One PhD and One Postdoc Position in Atmospheric Radiation, McGill University

The Atmospheric Radiation Group in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, McGill University, invites applications for a PhD student position and a postdoctoral researcher position

 

Date posted

Jan. 20, 2021 12:00 am

Application deadline

Mar. 20, 2021 12:00 am

Organization

The Atmospheric Radiation Group in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, McGill University,

Location

  • United States

Job description

One PhD and One Postdoc Position in Atmospheric Radiation, McGill University

The Atmospheric Radiation Group in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (https://www.mcgill.ca/meteo/), McGill University, invites applications for a PhD student position and a postdoctoral researcher position in atmospheric modeling and satellite remote sensing. The research will investigate the radiative impacts of water vapor and cloud in extreme weather and climate change, with a focus on the cold and dry environments such as in the mid/high-latitude winters and in the Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere (UTLS) region. The successful candidates will commence the
research with numerical modeling and analysis of existing data and will have the opportunity to participate in radiometric instrumentation and field measurements in later phase of the project.

PhD Position
The applicants should have an undergraduate major in Physics, Meteorology, Mathematics, Computer Sciences or Engineering. The anticipated start date of the PhD student is September 1st, 2021. More info on the PhD program and application: https://www.mcgill.ca/meteo/programs-0/graduate-studies

Postdoc Position
The applicants should have a PhD in Atmospheric Science or a relevant discipline such as Meteorology or Civil Engineering.
Programming skills in Linux Shell, Fortran, Matlab and/or Python are highly desirable. Experience with weather/climate modeling, radiative transfer modeling, radiometric measurements or inverse methods used in remote sensing would be an asset.

The position is available as of now and will remain open until filled.

The PhD degree of the successful applicant should be conferred within three years of the start date of this appointment (e.g., on or after April 1st, 2018 if starting on April 1st, 2021), with allowances made for an acceptable delay in research inactivity (i.e. illness, parental leave, etc.).

The appointment will be initially one year and can be renewed annually conditioned on performance and funding availability.

For full consideration, applicants should send a CV, a list of references, and a statement of research interest by email to Yi Huang (yi.huang@mcgill.ca) by February 28, 2021.

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, accessibilityrequest.hr@mcgill.ca or 514-398-3711.