The Athabasca University, Canada is seeking seeking outstanding candidates to undertake cutting-edge research on computational sustainability and environmental analytics funded by Campus Alberta Innovates Program (CAIP). This is an excellent opportunity for enthusiastic and ambitious researchers to use state-of-the-art approaches to make an impact in a fast-moving field of research.
The postdocs will be a member of the CAIP Research Chair team at Athabasca University, Alberta, Canada. The objective of the CAIP program is to use a multidisciplinary and multi-scale analysis by integrating modeling of biogeochemical and hydrological processes with GIS, remote sensing, and computational technologies to identify and manipulate diverse data on ecological, environmental and climatic issues, to study environmental sustainability of integrated terrestrial and aquatic systems at a river basin, to analyzes their impacts on river basins and its landforms, and link the outcomes within a decision framework.
- A PhD in ago-ecosystem, environment, engineering, computer, hydrology, climatology or other closely related fields
- Experience in modelling of biogeochemical, hydrological processes or remote sensing.
- Strong skills and experience with programing languages (C, C++, or Fortran) and coding and ability to design concept of model, algorithms and database
- Excellent record of peer-reviewed scientific publication
- Ability to work independently, self-motivated and to efficiently deliver results on time
- Ability and desire to work in a closely cooperating interdisciplinary team
- Experience in DNDC or SWAT models, ArcGIS, Visual Studio C++ and remote sensing
The ideal candidate will have a strong background in modeling of biogeochemical or hydrological processes, with experience in conducting model testing and coding. The two positions are fixed term positions with competitive salary for a period of 2 years for the first time and subject to review every six months with possible extension on mutual agreement.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The selection will begin consideration of applicants immediately; the competition will remain open until suitable candidates are appointed and shortlisted applicants will be informed. All the positions will be based on Edmonton campus.
Placement: The selected candidates will be placed at Edmonton campus of Athabasca University, Canada.
How to apply?
Send an email to Prof Junye Wang at firstname.lastname@example.org with a detailed CV, a cover letter about your interest for the position and rationale for your suitability, and name and address of three referees.