2013_03:Postdoctoral Research, Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium

A two-year Postdoctoral Researcher position is available at Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium (PCIC), funded by NSERC project ‘Canadian Network for Regional Climate and Weather Processes’.  A link to the posting is at http://pacificclimate.org/about-pcic/careers.

The position is for a highly qualified individual to participate in the network project looking to distinguish regional climate changes from natural variability in support of the theme statistical extremes allowed by fine mesh and land-atmosphere feedbacks. The position will be located at the University of Victoria and will be jointly supervised by Prof. Francis Zwiers (PCIC) and Dr. Xuebin Zhang (Climate Data and Analysis Section and Adaptation and Impacts Research Section, Environment Canada). To be considered, applicants will have held their PhDs for less than 5-years at the time of acceptance of the offer employment.  The position is available immediately and will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.



  • PhD in climatology or a related discipline
  • Aptitude and demonstrated ability to apply and interpret sophisticated statistical methods in climate science
  • Demonstrated research potential
  • Graduate training and/or research experience in one or more of the study of climate extremes represented in global and regional climate models, evaluating climate models, or the study extreme climate events is an asset
  • Experience and ability in manipulating and analyzing very large datasets
  • Experience and/or desire to work on interdisciplinary projects and with interdisciplinary teams
  • Capable of working in a self-directed manner and within a team environment.

Application Procedure

Applicants should submit a CV, list of publications, a statement of research interests, and three letters of reference to Ms. Cassbreea Dewis, climate@uvic.ca, with “ATTN: CNRCWP Postdoctoral Researcher” in the subject line.

Additional information

Address enquiries to Prof. Francis Zwiers and Dr. Xuebin Zhang, climate@uvic.ca.