|From||Roger Brugge <email@example.com>|
|Date||Fri, 4 Nov 2016 10:34:42 +0000|
Forwarded from CLIMLIST... Climate Extremes Analyst Environment and Climate Change Canada - Climate Data and Analysis Section, Toronto (Ontario) PC-03 Indeterminate Closing date: 15 November 2016 - 23:59, Pacific Time <https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/psrs-srfp/admin/page14510?poster=971113&psrsNumber=DOE16J-018012-000002> <https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/psrs-srfp/admin/page14510?poster=971113&psrsNumber=DOE16J-018012-000002&toggleLanguage=fr> A physical scientist (PC-03) position is available in Climate Research Division (CRD) for a highly qualified individual to undertake applied research on climate variability and extremes, focusing in particular on supporting efforts to develop climate-resilient codes and standards, and the tailoring of climate information for engineering and infrastructure design. The position will also involve a strong liaison role with groups such as Standards Canada, National Research Council Canada, and other federal departments, as well as the ability to consult with scientists both within and outside CRD on the state of the science around climate extremes. Research will be performed in close collaboration with scientists at CRD, universities, regional climate consortia, and national institutions. Specific objectives of the position will include research on historical estimation and projection of changes in rainfall intensity-duration-frequency (IDF) curves, probable maximum precipitation, and other precipitation extremes, as well as climate design data for building codes. The work will involve manipulation of large volumes of observed and climate model data, as well as development and use of advanced statistical and mathematical methods to analyze data. The incumbent will be expected to be able to communicate applied research findings and the state of climate science to users in the climate impacts and adaptation communities and provide leadership on CRD projects related to codes and standards. Essential qualifications: * Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution, with acceptable specialization in physics, chemistry, meteorology, statistics, climatology, or some other science relevant to the position. * Experience in conducting in-depth, applied research related to the analysis of climate model output and/or climate observations, focusing particularly on climate variability and climate extremes (as evidenced by contributions to relevant reports and/or peer-reviewed publications). * Experience in developing and applying advanced analysis methods (including statistical techniques) in climate research. * Experience working with an interdisciplinary team of researchers or support staff in a leadership role. * Experience communicating scientific findings to the climate impacts and adaptation community, both orally and in writing. Other qualifications: * Graduation with a graduate degree (Master's or Ph.D.) from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in one or more of: the study of climate extremes represented in climate observations or global and/or regional climate models, evaluation of climate models, or the study of extreme precipitation. * Experience working directly with the climate change impacts and adaptation community, professional engineers, regional climate consortia, or other relevant stakeholders in Canada on projects related to climate change and precipitation. * Occasional requirement to travel Essential for the job: * English essential * Knowledge of atmospheric climate science, with an emphasis on climate variability and extremes. * Knowledge of how climate data, scenarios, and information is used within the climate impacts and adaptation community to support impacts and adaptation studies and engineering climatology (e.g., rainfall IDF curves and probable maximum precipitation). * Knowledge of statistical and mathematical methods for climate analysis, especially for analysis of extremes. * Ability to program using R and Python. * Ability to work in the Unix shell, especially in a cluster computing environment * Effective interpersonal skills * Judgment * Initiative May be needed for the job: * Knowledge of the Government of Canada's priorities with respect to climate change adaptation and climate resilience. * Ability to manipulate and analyze very large datasets, in particular those stored in NetCDF format.
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