CEDAR email: Technical Support of Arctic Atmospheric LIDAR

Jim Drummond james.drummond at dal.ca
Thu Jun 18 10:09:20 MDT 2015

*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 to work with the Canadian Network 
for the Detection of Atmospheric Change (CANDAC) Rayleigh-Mie-Raman 
Lidar and other ground-based remote sensing systems. There are a number 
of Lidars and other optical / radar equipment at Eureka making a variety 
of aerosol, cloud and atmospheric-chemistry composition and structure 
measurements. Keeping this instrumentation operational and at the 
forefront of atmospheric research requires constant effort and a wide 
range of skills from instrument maintenance and trouble-shooting to 
remote operations skills, on-site and off-site technical innovations, 
occasional software re-engineering and data processing support.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the operation of some 
of these instruments and to provide support to the PAHA team. 
Participation in measurement campaigns in Eureka may also be possible. 
Collaboration with other PAHA researchers and other research groups is 

We seek a candidate with demonstrated experience with optical 
atmospheric instrumentation, especially 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 one of the eight universities associated 
with PAHA depending upon the skills of the candidate and the needs of 
the project. 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 be submitted.

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 other instrumentation 
as well as 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. 
Other employment conditions will be those of the university of residence.

/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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