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Ph.D Student Opportunity in Ecosystem Modelling

Ph.D  Student Opportunity in Ecosystem Modelling - McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

The School of Geography and Earth Science, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada is seeking applications for a Ph.D student to work on Terrestrial Ecosystem Modelling studies.  

The main objective of this work test and further develop the nitrogen (N) cycle coupled Canada Land Surface Scheme - Canadian Terrestrial Ecosystem Model (CLASS-CTEM+N) and to explore biogeochemical and hydrological feedbacks and quantify uncertainties in carbon, water and energy budgets using observed data from flux tower sites associated with global Fluxnet ( CLASS-CTEM model is part of the Canadian Earth System Model (Can-ESM2).  Selected student will have opportunities to collaborate with researchers and partners associated with the McMaster Centre for Climate Change ( and Climate Research Branch, Environment Canada. 

Qualified candidates should submit resume, copies of their B.Sc and M.Sc transcripts or grade sheets and names of two referees to Dr. Altaf Arain This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Review of the applications will begin immediately. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible before Fall 2016. Applicants should have a background in land surface schemes or vegetation ecosystem models and strong analytical and programming skills using FORTRAN. Familiarity with Matlab or R, NetCDF and UNIX platforms is also desired.

Preference will be given to Canada citizens or permanent residents. International applicants with exceptionally strong academic record and relevant background may also be considered.