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Postdoctoral Fellowship Position: Statistics of Climate Extremes

Postdoctoral Fellowship Position: Statistics of Climate Extremes

PCIC is currently seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow who will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team that undertakes research on climate-related precipitation extremes, including phenomena such as extreme rainfall and snowfall, freezing rain and drought. This will include developing and applying innovative statistical approaches based in extreme value theory in collaboration with climate scientists and users in order to best inform them about the potential impacts of changes in precipitation-related extremes in their domains of interest. He/she will use both observational and climate model simulated data that span a range of spatial resolutions. A particular opportunity will be to contribute to the analysis of new, very high resolution, climate change experiments that are being undertaken in collaboration with scientists at the US National Center for Atmospheric Research.

For more information, see the complete job posting.

Application: Please send your application including a cover letter, CV, and three professional references to Francis Zwiers,, with “ATTN: Postdoc- Statistics of Climate Extremes” in the subject line. Please indicate whether you are legally able to work in Canada. 

This postdoctoral position is part of a collaboration between (a) the pan-Canadian Global Water Futures (GWF) research program, which aims to address the strategic needs of the Canadian economy in adapting to change and managing risks of uncertain water futures, (b) the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI), which is a national institute offering the leadership and infrastructure necessary to develop statistical and data sciences research in Canada, and (c) PCIC. The position will contribute to the GWF Pillar 3 project entitled ‘Climate-related precipitation extremes’, which seeks to provide guidance to users in planning and preparing for the environmental, health and economic impacts of critical precipitation extremes by working closely with users from a representative collection of sectors. The position will be located at the University of Victoria and will be jointly supervised by Prof. Francis Zwiers (PCIC) and Prof. Ronald Stewart (University of Manitoba).

Review of applicants will start immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is found.