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Post-doctoral position: Ecosystem Modeller for Oxygen in the Salish Sea

Position
Post-doctoral position: Ecosystem Modeller for Oxygen in the Salish Sea

Employer

University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia is a global centre for teaching, learning and research, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world.

Homepage: https://www.ubc.ca


Location
Vancouver, Canada

Sector
Academic

Relevant division
Ocean Sciences (OS)

Type
Full time

Level
Experienced

Salary
Minimum salary is $58,000 Canadian

Required education
PhD

Application deadline
Open until the position is filled

Posted
17 June 2022

Job description

The Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the field of coupled biological/chemical/physical ocean modelling. The successful applicant will conduct research as part of a group developing SalishSeaCast, a coupled numerical model, based on the NEMO model, of the Salish Sea. The physical model is fully coupled to a biological model (SMELT) and a carbon model (SKOG). This post-doctoral fellow will focus on oxygen, including evaluation of the model, dynamics of oxygen within the Salish Sea and impact of anthropogenic nutrient sources on oxygen.

The position is for one-year, renewable for a second and third year and preferred start dates are Sep-Oct 2022. The application deadline is Jul 16, 2022 but will be extended if a suitable candidate has not been found.

Project and Responsibilities: This project will focus on oxygen with the Salish Sea and in particular, within the Puget Sound Region. The candidate will confirm the oxygen formulation within SalishSeaCast and evaluate the oxygen results against available Canadian and US observations. They will update the nutrient fluxes, particularly the nitrate flux, from the rivers and add those appropriate for the municipal outfalls. The next step of the project will be to investigate the main controls of oxygen in the system and compare to previous analyses, including those for nitrate and carbon. Sensitivity to the parameters/parameterizations of the major controls will be estimated. The applied component of the project will include nutrient manipulations from rivers and municipal outfalls to determine the impact of these loadings on the system. In collaboration with the larger group at UBC, an investigation of the past and future oxygen cycling will be possible.:

Additional responsibilities will include: reporting to the funding agency, publication of the main results in peer-reviewed international journals and partial supervision of under- graduate students working on this project and mentoring graduate students working other aspects of SalishSeaCast.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience: A Ph.D. together with a strong background in coupled numerical modelling of ocean systems. Such a background could, for example, be demonstrated with one or more published papers in the field. The position is for one-year, renewable for a second and third year and preferred start dates are Sep-Oct 2022. Salary is dependent upon educational level and experience; the minimum salary is $58,000 per year plus benefits.

How to Apply: Applications, including a CV, copies of two relevant publications, and the names, e-mails and phone numbers of three referees should be sent to Dr. Susan Allen (sallen@eoas.ubc.ca). The application deadline is Jul 16, 2022, but it will be extended if a suitable candidate has not been found.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.