CEDAR email: PDF position in Arctic Atmospheric Lidar at the University of Western Ontario
james.drummond at dal.ca
Thu Jun 18 10:08:05 MDT 2015
*Post-Doctoral Vacancy in *
*Arctic Atmospheric Lidar Research in Canada*
The High Arctic is changing very fast and these changes are important,
both within the region and as their influence propagates out to lower
latitudes. Using measurements from the Polar Environment Atmospheric
Research Laboratory (PEARL) at Eureka, Nunavut and measurements from
other sites around the Arctic and the rest of the globe, the Probing the
Atmosphere of the High Arctic (PAHA) project – which involves many
Canadian University researchers - is investigating the Atmosphere of the
Canadian High Arctic using a variety of instrumentation.
The PAHA project has an opportunity for a post-doctoral fellow (PDF) to
work with the Canadian Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Change
(CANDAC) Differential Absorption Lidar (DIAL). The CANDAC DIAL has been
in operation for over 20 years and can obtain measurements of
stratospheric ozone, troposphere and lower stratospheric water vapour
and stratospheric aerosols. It is in the process of being refurbished.
Eureka is an ideal site to study ozone changes over the Arctic since it
is at a high enough latitude (80N) to be within the winter Polar Vortex
for much of the time.
The successful applicant will be responsible for the validation of the
measurements with the refurbished system and scientific studies using
the DIAL lidar measurements. Participation in measurement campaigns in
Eureka may also be possible. Collaboration with other PAHA researchers
and other research groups is encouraged.
We seek a candidate with demonstrated experience with lidar hardware and
data analysis. Experience with ozone lidar and/or scientific experience
working in the areas of stratospheric dynamics, chemistry and
troposphere-stratosphere coupling would be advantageous.
The position will be based at the University of Western Ontario under
the supervision of Prof. R. Sica. Applicants should submit a resume and
a statement indicating how they would expect to contribute to the above
projects. Applicants should also arrange for two academic references to
Applications and references should be sent by e-mail to Prof. James
Drummond (Principal Investigator of PAHA) at Dalhousie University -
_james.drummond at dal.ca <mailto:james.drummond at dal.ca>_
Review of applications will begin on July 15 with a view to making a
decision before August 7.
More details about PEARL, its several Lidars and the PAHA project can be
found at http://www.candac.ca
The PAHA project is funded under the Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research Council (NSERC) Canadian Climate and Atmospheric Research
program. Appointments under this program will be under NSERC guidelines.
In particular, support is usually limited to a maximum of two years.
Other employment conditions will be those of the university of residence
for the PDF.
/All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. The PAHA project and
all the universities involved are Employment Equity/Affirmative Action
employers. They encourage applications from qualified Aboriginal people,
persons with a disability, racially visible persons and women./
Prof. James R. Drummond, FRSC Tel: 902-494-2324
Department of Physics & Atmospheric Science Fax: 902-494-5191
Dalhousie University Cell: 416-302-9284
PO BOX 15000 E-mail: james.drummond at dal.ca
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2 http://fizz.phys.dal.ca/~jrdrummond
(Courier address: 6310 Coburg Road, Halifax, NS, B3H1Z9)
Department of Physics, Room 616, Tel: 416-978-4723
University of Toronto, Fax: 416-978-8905
60 St. George Street, E-mail: james.drummond at utoronto.ca
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA, M5S 1A7 http://www.atmosp.physics.utoronto.ca
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