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[Met-jobs] PhD position at the University of Quebec in Montreal

From Francesco Salvatore Rocco Pausata <francesco.pausata@misu.su.se>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:38:14 +0000

PhD offer within the project “Develop systematic understanding of the impacts of forest fires emissions on atmospheric circulation and its predictability” at the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Québec in Montréal (UQAM), Montreal, QC, Canada. This project is in close collaboration with Environment Canada and Climate Change (ECCC). 

The PhD student will be hosted at the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences of UQAM and will benefit from direct interaction with the extended research group at the Center for the Study and Simulation of Climate at Regional Scale (ESCER), GEOTOP Research Center on the Dynamics of the Earth System and ECCC.

The proposed start date is as early as possible.
The scholarship offered is 21,000$/yr for 3 years as a minimum
We are looking for a PhD candidate with good theoretical understanding of atmospheric and climate dynamics. The PhD candidate
should have the flexibility and basic experience in working with climate models. Skill in running WRF, CESM or other climate models will be an asset.
Good statistic analytical skills are required for this project with experience in data processing softwares (e.g. Matlab, R or Python).

How to apply
Please send _expression_ of interest, CV, academic transcripts, and contact information of at least 2 referees in one pdf to:
Prof. Francesco S.R. Pausata:  pausata.francesco@uqam.ca
The position will be open until filled.  

About Montreal:
The city of Montréal is world-renowned as a centre of culture, creativity, knowledge and innovation. In 2017 the city celebrated its 375th anniversary, along with Canada’s 150th birthday. The combination of Indigenous, North American and European influences gives this city a unique cultural and architectural flavour. It enjoys an outstanding reputation for its arts scene, including (among others) the world-renowned Jazz Festival which takes place in late June – early July each year. Montréal’s cosmopolitan character is reflected in the vibrant and diverse communities that make up the city, and its excellent international cuisine.
Montréal is well known as a vibrant, safe city and it was also the first North American city to be designated a UNESCO City of Design in 2006. The city has over 1000 parks and green spaces and 450 km of bike paths. Central to the city’s green spaces are Mont-Royal in the centre of Montréal, the parks situated on the islands of the St. Lawrence River, and Montréal’s extensive Botanic Garden.
Montréal is easily accessible from all parts of the world, with excellent air links. The airport is 20 minutes’ journey from the downtown core. The city boasts an efficient public transit system comprising a network of bus and Metro (subway) routes.


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