[ES_JOBS_NET] Research Technician/Associate in Arctic Hydrology

P. Marsh philip.marsh at outlook.com
Sat Jul 12 18:32:16 MDT 2014

Research Associate in Arctic Hydrology


The Cold Regions Water Science project at Wilfrid Laurier University in
Waterloo, Canada, invites applications for a Research Associate position in
Arctic Hydrology. The successful candidate will support a Canadian Research
Chair and Canadian Foundation for Innovation program led by Professor Philip
Marsh. This program will carry out hydrological research in the Western
Canadian Arctic that is focused on understanding the linkages between
climate, vegetation, snow, permafrost and hydrology. 


The successful candidate will be involved in all components of the research
program, including: 

- Field work at remote sites in the Northwest Territories, including sites
in the Inuvik region. The successful candidate must be comfortable working
in remote areas under extreme climate.

- field site selection; instrument installation; instrument programming, and
analysis of hydrological field data and hydrological model data, including
the use of remote sensing data sets and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)



This position requires:

- MSc preferred, or PhD, in the natural sciences from a recognized
university, with a specialization in hydrology, cryospheric sciences, or
atmospheric sciences coupled with relevant training and field experience.

- Experience in: programming Campbell Scientific Data Loggers or equivalent;
using and trouble shooting a suite of hydrological and/or atmospheric field
instruments; conducting hydrologic field research in wilderness settings;
using and maintaining snowmobiles, trailers, and trucks; small construction
projects typical of remote field camps.

- Computer skills are required in MS Excel and Powerpoint; using remote
sensing data and GIS software

- Currently have, or a willingness to learn or obtain, wilderness first aid;
firearms safety; tower climbing safety.

- This position will require regular travel to field sites in Arctic Canada.

- Must be self-directed and able to work independently.

- experience with Matlab or other similar scientific analysis software an

- Scientific and technical writing skills are an asset.

- Experience in coding in Fortran, C++, or other computer languages are an


Salary: commensurate with skills and experience.


Starting date: August 15, 2014, or when a suitable candidate is identified.


Applications from all qualified individuals are invited; however, Canadian
citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Laurier is
committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes
applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with
disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. 


To be considered for this position, please send your CV, letter of
introduction, names of three references to: Philip Marsh, Canada Research
Chair, Cold Regions Research Centre, Wilfrid Laurier University.
pm.arctictechnician at outlook.com <mailto:pm.arctictechnician at outlook.com> .
Further information is available at philipmarsh.ca; http://coldregions.ca/;


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