Posted: July 10, 2019
Anticipated start:  As soon as possible (dependent upon matriculation; possible entry points are September, January, and May
Supervisory team: Dr. Joe Melton (UVic/ECCC), Dr. Bernhard Rabus (SFU), Dr. Chris Spence (ECCC), Dr. Colin Goldblatt (UVic)

This position will develop the capabilities of CLASSIC, the terrestrial component of CanESM, to simulate permafrost region processes. The lack of a representation of excess ground ice and its melt is a significant gap in many permafrost models. While excess ground ice has been incorporated into some models, the representation remains crude. This position will interface with PermafrostNet to parameterize CLASSIC using site-level data, collaboratively develop a dataset of excess ground ice, and determine the most valuable model outputs from future scenarios for use in hazard assessment. The parameterizations developed through this project will be incorporated in future versions of CanESM informing global efforts around climate change impacts such as the IPCC assessments.

To submit an application: Send Dr. Joe Melton (joe.melton@canada.ca) your letter of interest, CV, copy of transcript(s), and contact information for 3 references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The position will remain open until filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.