[ES_JOBS_NET] NSERC Visiting Fellowship in terrestrial nitrogen cycle modelling, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Fri Mar 18 08:45:56 MDT 2016

*NSERC Visiting Fellowship in terrestrial nitrogen cycle modelling*

The Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis (CCCma, 
www.cccma.ec.gc.ca <http://www.cccma.ec.gc.ca>), part of Environment and 
Climate Change Canada (ECCC), is seeking a post-doctoral fellow to 
develop and implement a nitrogen (N) cycle in the land surface component 
(CLASS-CTEM) of the Canadian Earth System Model (CanESM). Implementation 
of the N cycle in the CLASS-CTEM framework will allow it to 
interactively model: 1) the constraint placed by N limitation on 
photosynthesis, 2) the response of natural terrestrial ecosystems to N 
deposition and the response of crop systems to fertilizer input, and 3) 
the atmosphere-land exchange of N_2 O (a greenhouse gas) and NO_x (NO + 
NO_2 ). The concentration of NO_x in the atmosphere is the dominant 
control on the photochemical production of ozone throughout most of the 
troposphere, with ozone destruction occurring at low concentrations of 
NO_x and ozone production at higher concentrations. This work is key to 
the development of a more realistic representation of carbon cycle 
feedbacks and tropospheric chemistry in this leading earth system model.

The position will be based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on the 
campus of the University of Victoria and is expected to start sometime 
during Summer 2016. The position is open to Canadian and international 
applicants who have received their doctoral degrees since June 2011 in a 
relevant discipline. Relevant earth system modelling experience is 
desirable. The hiring will be administered by the Natural Sciences and 
Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC, www.nserc.ca) under their 
Visiting Fellowship (VF) in Canadian Government Laboratories programme. 
The NSERC Visiting Fellowship is currently valued at CDN $50,503 per 
year or higher, based on relevant professional experience. The position 
is available for one year initially but is renewable for up to two more 

Interested candidates are requested to contact Vivek Arora 
(vivek.arora at canada.ca) and David Plummer (david.plummer at canada.ca) with 
a one page cover letter and a copy of their Curriculum Vitae before 30 
April, 2016. The short-listed candidates will then be required to 
formally apply through the NSERC’s online system as well as be available 
for a phone or an in-person interview. The NSERC’s online system 
requires the name of the Canadian government laboratory where the VF 
will be based (in this case the CCCma) and the name of the potential 
supervisor(s) (in this case, Vivek Arora and/or David Plummer). Please 
see NSERC’s web site 
for more details on eligibility requirements and the application 
process. Chosen applicant(s) who are approved by NSERC as well as who 
successfully interview will then be contacted to confirm their 
acceptance of the fellowship offer.

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