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Postdoctoral research fellow in watershed modelling

02.10.2018 - Athabasca University, Alberta, Canada

The Athabasca University is 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. Our research can refer our publications. 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 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, hydrology,
  • climatology or other closely related fields
  • Experience in modelling of biogeochemical or hydrological processes or computational modelling.
  • Strong skills and experience with programing languages (Fortran C, or C++) and coding and ability to design concept of model, algorithms and database
  • Excellent record of peer-reviewed scientific publication
  • Experience in SWAT, DNDC, models, GIS and remote sensing
  • Ability to work independently, self-motivated and to efficiently deliver results in time
  • Ability and desire to work in a closely cooperating interdisciplinary team

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in modeling of biogeochemical or hydrological processes, with experience in conducting model testing and coding. The position is fixed term position with competitive salary for a period of 1.5 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. The position will be based on Edmonton campus. How to apply for these positions, send an email to Prof Junye Wang at junyew(at)athabascau.cawith a detailed CV, a cover letter about your interest for the position and rationale for your suitability, and name and address of three referees.