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Research Associate (Coupled Biological-Chemical-Physical Ocean Modelling)

The Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a Research Associate in the field of coupled biological-chemical-physical ocean modelling. The candidate will be expected to take a lead role in performing modeling analyses for a variety of problems related to biological productivity of the Salish Sea, the processes that control it and its spatial and temporal variability. In addition, the candidate will be required to contribute to the maintenance of the SMELT and SalishSeaCast code bases, detailed biological model evaluations and is also expected to contribute to model developments. Other responsibilities include the mentoring of research students on modeling-related tasks, addressing inquiries from external SalishSeaCast stakeholders, report preparation, and the publication of research results in peer-reviewed, leading international journals.

Minimum Requirements: A Ph.D. in oceanography or a related field with a strong quantitative background plus three years of post-doctoral experience with coastal biological ocean modelling. Programming knowledge with Fortran 90/95 and python is required and experience with parallel computing is preferred. The candidate should have an excellent record of research competence demonstrated by the development of biological model(s) for coastal applications and by publication in the peer-reviewed international scientific literature. The ideal candidate will be independent, self-motivated, have excellent written communication skills, be well organized when handling different projects, and be a team player. Candidates with previous experience in real-time, coupled, coastal biological models are preferred. Research experience in the Salish Sea is ideal. A one-year appointment will begin May 1, 2020; the appointment can be extended for one or more years. Salary is dependent upon educational level and experience.

Please forward your cover letter and CV to Dr. Susan Allen at: by Apr 25, 2020.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community.  We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

March 23, 2020
April 25, 2020