National Hydrology Research Centre - Post Doctoral Fellow in Cold Regions Hydrology
Environment Canada’s National Hydrology Research Centre (NHRC) in Saskatoon, Canada, is seeking a Post Doctoral Fellow in areas related to hydrology of cold regions and hydrologic modelling in northern Canada. This position is linked to Environment Canada’s Program for Energy R&D (PERD), and the candidate will be responsible for testing and developing a high resolution hydrologic model in order to: understand the impacts of climate change on the hydrology of northern Canada, consider the hazards to oil or gas pipelines, and minimize environmental impacts of pipelines, in key northern environments. Research will focus on climate, vegetation, permafrost, snow, runoff interactions, with an emphasis on extreme events.
The candidate must have a Ph.D. in hydrology, with experience in physically based modelling, analyzing large data sets, cold regions hydrological processes, and excellent coding skills (C++, C, Fortran for example).
Primary duties will include: (1) developing a consistent data base from NHRC data sets (approx. 20 years of data), as well as data housed elsewhere, including Environment Canada's operational data sets (Water Survey of Canada and Meteorological Service of Canada) and University data sets, (2) testing the hydrologic model for key EC study sites near Inuvik, NWT, (3) analyzing the resulting model output, with an emphasis on extreme events, and (4) writing of reports and scientific manuscripts.
The successful candidate will be appointed through the Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Government Laboratories program (administered by NSERC). Fellowship will be awarded for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second and third year.
NHRC is located on the University of Saskatchewan campus. NHRC and the UofS support a very large hydrological research community. Saskatoon (www.tourismsaskatoon.com) is a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a strong research cluster, a vibrant arts community, and a full range of leisure opportunities.
Starting Date: September 1, 2012 or earlier.
Please send resume and statement of interest to: Philip Marsh Ph.D.