we are seeking a highly motivated PhD student and a postdoc to work on carbon, water and energy fluxes made with the eddy covariance technique across the treeline in northwestern Canada since May 2013. The positions are located in the Département de géographie at the Université de Montréal and/or in the Department of Geography at Wilfrid Laurier University. The positions are open starting May (postdoc) and September 2017 (PhD). Awarded competitive funding for these positions (PhD: four years; postdoc: two years) comes from different sources including National Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and Canada Research Chairs (CRC) programs. Additional sources include university fellowships, research assistantships, and teaching assistantships at the Université de Montréal and at Wilfrid Laurier University, and NSERC graduate student scholarships (deadlines are in October 2017).
Ideal applicants for the positions have
1) a strong quantitative and technical background related to the research obtained through degrees in geosciences, (bio)meteorology, environmental science, ecology, physics, etc.,
2) (some) high-latitude or other wilderness/outdoor experience as the research may require traveling to the sites,
3) the ability to work independently and effectively as part of a team setting consisting of researchers from various Canadian universities and territorial and federal government agencies, and
4) proficiency in English (the Université de Montréal is a francophone research university, so knowledge of French is of great advantage but not mandatory).
Please email questions regarding both positions and application packages consisting of cover letter, curriculum vitae (including a list of publications/presentations), an English writing sample (ideally a publication), copies of academic credentials, and names and contact information of at least two referees to:
pmarsh *at* wlu.ca and oliver.sonnentag *at* umontreal.ca
The review of applications will commence immediately until both positions are filled.
Professeur adjoint Oliver Sonnent
Chaire de recherche du Canada en Biogéosciences atmosphériques des hautes latitudes
Département de géographie
Université de Montréal
520 chemin de la Côte-Ste-Catherine
Montréal, QC H2V 2B8
office: 514 – 343 8032