[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral Position (University of Toronto) – Satellite Validation over the high Arctic

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Posting Date: 4 November 2015

Faculty of Arts and Science
University of Toronto


*Area of Research:*
The High Arctic is changing very fast and these changes are important,
both within the region and as their influence propagates out to lower
latitudes. Using measurements from the Polar Environment Atmospheric
Research Laboratory (PEARL) at Eureka, Nunavut and measurements from
other sites around the Arctic and the rest of the globe, the Probing the
Atmosphere of the High Arctic (PAHA) project – which involves many
Canadian University researchers – is investigating the Atmosphere of the
Canadian High Arctic.

The PAHA project has an opportunity for a post-doctoral fellow (PDF) to
conduct satellite validation and intercomparison studies using the PEARL
dataset. Satellite validation establishes the accuracy and reliability
of satellite measurements through comparisons with well-characterized
data sets. Within PAHA, we are using this high Arctic data set for
validating current satellite missions focusing on trace gases and
aerosol properties.

*Description of duties:*
The successful applicant will be responsible for conducting statistical
comparisons between PEARL and satellite datasets (with some focus on the
Canadian missions SCISAT and OSIRIS); employing innovative comparison
methods; and collaborating with satellite science teams, other
ground-based measurement sites and other PAHA researchers.

$45,000 per year.

*Required qualifications:*
A Ph.D. degree in Physics, Atmospheric Science or a relevant field is
required. We seek a candidate with expertise in atmospheric data
analysis and remote sensing datasets. Experience with satellite
validation and/or scientific experience working with satellite
retrievals would be advantageous.

*Application instructions*

All individuals interested in this position must submit a cover letter,
curriculum vitae and a statement indicating how they would expect to
contribute to the above project to Prof. Kaley A. Walker by the closing
date. Applicants should also arrange for two academic references to be
submitted by the closing date.

*Closing date:* 30 November 2015.

*Supervisor:* Prof. Kaley A. Walker
University of Toronto, Department of Physics
60 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5S 1A7

*Expected start date:* 1 March 2016 (or earlier)

*Term:* Until 31 January 2018.

*FTE:* 100%

Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is
covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its
community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority
group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities,
members of sexual minority groups, and others

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