Postdoctoral Fellow position in Hydrological Modelling of the Upper Yukon River Basin, Yukon College
The Northern Climate ExChange (part of the Yukon Research Centre at Yukon
College) is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to develop a hydrological model of
the Upper Yukon River Basin upstream of Whitehorse, YT, as part of a 3-year
The Upper Yukon River is predominately a glacial regime type draining
the Coast Mountains of Northern British Columbia. The basin is within the
sporadic permafrost zone with approximately 8 % of the basin is covered by
ice caps and glaciers.
The successful candidate will develop a numerical simulation model for the
system which will be used to examine the inter-annual discharge variability
of the Upper Yukon River and its likely response to future climate scenarios.
The model will be used by Yukon Energy Corporation to assess hydroelectricity
supply scenarios for the Whitehorse hydro electrical facility. The successful
candidate will also coordinate and participate in fieldwork, consisting of the
installation and maintenance of meteorological monitoring stations as well as
geophysical and snow surveys.
The position is funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research
Council of Canada (NSERC) for a three-year full-time term at a wage of up to
$60,000/year plus benefits and travel assistance. The successful candidate
will be based at the Yukon Research Centre and is required to reside in the
Whitehorse area, Yukon, Canada.
For more information : Postdoctoral fellow position in Hydrological Modelling
Date of posting : July 9, 2013
Surface Temperature Downscaling in Arctic regions18 months, starting 1st May 2013
A postdoctoral position is proposed by the Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (LSCE, Gif-sur-Yvette, France), and the Laboratoire de Glaciologie et de Géophysique de l’Environnement (LGGE, Grenoble, France), in close collaboration with the CARTEL laboratory (Pr. A. Royer, Université de Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada)
The European project FP7-PAGE21 aims to better understand and quantify the vulnerability of permafrost environments to a changing global climate and to investigate the feedback mechanisms associated with increasing greenhouse gas emissions from permafrost zones. Within this project, remote sensing data products will be developed for model validation and upscaling of site measurements. For this purpose, we have proposed to combine thermal infrared and microwave surface measurements to estimate the surface temperature at regional scale over the main project sites.
Candidates should submit, by email, a cover letter with a statement of research interests, a CV, as well as the names and addresses of two referees before 30 December 2012 to Catherine Ottlé, LSCE-Orme, CEA-Orme des Merisiers, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, Cedex, France (email@example.com ), Michel Fily, LGGE, BP 96, F-38402 Saint-Martin d’Hères cedex, France(firstname.lastname@example.org ) and Alain Royer, 2500 Bd Université, Sherbrooke, Qc J1K 2R1 Canada (email@example.com ).
Review of applicants will begin soon after the deadline and will be continued until the position is filled. Salary will depend on the previous experience and C.V. of the successful candidate, in agreement with legal and employer regulations.
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