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Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in  Physical Oceanography

The Department of Oceanography at Dalhousie University is seeking applicants for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Physical Oceanography. Applicants must hold a PhD in Physical Oceanography or a closely related discipline, and have a strong record of research excellence.  The applicants' research should address ocean dynamics on a range of temporal and spatial scales, and it should complement the existing research activities by physical oceanography faculty in the Department, e.g., ocean models and observational analyses, shelf and deep ocean circulation, nearshore processes, air-sea interactions, climate variability, ocean acoustics, and mixing.  Interests in cross-disciplinary oceanographic research are an asset.

 The successful applicant may find research support from existing centres of excellence at Dalhousie (e.g., MEOPAR) and from the newly created Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI).  OFI brings together elite researchers and institutes from across the globe to understand our changing oceans and create safe, sustainable solutions for ocean development.  Including a $93.7M award through the Canada First Research Excellence Fund program (CFREF), government, private and partner contributions, the OFI is a $220M enterprise.

 The successful applicant will be appointed to a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.  The anticipated start date is 1 July 2019, or as negotiated.  The application should include a detailed curriculum vitae, a two- to three-page statement of research interests, three representative publications, the names and contact information of three references, and a completed Self-ID questionnaire (  Review of applications will begin on 4 June 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.  Please send the complete application as a single pdf to the address below:

Dr. Katja Fennel
Search Committee Chair, Tier 2 CRC in Physical Oceanography

The Canada Research Chair (CRC) program was established by the Canadian Federal Government with the purpose of attracting outstanding researchers to the Canadian university system.  Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e. the candidate must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination).  Applicants who are more than 10 years from their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, including maternity leave, extended sick leave, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process.  Please contact the research grants office and see the CRC website ( for more information on eligibility.  Dalhousie recognizes that career paths can be diverse and that career interruptions may occur.  Applicants are encouraged to include, in their cover letter, an explanation of the impact that any career interruptions may have had on their record of research achievement.

Dalhousie University is celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2018.  The student body comprises 18,000 students from around the world who are here to access world-class academic programmes and leading edge research.  It is located in the port city of Halifax on Canada’s east coast, which is renowned for its relaxed lifestyle, friendly people, and natural beauty.

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

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Sandbox coordinator - Dalhousie University;jsessionid=207618D8075CA60ED4665FE6CDC34DEA?careerId=982 Click Here for information about this position]]> 2018-04-28 00:00:00.0;jsessionid=207618D8075CA60ED4665FE6CDC34DEA?careerId=982 Post-doctoral Position at The University of British Columbia in Oil Spill Modeling;jsessionid=207618D8075CA60ED4665FE6CDC34DEA?careerId=1061 Post-doctoral Position at the University of British Columbia in Oil Spill Modelling with MEOPAR

The Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the eld of numerical modelling  of oil spills in the coastal ocean. The successful applicant will conduct research as part of MIDOSS (Model of Impact of Dilbit and Oil Spills in the Salish sea). MIDOSS is a three year project funded by MEOPAR to improve our scienti c knowledge and tools to support evidence-based planning both in preparation for, and in response to, an oil spill in the Salish Sea.

MEOPAR ( is an NSERC Network of Centres of Excellence and offers a train- ing program and other bene ts. The position is for one-year, renewable for a second year, and preferred start date is September 2018. The application deadline is Jun 5, 2018 but will be extended if a suitable
candidate has not been found.

Project and Responsibilities
Shipping associated with Canada's largest port, Vancouver, is increasing. The proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will bring a more than six-fold increase in the number of tankers transiting the Salish Sea, and they will be carrying diluted bitumen (Dilbit).
MIDOSS will improve modelling of Dilbit in the coastal ocean, prediction of near-surface currents, and risk communication strategies for the diverse decision-making groups involved.

MIDOSS will produce risk exposure products to aid in community planning and in mapping ecosystem vulnerability. In addition, MIDOSS will produce predictions of strong currents and extreme high/low water for pilots to help reduce ship accidents.
The post-doctoral fellow (pdf) will develop the oil spill exposure product and in the pro-cess will implement a coupled oil spill prediction system and evaluate it. Speci cally, the pdf will develop a stochastic modelling framework, probably using Monte Carlo methods, for varying spill location, and the high-performance computing work ow to facilitate com- putational demand. The fellow will assist in coupling the MOHID oil spill model in the
SalishSeaCast operational framework. They will assist two graduate students in evaluating the system by hindcasting a series of documented small spills. They will work with the third student to integrate the stochastic simulations into oil spill risk exposure products for stakeholders.

The project is cross-country and cross-discipline. The successful applicant will be pri- marily supervised by Prof. Susan Allen, and will also interact with Prof. Stephanie Chang (UBC) particularly on the risk exposure products and Prof. Haibo Niu (Dalhousie Univer-sity) particularly on the MOHID oil spill model.
Additional responsibilities will include: reporting to MEOPAR, publication of the re-sults in peer-reviewed international journals and partial supervision of undergraduate and/or graduate students working on other aspects of the project.

Minimum Quali cations and Experience
A Ph.D. together with a strong background in numerical modelling of ocean ows and interest in risk communication, particularly in producing risk information products that would be useful to a range of non-academic stakeholders. Candidates with experience using NEMO and/or ocean oil spill models are preferred. The position is for one-year, renewable for a second year, and preferred start date is September 2018. Salary is commensurate with educational level and experience; the minimum salary is $48,000 per year plus bene ts.

How to Apply
Applications, including a CV, copies of two relevant publications, and the names, e-mails and phone numbers of three referees should be sent to Dr. Susan Allen ( ).
The application deadline is Jun 5, 2018 but it will be extended if a suitable candidate has not been found.
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All quali ed persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

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