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Postdoctoral Position in Climate Dynamics at York University

October 20, 2020 15:25 | April Duffy (Administrator)

There is currently an opening for a postdoctoral visitor (PDV) in the climate dynamics research group of Prof. Neil Tandon at York University in Toronto. This group is based in the Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering (ESSE) within the Lassonde School of Engineering <http://esse.lassonde.yorku.ca>. The PDV appointment is for one year and is renewable for one additional year conditional on satisfactory progress. Extension of the PDV appointment beyond two years may be possible depending on the availability of funding. The PDV will receive a competitive salary and benefits package. The PDV appointment is expected to start in summer 2021, but the precise start date is flexible.

There is a wide range of possible research topics, including variability and long-term changes of the atmospheric circulation, cloud-circulation interaction, the dynamics of extreme precipitation, motion of Arctic sea ice, and variability of the ocean overturning circulation. Prof. Tandon’s group is computationally focused, combining numerical model simulations with analysis of various datasets. Additional information about Prof. Tandon’s research may be found at <http://www.yorku.ca/tandon>.

The minimum requirements for prospective PDVs are:

1. a PhD in atmospheric science, physical oceanography, climate science or a related field. All requirements for the PhD should be already completed or on track to be completed before the start of the PDV appointment.

2. fluency in spoken and written English.

3. strong skills in a scientific computing language, such as MATLAB, R or Python.

4. at least one publication as lead corresponding author in a peer-reviewed journal.

5. prior experience presenting at a scientific conference.

Prior experience with numerical modelling in a high-performance computing environment is also highly valuable but not an absolute necessity.

Given the current uncertainty relating to work permit applications, preference will be given to citizens of Canada, permanent residents of Canada and non-Canadians already residing legally in Canada. York University values diversity throughout its community and does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or family status. Qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.

Toronto is a wonderful place in which to live and work. It is known for its diversity, inclusiveness, vibrant arts scene, walkable neighbourhoods and beautiful green spaces. Members of the York community enjoy a stimulating research environment both on campus and through interactions with nearby institutions like Environment and Climate Change Canada, the University of Toronto and the University of Waterloo.

Does this position appeal to you? If so, then please email Prof. Tandon <tandon@yorku.ca> no later than November 4, 2020. In your email, please include the following:

1. a current CV.

2. your Canadian immigration status (Canadian citizen, Canadian permanent resident, or neither).

3. your current physical mailing address, making clear whether you are currently residing inside or outside Canada. If you are a non-Canadian currently residing in Canada, please indicate the type and expiration date of your work permit.

4. a brief (2-3 paragraph) description of research interests, including at least one idea for a project that you would lead.

5. the contact information (name, affiliation, phone and email) for two professional references.


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