 
troposphere, with ozone destruction occurring at low concentrations of NOx and 
ozone production at higher concentrations. This work is key to the development 
of a more realistic representation of carbon cycle feedbacks and tropospheric 
chemistry in this leading earth system model.

The position will be based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on the campus 
of the University of Victoria and is expected to start sometime during Summer 
2016. The position is open to Canadian and international applicants who have 
received their doctoral degrees since June 2011 in a relevant discipline. 
Relevant earth system modelling experience is desirable. The hiring will be 
administered by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada 
(NSERC, under their Visiting Fellowship (VF) in Canadian 
Government Laboratories programme. The NSERC Visiting Fellowship is currently 
valued at CDN $50,503 per year or higher, based on relevant professional 
experience. The position is available for one year initially but is renewable 
for up to two more years.

Interested candidates are requested to contact Vivek Arora 
( and David Plummer ( with a one 
page cover letter and a copy of their Curriculum Vitae before 30 April, 2016. 
The short-listed candidates will then be required to formally apply through the 
NSERC’s online system as well as be available for a phone or an in-person 
interview. The NSERC’s online system requires the name of the Canadian 
government laboratory where the VF will be based (in this case the CCCma) and 
the name of the potential supervisor(s) (in this case, Vivek Arora and/or David 
Plummer). Please see NSERC’s web site 
 for more details on eligibility requirements and the application process. 
Chosen applicant(s) who are approved by NSERC as well as who successfully 
interview will then be contacted to confirm their acceptance of the fellowship 

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