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Postdoctoral Hydroclimate Scientist

Job Summary
Job Summary
Sector Academic
Categories Cryospheric Sciences
Hydrological Sciences
Type Full time
Level Entry level
Employer Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium, University of Victoria
Location Victoria, Canada
Salary Commensurate with education and experience
Required Education PhD
Application Deadline Open until the position is filled
Posted 12 June 2017
Employer Information

The Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC) was created to assess climate impacts in the Pacific and Yukon Region of Canada. The goals of the Consortium are to foster collaborative research, to strengthen the capacity to address regional climate change and variability, and to provide the scientific basis for policy development. PCIC is a regional climate service center at the University of Victoria that provides practical information on the physical impacts of climate variability and change. Through collaboration with climate researchers and regional stakeholders, PCIC produces knowledge and tools in support of long-term planning.


Job Description

The Hydroclimate Scientist works as part of a multi-disciplinary team to study the impacts of climate variability and change on hydrology and water quality in western Canada. This postdoctoral position is part of the pan-Canadian Global Water Futures (GWF) research program (, led by the University of Saskatchewan, which aims to place Canada as a global leader in water science for the world’s cold regions and to address the strategic needs of the Canadian economy in adapting to change and managing risks of uncertain water futures. Under the theme of ‘Climate and Diagnostic Hydrological and Water Quality Modelling’, the GWF proposes the development of a unified pan-Canadian modular hydrology/water quality multi-model system for assessment of hydrologic sensitivity under historical and future climates. In this context, this position is responsible for the enhancement and application of PCIC’s version of the Variable Infiltration Capacity hydrology model (VIC-GL), which includes coupled glacier mass balance and dynamics components, for select Canadian basins.

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