Post-Doctoral Position in Snow Hydrology

Website University of Quebec at Trois-Rivieres

Department of Environmental Sciences

The Canada Research Chair in Cryosphere Hydrology (Glaciolab) is based at the Department of Environmental Sciences at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR), Canada (www.uqtr.ca/glaciolab). The research group is led by Professor Christophe Kinnard and hosts a dozen of graduate students, interns, and postdoctoral researchers. The research program is articulated around the study of the interactions between climate, snow, glaciers, frozen soils, and hydrology. The candidate will study the global performance and transferability of degree-day type snowmelt models using global reanalysis products. The postdoctoral position is funded for one year but could be renewed for a second year depending on funding. We seek motivated individuals with strong analytical skills and who strive to develop innovative ideas in the field of snow hydrology. The research activities at Glaciolab contribute to the Centre for Watershed-Aquatic Ecosystems Interactions (RIVE, www.uqtr.ca/rive) and the Centre for Northern Studies (CEN: http://www.cen.ulaval.ca), to which the candidate will be integrated.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS (by start date)
PhD in a field related to cryosphere or hydrological sciences

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated background in snow and/or hydrological modelling
  • Demonstrated skills within programs such as MATLAB, Python, R
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communications skills

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Annual salary is 40,000 $CAD including benefits. Additional funding is available for conference travel.

JOB LOCATION
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR), Trois-Rivières, Canada

APPLICATION PROCESS AND INQUIRIES
Send a complete CV, motivation letter, and the name and contact of two referees to Professor Christophe Kinnard: christophe.kinnard@uqtr.ca. Letters of reference obtained from referees will be kept strictly confidential. This position will remain open until it is fulfilled.

To apply for this job email your details to christophe.kinnard@uqtr.ca