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Research Hydrologist

PCIC is seeking to fill two research hydrologist positions. The changing climate in British Columbia (BC) is expected to affect various hydrological factors (e.g. flow levels, timing and temperature) pertinent to salmon growth, survival, and habitat connectivity.  In order to ensure the future protection and restoration of wild Pacific salmon and other BC fish stocks, it is necessary to understand how ongoing and future effects of climate change on the freshwater environment may affect salmon habitats at regional and watershed scales. As part of a collaboration between PCIC and scientists from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), the two advertised postdoctoral positions will contribute to determining the climate-mediated vulnerability of salmon productivity in space and time. This will involve an interdisciplinary effort to combine hydrologic modelling with habitat risk and vulnerability assessment. Each Research Hydrologist will undertake hydrologic modelling and related research to quantify future climate-driven changes in river discharge and temperature. The modelling will be undertaken at one of two spatial scales throughout a region spanning all Pacific-draining watersheds in BC. The Research Hydrologists will work at PCIC under the supervision of the Lead for the Hydrologic Impacts theme and collaborate with members of PCIC and DFO.  

For more information, see the complete job posting.

Application: Please send your application including a cover letter, CV, and three professional references to Markus Schnorbus, climate@uvic.ca, with “ATTN: Research Hydrologist” in the subject line. Please indicate whether you are legally able to work in Canada. 

Review of applicants will start immediately and will continue until suitable candidates are found.