Volume 21 No. 40

June 28, 2017

Program and Funding Opportunities

NSERC Award for Science Promotion and NSERC PromoScience Grant

Is promoting science your passion?  Take advantage of the following great opportunities from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Nominate an individual or a group for an NSERC Award for Science Promotion The nomination deadline is September 1, 2017.

Apply for an NSERC PromoScience Grant. The application deadline is September 15, 2017.

NSERC invites applications that promote the natural sciences and engineering to Canada's young people, particularly to groups such as girls and Aboriginal peoples that are under-represented in scientific and engineering careers.

In addition, NSERC is issuing a targeted call for applications that focus on resources, tools and professional development for teachers. It is expected that an increased percentage of applications in this area will be supported in consequence. These professional development programs must be outside of accredited courses or degree requirements.

Employment Opportunities

MSc Candidate - Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI), The Geological Survey of Canada

The Geological Survey of Canada is seeking an outstanding MSc candidate to join our Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI)-5 research team. This fully funded MSc project (start January 2018) will be co-supervised by Graham Pearson (University of Alberta), Christopher Lawley (Geological Survey of Canada) and Bruce Kjarsgaard (Geological Survey of Canada). Project results will contribute to an on-going TGI-5 research program that is focused on defining the role of the lithospheric mantle on ore deposit genesis through in situ geochemical analysis of mantle minerals. The successful candidate will receive a salary (~25k), get valuable hands-on analytical experience at several world class facilities (e.g., University of Alberta and the Geological Survey of Canada in Ottawa) and will publish results in a peer-reviewed journal(s) alongside the TGI-5 research team. All analytical and conference travel costs will also be included as part of the project. Some candidates may also be eligible for additional funding (e.g., teaching assistantship, admission scholarships).

If you are interested in applying or would like to know more, please contact Christopher Lawley (Christopher.Lawley@canada.ca). Because the MSc is being partly funded by the Geological Survey of Canada, preference will be given to Canadian citizens. We look forward to hearing from you!

Tenure Track Lab Instructor, Department of Geology, University of Regina

The University of Regina and the Department of Geology is seeking a tenure-track Lab Instructor.  The appointment is to commence January 1, 2018.

For more information and how to apply please see here.  Please consult the University fo Regina Employment site for further details on the application process.

Applications are due by August 30, 2017.

Postdoctoral Position - Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS), University of Miami and NOAA/AOML

The focus of the research for this position will be upper-ocean stratification and its impact on tropical cyclone intensification.  The successful candidate will be responsible for using satellite and in situ observations, together with statistical techniques and simple physical models, to create gridded maps of upper-ocean temperature and salinity stratification for the global tropics.  He or she will also be responsible for processing and analyzing data, interpreting the results, presenting findings at scientifics meetings and contribution significantly to the publication of results in scientific journals.

For more information and how to apply, please see here.  The position will be open until filled, with applications submitted by July 14, 2017 receiving full consideration.

Postdoctoral Scholar on machine learning using remote sensing and quantum computing, Columbia University

Columbia University is looking for a postdoctoral research associate interested in machine learning and new type of computing (quantum computing) with applications to geosciences.

Ideally the candidate should have a background in remote sensing and/statistics computer science with some exposure to climate science and data assimilation. Good mathematical background and programming skills are required.

The postdoctoral scholar will work closely with Prof. Pierre Gentine
Please submit electronically as a single PDF: (1) a brief cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) and the names of three references. Applications can be sent directly to Pierre Gentine, pg2328@columbia.edu